OUSD News - 2017

OUSD Increases Advanced Placement Enrollment and Scores

Orange, CA – March 27, 2017 – According to a recent article from the College Board, states and districts - including Orange Unified - are expanding the Advanced Placement (AP).  Through a partnership with Equal Opportunity Schools, the District has been able to identify students who demonstrate “AP Potential,” yet might not have otherwise gone into an AP class.  OUSD high schools have reached out to these students to encourage participation in the AP courses.  As a result, all four comprehensive high schools have seen a growth in AP course enrollment.  Further, this growth has steadily increased over the last two years as a result of the efforts at the schools. 


2014 – 2015 AP Enrollment – Unduplicated

 

2015 – 2016 AP and IB Enrollment – Unduplicated

Canyon High School

851

 

Canyon High School

922

El Modena High School

598

 

El Modena High School

646

Orange High School

365

 

Orange High School

428

Villa Park High School

687

 

Villa Park High School

749

 

Coupled with increased enrollment, OUSD high schools have also seen a steady growth in students taking the AP exam and earning a 3, 4 or 5 on the AP exams.  The District, as a whole, showed an 11.0% increase in number of exams taken going from 4,119 total exams in 2014 – 2015 to 4,573 exams in 2015 – 2016.  The District showed a 15.5% increase in the number of scores being 3, 4, or 5 going from 2,358 exams to 2724 exams.

Orange Unified has also seen a growth in students earning Advanced Placement recognition on their performance on the exams.  The four areas the students earned recognition in were AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar with Distinction, and National AP Scholar.  AP Scholar is “granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.”  An AP Scholar with Honor is “granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.”  An AP Scholar with Distinction is “granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.”  A National AP Scholar is “granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.”

 

2014 - 2015

 

All Awards

AP Scholar

AP Scholar with Honor

AP Scholar with Distinction

National AP Scholar

Canyon High School

Number of Scholars

201

104

36

62

10

Average Score

3.55

2.97

3.66

4.02

4.33

El Modena High School

Number of Scholars

114

58

23

33

8

Average Score

3.57

2.98

3.51

4.05

4.52

Orange High School

Number of Scholars

23

18

4

1

 

Average Score

3.01

2.83

3.58

3.67

 

Villa Park High School

Number of Scholars

174

103

24

47

15

Average Score

3.52

2.87

3.45

4.14

4.51

2015 - 2016

 

All Awards

AP Scholar

AP Scholar with Honor

AP Scholar with Distinction

National AP Scholar

Canyon High School

Number of Scholars

241

100

51

90

21

Average Score

3.69

2.97

3.56

4.10

4.35

El Modena High School

Number of Scholars

115

64

19

32

5

Average Score

3.56

2.99

3.47

4.17

4.50

Orange High School

Number of Scholars

18

11

4

3

 

Average Score

3.07

2.79

3.39

3.75

 

Villa Park High School

Number of Scholars

196

111

26

59

14

Average Score

3.44

2.82

3.41

4.09

4.38

 

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The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 30,000 students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and county areas.  The school district, founded in 1953, encompasses 108 square miles.  The District office is located at 1401 N. Handy Street, Orange, California.

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