[r47] Rep. Foley congratulates Martinsville High School for top academic growth (6/28/2012)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Start Date: 6/28/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/28/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM
Rep. Foley congratulates Martinsville High School for top academic growth

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Ralph M. Foley (R-Martinsville) is pleased to congratulate Martinsville High School for their substantial growth in the number of students passing Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Of the top 15 schools recognized, Martinsville High School had one of the greatest one-year growth rates from 2010 to 2011 with an increase of 10.4 percent of the student body passing AP courses.

In 2010, Martinsville High School had 9.1 percent of the students passing AP courses, yet this number more than doubled in 2011 to 19.5 percent.

“This is a great success for the students, parents, faculty and administration of Martinsville High School,” said Rep. Foley. “From top to bottom, everyone involved in the academic success of the students at Martinsville High School should be proud of the countless hours of hard work and dedication they put in to achieve this goal. With the greatest sincerity, I want to express my congratulations on attaining such high levels of academic achievement.”

Representatives of Martinsville High School were honored during the 4th annual Indiana Advanced Placement Access and Success Recognition Reception on Thursday, June 28 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

According to the Indiana Department of Education, the percentage of high school graduates passing an AP exam increased from 12.4 percent in 2010 to 14 percent in 2011. In 2009, the pass rate was 10.4 percent. This increase gave Indiana the second highest two-year growth in the nation.

“By successfully passing these AP exams, students earn college credits and save money on postsecondary education,” said Rep. Foley. “Achieving high AP pass rates in our schools is an excellent goal, and I’m confident that the academic success in our schools will continue to improve in the years to come.”

This year’s AP scores have not been released.

To learn more about AP courses, please visit www.collegeboard.org.

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Rep. Ralph M. Foley (R-Martinsville) serves House District 47. He serves as the Chairman for the Judiciary Committee and the Vice-Chairman for the Rules and Legislative Regulations Committee. He also serves as a member of the Family, Children and Human Affairs Courts Committee, the Criminal Code Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation and the Committee on Joint Rules.