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AP exam participation: Coweta County
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AP exam participation: Coweta 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 Coweta County, 1,180 students took 1,737 AP exams in 2014, and 1,040 of those exams earned passing scores.

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

East Coweta HS
475 students took 722 exams
419 passing scores

Newnan HS
306 students took 475 exams
316 passing scores

Northgate HS
399 students took 540 exams
305 passing scores

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Newnan Deals