All Cobb High Schools Receive 2019 AP Honor School Award

 


Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently announced the names of the Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2019. The list spotlighted all 16 of the traditional high schools in the Cobb County School District. 

“In the Cobb County School District, we not only continue to increase the number of opportunities available to our students, like AP courses and access to Dual Enrollment classes, but our teachers prepare the students so they can excel. All the AP Honors that our schools have earned are a testament to the hard work of both our students and our teachers,” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. 

Every one of Cobb’s traditional high schools earned the honor as a 2019 AP STEM School, which means the schools had students in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses. Eleven of those Cobb schools also earned the extra honor of being named 2019 AP STEM Achievement Schools. The additional recognition went to AP STEM schools where 40 percent of students scored a 3 or higher on the AP math and AP science exams. 

One of the Cobb AP STEM Achievement Schools was Wheeler High School, which was recently ranked as the second-best STEM program in the nation. 

The Cobb County School District also included 12 AP Humanities Schools. In order to achieve that honor, students at the school had to test in at least one English course, two history/social science courses, one fine arts course, and one world language course. 

Five Cobb schools were recognized as AP Access and Support Schools. Only 64 high schools in the state of Georgia earned this honor for having least 30 percent of AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African-American and/or Hispanic and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher. 

The majority of Cobb schools, 11 to be exact, are AP Merit Schools. To achieve that honor, at least 20 percent of the total student population has to take AP exams and at least 50 percent have to score a 3 or higher on the AP exams.  

“It’s essential that we offer a robust set of opportunities to Georgia students, and Advanced Placement is an important part of that,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods. “I congratulate the educators and leaders who worked to create strong AP programs in these 230 Georgia schools, ultimately connecting students with high-level coursework and the opportunity to gain college credit.”   

AP exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning at the high-school level; students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit.  

Last year, more than 8,500 Cobb students took more than 17,600 AP exams.  

 

2019 AP Merit Schools 

Allatoona High School 

Harrison High School 

Hillgrove High School 

Kell High School 

Kennesaw Mountain High School 

Lassiter High School 

North Cobb High School 

Pope High School 

Sprayberry High School 

Walton High School 

Wheeler High School 

 

2019 AP Access and Support Schools:  

Hillgrove High School 

McEachern High School 

North Cobb High School 

South Cobb High School 

Sprayberry High School 

 

2019 AP Humanities Schools  

Allatoona High School 

Harrison High School 

Hillgrove High School 

Kennesaw Mountain High School 

Lassiter High School 

McEachern High School 

North Cobb High School 

Osborne High School 

Pope High School 

Sprayberry High School 

Walton High School 

Wheeler High School 

 

2019 AP STEM Schools  

Allatoona High School 

Campbell High School 

Harrison High School 

Hillgrove High School 

Kell High School 

Kennesaw Mountain High School 

Lassiter High School 

McEachern High School 

North Cobb High School 

Osborne High School 

Pebblebrook High School 

Pope High School 

South Cobb High School 

Sprayberry High School 

Walton High School 

Wheeler High School 

 

2019 AP STEM Achievement Schools  

Allatoona High School 

Harrison High School 

Hillgrove High School 

Kell High School 

Kennesaw Mountain High School 

Lassiter High School 

Pope High School 

South Cobb High School 

Sprayberry High School 

Walton High School 

Wheeler High School