School
Statistics

 AP / IB Report 2002


Results of the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations - 2002 

Advanced Placement Results

Since 1984, each school district in South Carolina has been required to provide Advanced Placement (AP) courses in all secondary schools that include grades 11 or 12. These classes prepare students for the national AP examinations. Students who score 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam are generally considered qualified to receive credit for the equivalent course(s) at colleges and universities that give credit for AP exams. The data are presented for high school students who participated in AP courses in public schools and took at least one AP exam during the 2001-02 school year.

The following table provides information on AP exam results by school.

Advanced Placement Examinations-All Exams
Percent of 3 to 5 Scores
School
Number
of
Students
Number
of
Exams
Number
of 3 
to 5
Scores
Percent
of 3 
to 5
Scores
Greenville County
1527
2881
1581
55
Berea High 
51
71
28
39
Blue Ridge High 
42
57
35
61
Carolina High 
19
24
11
46
Eastside High 
126
193
134
69
Greenville High 
156
279
197
71
Greer High 
77
109
63
58
Wade Hampton High 
88
124
84
68
Hillcrest High 
128
185
82
44
J. L. Mann High 
176
362
197
54
Mauldin High 
189
437
220
50
Riverside High 
229
397
275
69
Southside High 
103
383
172
45
Travelers Rest High 
92
176
70
40
Woodmont High 
51
84
13
15
*For subgroups smaller than 5, no score data are published.


International Baccalaureate Results

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), founded in 1968, is a nonprofit educational foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. It is a comprehensive two-year curriculum, available in English, French and Spanish, that generally allows students to fulfill requirements of various national education systems.

IBO's Diploma Program is a high school program offered to students in the final two years of school and requires that a candidate take one subject from each of the following six groups: (1) the "Language A1" group is the student's first language and includes the study of selections from world literature; (2) the "Second Language" group is a language and literature course in a language other than the student's first language; (3) the "Individuals and Societies" group includes courses such as geography, history, psychology, anthropology, and business and management; (4) the "Experimental Sciences" group includes biology, chemistry, physics, environmental systems, and design technology; (5) the "Mathematics and Computer Science" group includes four math options related to the candidate's anticipated need for math beyond high school (for example, a math course intended for students who will take higher-level math in college related to subjects such as physics or engineering); (6) the "Arts and Electives" group includes visual arts and music and theater arts, as well as Latin and classical Greek, along with the option of a second subject from groups 1-4 or a further course in mathematics.

Each test in the above groups is graded on a scale of 1-7. Below is a table displaying, the 2002 results for The School District of Greenville County students taking IB subject area tests and receiving a score of 4 or higher (4=satisfactory performance; 5=good; 6=very good; 7=excellent).

High School
Number Taking
at Least One 
IB Subject Area
Test
Number of IB 
Subject Area 
Tests Taken
Number of Tests 
with Scores of 4
or Higher
Percent of  Tests 
with Scores of 4
or Higher
Southside
63 230 146 63%

Below is a table displaying the number of students who were candidates for a diploma (students in the second year of the two-year IB program can register as Diploma Candidates when testing), the number who were awarded diplomas, and the percentage of diplomas awarded.

High School
Diploma 
Attempted
Diploma 
Awarded
Percentage
Southside
36
18
50%

The two tables above reflect IB results provided by IBO as of Aug. 7, 2002 - score results that were pending and then resolved after Aug. 7 are not reflected in this report.