Katy and Houston News

04.27
2019

Katy Number One in the Nation

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Katy Independent School District is now known as the number one school district in the nation when it comes to expanding access to, and increasing performance in, Advanced Placement (AP) courses! Today, Katy ISD was named the College Board Advanced Placement® Large District of the Year. Elected officials, students, teachers, district administration, and the College Board leadership, were all on hand to celebrate this outstanding achievement at a student assembly held at Morton Ranch High School this morning. 

In order to receive this recognition, the College Board requires a district of Katy ISD's size to increase student participation in AP courses by four percent over a three-year period. From 2017 to 2018 alone, the number of Katy ISD students participating in AP courses increased by 25 percent, and the number of exams administered increased by 20 percent.  As far as performance, 77.4 percent of AP exams taken by Katy ISD students scored a three or better.

 

Source: Katy ISD