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AP exam participation: DeKalb County
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AP exam participation: DeKalb County

(WXIA) -- More Georgia high school students are taking -- and passing -- Advanced Placement exams.

Last school year, 89,806 Georgia students took 154,176 AP exams. That's an 8 percent increase in the number of participants and almost a 9 percent increase in the number of tests.

AP exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5. Passing scores of 3, 4 or 5 often allow the test-takers to earn college credit.

Georgia's seniors earned 86,075 passing scores on their AP exams in 2014, a 9.6 percent increase over 2013.

English Language and Composition was the state's most popular AP exam, followed by U.S. History and World History.

In DeKalb County, 4,857 students took 7,481 AP exams in 2014, and 2,955 of those exams earned passing scores.

Here are the AP exam breakdowns for each DeKalb County public high school:

Arabia Mountain HS
289 students took 395 exams
114 passing scores

Cedar Grove HS
144 students took 179 exams
10 passing scores

Chamblee Charter HS
438 students took 975 exams
706 passing scores

Clarkston HS
169 students took 250 exams
29 passing scores

Columbia HS
221 students took 294 exams
19 passing scores

Cross Keys HS
143 students took 203 exams
54 passing scores

DeKalb Early College Academy
16 students took 16 exams
9 passing scores

DeKalb School of the Arts
151 students took 265 exams
188 passing scores

Druid Hills HS
346 students took 519 exams
275 passing scores

Dunwoody HS
481 students took 867 exams
519 passing scores

Elizabeth Andrews HS
16 students took 18 exams
0 passing scores

Lakeside HS
554 students took 959 exams
584 passing scores

Lithonia HS
130 students took 186 exams
21 passing scores

Martin Luther King Jr. HS
152 students took 194 exams
5 passing scores

McNair HS
62 students took 67 exams
2 passing scores

Miller Grove HS
184 students took 217 exams
17 passing scores

Redan HS
114 students took 125 exams
5 passing scores

Southwest DeKalb HS
290 students took 432 exams
187 passing scores

Stephenson HS
275 students took 346 exams
42 passing scores

Stone Mountain HS
91 students took 128 exams
45 passing scores

Tucker HS
473 students took 706 exams
120 passing scores

At Decatur High School, which is part of Decatur City Schools, 346 students took 674 AP exams, and 357 of those exams earned passing scores.

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