Low-Income Schools Ranked By Success on AP and IB Exams

Thursday, January 10, 2008

At least 40 percent of the students at each local public high school below come from families with incomes low enough to qualify for federal lunch subsidies. Each school name is followed by its Equity and Excellence passing rate on AP and IB exams and its percentage of low-income students. The average public high school Equity and Excellence rate in the country is about 15 percent.



Equity and


Passing Rate




1. J.E.B. StuartFairfax County43.1 percent51 percent
2. AnnandaleFairfax County40 percent40 percent
3. WakefieldArlington County38.4 percent52 percent
4. WilsonThe District35 percent42 percent
5. WheatonMontgomery County27.3 percent41 percent
6. T.C. WilliamsAlexandria22.5 percent50 percent
7. SEEDThe District20 percent73 percent
8. NorthwesternPrince George's County19 percent51 percent
9. High PointPrince George's County11.2 percent51 percent
10. Bell MulticulturalThe District11 percent81 percent

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