In Florida, 31.7 percent of 2018 public high school graduates scored a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam during high school, compared to 32.9 percent in Massachusetts and 32.2 percent in Connecticut. The national average is 23.5 percent.
This success is even more notable, because Florida serves a significantly higher population of low-income students than Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as the national average.
*Data represents class of 2018 public high school graduates scoring 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam during high school. SOURCE: College Board, AP® Cohort Data Report: Graduating Class of 2018, 2018
**Percent of public school students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey,” 2000-01, 2010-11, 2014-15, and 2015-16.