The Florida Dept. of Education has posted the AP exam statistics for the 2011-12 school year on its website. Statewide 29.6 percent of the 10-12th graders take AP exams for a advanced placement in college. Escambia County has 18.3 percent. While Escambia has improved the percentage since 2009, the gap between the county and state percentages widened–going from 9.6 to 11.3 percent.
The state shows a slight improvement in those passing tests–jumping from 42.9 in 2009 to 45.2 last year. Escambia County is relatively flat, slipping 0.9 percent, but still above the statewide percentage.
|TOTAL||2012 AP Takers||2009 AP Takers||Change||2012 Passing Tests||2009 Passing Tests||Change|
|WHITE STUDENTS||2012 AP Takers||2009 AP Takers||Change||2012 Passing Tests||2009 Passing Tests||Change|
|BLACK STUDENTS||2012 AP Takers||2009 AP Takers||Change||2012 Passing Tests||2009 Passing Tests||Change|
|HISPANIC STUDENTS||2012 AP Takers||2009 AP Takers||Change||2012 Passing Tests||2009 Passing Tests||Change|
When you breakdown the AP numbers, the gap between the whites, blacks and Hispanic students is startling. No African-American student passed an AP Exam at Escambia High, Tate or West Florida High. Only the Hispanic students at PHS passed an AP exam.
Pine Forest students struggle the most with the AP exams. West Florida High only has 8.2 percent of its students take an AP exam, but 81.6 percent pass the exams they take.
|School Name||Total Percentage of AP Test Takers||Total Percentage of Students Scoring 3-5|
|WEST FLORIDA HIGH||8.2||81.6|
|J. M. TATE HIGH SCHOOL||21.6||43.3|
|ESCAMBIA HIGH SCHOOL||11.1||30.6|
|PINE FOREST HIGH||16.3||17.1|
|School Name||Total Percentage of White AP Test Takers||Total Percentage of White Students Scoring 3-5|
|ESCAMBIA HIGH SCHOOL||13.3||33.7|
|J. M. TATE HIGH SCHOOL||23.4||44.9|
|PINE FOREST HIGH||22.9||22|
|WEST FLORIDA HIGH||12.2||81.7|
|School Name||Total Percentage of Black AP Test Takers||Total Percentage of Black Students Scoring 3-5|
|ESCAMBIA HIGH SCHOOL||2.5||0|
|J. M. TATE HIGH SCHOOL||7.9||0|
|PINE FOREST HIGH||8.6||1.4|
|WEST FLORIDA HIGH||2.2||0|
|School Name||Total Percentage of Hispanic AP Test Takers||Total Percentage of Hispanic Students Scoring 3-5|
|ESCAMBIA HIGH SCHOOL||9.5||0|
|J. M. TATE HIGH SCHOOL||16.2||0|
|PINE FOREST HIGH||16.4||0|
|WEST FLORIDA HIGH||2.4||0|