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AP exam participation: Cobb County
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AP exam participation: Cobb County

(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 Cobb County, 8,023 students took 15,577 AP exams in 2014, and 10,529 of those exams earned passing scores.

Here are the AP exam breakdowns for each Cobb County public high school:

Allatoona HS
243 students took 341 exams
237 passing scores

Campbell HS
385 students took 703 exams
443 passing scores

Harrison HS
674 students took 1,178 exams
753 passing scores

Hillgrove HS
652 students took 1,074 exams
690 passing scores

Kell HS
265 students took 503 exams
328 passing scores

Kennesaw Mountain HS
439 students took 918 exams
749 passing scores

Lassiter HS
626 students took 1,494 exams
1,194 passing scores

McEachern HS
371 students took 696 exams
224 passing scores

North Cobb HS
654 students took 1,293 exams
908 passing scores

Osborne HS
474 students took 718 exams
54 passing scores

Pebblebrook HS
253 students took 416 exams
116 passing scores

Pope HS
570 students took 1,115 exams
855 passing scores

South Cobb HS
260 students took 427 exams
80 passing scores

Sprayberry HS
437 students took 736 exams
418 passing scores

Walton HS
1,335 students took 3,001 exams
2,668 passing scores

Wheeler HS
385 students took 937 exams
812 passing scores

At Marietta High School, which is part of Marietta City Schools, 175 students took 229 AP exams, and 123 of those exams earned passing scores.

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