Apollo and Daviess County high schools are among the top high schools in Kentucky as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in the nation. Schools are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. Both Apollo and Daviess County high school earned silver medals.
In the report released earlier this month, Apollo High School is ranked 26th in the state with an AP course work and exam participation rate of 33 percent and a participant pass rate of 56 percent. In addition, 60 percent of 305 AHS students taking the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress test (K-PREP) scored at proficient or distinguished levels in English; and 35 percent were proficient or distinguished in algebra.
Daviess County High School is ranked 33rd in the state with an AP course work and exam participation rate of 24 percent and a participant pass rate of 77 percent. In addition, 66 percent of 376 DCHS students taking the K-PREP scored at proficient or distinguished levels in English; and 46 percent were proficient in algebra.
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