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AP exam participation: Atlanta Public Schools

(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 Atlanta, 1,407 students took 2,017 AP exams in 2014, and 637 of those exams earned passing scores.

Here are the AP exam breakdowns for each APS high school:

B.E.S.T. Academy
14 students took 16 exams
1 passing score

Carver School of Health Sciences and Research
47 students took 47 exams
0 passing scores

Carver School of Technology
27 students took 27 exams
0 passing scores

Carver School of the Arts
34 students took 39 exams
3 passing scores

Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy
40 students took 45 exams
2 passing scores

Douglass HS
44 students took 46 exams
0 passing scores

Grady HS
265 students took 526 exams
327 passing scores

Jackson HS
118 students took 129 exams
11 passing scores

Mays HS
220 students took 307 exams
5 passing scores

North Atlanta HS
293 students took 377 exams
212 passing scores

South Atlanta School of Computer Animation and Design
36 students took 57 exams
15 passing scores

South Atlanta School of Health Sciences and Research
38 students took 62 exams
0 passing scores

South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice
61 students took 85 exams
16 passing scores

Therrell HS
18 students took 31 exams
2 passing scores

Washington HS
6 students took 6 exams
3 passing scores

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