Record number of Falls students take AP tests

Published on: 8/1/2013

A record number of Menomonee Falls High School students took Advanced Placement tests in 2013.

The high school administered a school record 362 AP exams in 2013, almost 100 more than last year and more than any year in school history.

AP courses are a series of classes approved by the College Board that high school students can take. At the end of the class, a student can pay to take an AP test. The tests are scored 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score. A 3 indicates college readiness and is enough to earn college credit in some courses.

Menomonee Falls students earned a score of 3 or higher on 80 percent of the tests. Nearly 30 Falls students have been recognized as AP Scholars by earning a 3 or higher on three AP exams.

The increase in AP exams is an example of the School District's focus on college readiness, including increasing resources for staff to better prepare students for college, according to a press release from the School District.