The Barrington 220 School District is one of just 373 school districts nationwide to earn a spot on the College Board’s 9th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll.
In 2018, Barrington High School administered more than 2,450 AP tests, in 35 different AP subjects, to 1,158 students. BHS students scored a 3 or higher on 87% of the total tests administered. Earning a score of 3 or higher earns students college credit, while still in high school.
Among BHS juniors and seniors, AP course enrollment increased from 65% in 2015 to 71% in 2018.
Inclusion on the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2016 to 2018, for the following criteria:
- Increased participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts.
- Increased or maintained percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam
- Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2018 scoring a 3 or higher than those in 2016, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.