KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
October 24, 2023
By Natalie Cook Clark
Six Katy ISD High Schools have been acknowledged for academic excellence for their performance from the May 2023 AP Exams.
Katy Schools Recognized for AP Exam Excellence
Katy ISD High Schools Cinco Ranch, Jordan, Katy, Seven Lakes, Taylor, and Tompkins have been acknowledged for their excellence in AP Exams.
“We take immense pride in the remarkable accomplishments of our Katy ISD high schools on the AP Exams,” says Dr. Christine Caskey, Chief Academic Officer at Katy ISD.
These six Katy ISD high schools succeeded in meeting each of the following criteria that was established by the AP College Board. According to the AP College Board website, these criteria are anchored in research-based relationships between AP and college outcomes:
College Culture: 40% or more of the graduating cohort took at least one AP Exam during high school.
College Credit: 25% of more of the graduating cohort scored a “3” or higher on at least one AP Exam during high school.
College Optimization: 2% or more of the graduating cohort took five or more AP Exams during high school. At least one of those exams was taken in 9th or 10th grade, so that students are spreading their AP experience across grades rather than feeling disproportionate pressure in any single year.
These six Katy ISD High Schools earned the following distinction(s):
Cinco Ranch High School - Silver
Jordan High School - Gold
Katy High School – Bronze
Seven Lakes High School – Silver and AP Access Award
Taylor High School – Bronze
Tompkins High School – Silver and AP Access Award
Also noted by the College Board, schools on the AP School Honor Roll may also earn the AP Access Award. Schools earn the additional award if the percentage of AP Exam takers who are underrepresented minority and/or low-income students mirrors the school’s overall student demographics.
“This achievement is the result of the hard work of each student and staff member. Their accomplishments reflect the district’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence and exemplify our dedication to inspire excellence and transform learners into leaders,” says Caskey.