Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology students discuss classwork during an Advanced Placement language arts class in October 2014. The school was ranked Georgia’s best high school by U.S. News & World Report. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Ten Georgia school districts make Advanced Placement honor roll

Gwinnett County was named Tuesday by the College Board the nation’s Advanced Placement school district of the year among larger school districts.

The school district was recognized for its efforts to get more students to take the rigorous courses and for getting students, particularly low-income students, to pass at least once AP exam.

Only three percent of public school districts nationwide saw increases in AP participation and student performance. Ten of them are in Georgia. The others were:

  • Atlanta
  • Bryan County
  • Buford
  • Butts County
  • Cherokee County
  • Forsyth County
  • Harris County
  • Houston County
  • Walton County

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