Garden Grove Unified School District Named to Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Classroom full of students.

Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) was named to the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll.  The honor roll is a special recognition for school districts across the nation that increased access to AP courses and maintained or improved the rate that AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.  GGUSD is one of only 447 districts to make the list. 

“We are so proud of GGUSD’s administrators and educators for their shared focus on equity and rigor,” said Lan Nguyen, Board of Education vice president.  “We know that our AP courses give students a competitive advantage for college, and we remain committed to providing our schools with the support they need to grow our AP program.”

The AP District Honor Roll is based on AP data from 2015-2017 and requires that large districts like GGUSD increased participation to AP courses by at least four percent, increased or maintained percentage of minority students taking AP exams and/or scoring a 3 or greater on at least one AP exam, and improved performance levels of AP scores from 2015 to 2017. 

GGUSD was highlighted for its AP success among an AP student population in which 30 percent or more are underrepresented minority students and/or students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.