St. Andrew’s continues its decades-long tradition of outstanding performances on Advanced Placement Exams. St. Andrew’s was the first school in Mississippi to offer AP courses, and in the years since has led the way with innovative curricular programming.
In the spring of 2019, 152 St. Andrew’s students in grades 9 through 12 completed 377 AP exams in 29 subject areas. 88.8% of those tests were scored 3 or higher.
Of those 152 students, 68 of them scored well enough on their exams to be recognized as AP Scholars by scoring 3 or higher on 3 or more exams; that's 45% of all the students who sat for an exam. Together they have an average exam score of 4.0. Among these students are:
28 Scholars – scored 3 or higher on 3 or more exams
9 Scholars with Honor – scored 3 or higher on 4 or more exams with an average of at least 3.25
21 Scholars with Distinction – scored 3 or higher on 5 or more exams with an average of at least 3.5
10 National AP Scholars – scored 4 or higher on 8 or more exams with an average of at least 4
In addition, Allen Ryu (pictured) was recognized as one of Mississippi’s AP State Scholars – the one male and one female in each state who scored the highest average on the most number of exams. Since the AP State Scholar recognition began in 1993, St. Andrew’s graduates have accounted for 43 of the 55 AP State Scholars for the State of Mississippi – 78% of the total number of scholars.