ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Northern Virginia high school has led the nation in the number of perfect scores achieved on Advanced Placement exams this year.
The Washington Post reports that Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria garnered six perfect AP scores — two each on tests in computer science, Spanish and U.S. government and politics.
The College Board, which runs the AP program, says three high schools recorded five perfect scores.
Achieving a perfect score on an AP exam is rare. Of 163,405 students who took the Spanish language and culture exam in May, 108 got a perfect score. There were 25 perfect scores in U.S. government and politics, out of 296,778 test takers, and 10 in computer science, out of 58,141.