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Gahanna Gets an "A" Lincoln High School Graduation Rate and AP Test Scores Shine

As we prepare to close out the 2018 school year, Gahanna Lincoln High School ends on an academic high note, illustrating the district’s ongoing commitment to high educational standards and its focus on preparing students for the future.

Recently, Columbus Business First announced the best performing schools in central Ohio in regards to graduation rates. Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools received an “A” rating with more than a 93 percent graduation rate.

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools has a 93.5% gradation rate.

In addition, the 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) test scores were recently announced and the results are impressive. In nearly every subject matter, Gahanna Lincoln students are exceeding the national average by at least 10 percent. In particular, AP European History was 43 percent higher than the national average with a 100 percent passing rate! The full list of test results can be found here.

The results are a point of pride for Gahanna Lincoln AP teachers.

“It makes me happy for the students,” said Cheryl Ramsey who teachers AP Statistics. “It’s not my success. It’s their success. I am there to guide them through the curriculum. They are the ones putting in the work and learning it.”

Sixty-one GLHS students earned the prestigious designation of AP Scholars.

In addition to the high overall test scores, 61 GLHS students earned the prestigious designation of AP Scholars. According to Ramsey, these students are highly motivated and are often involved in other school activities such as band or theater.

“They are well rounded individuals. Most of them have a good idea of what they want to do after high school, so they have their sights set on their college career and beyond,” said Ramsey.

Ramsey is quick to point however that Gahanna excels at providing support and various programs for students of every skill level, helping them reach graduation and prepare for their next steps.

Thirty-four GLHS students earned the designation of AP Scholars with Honor.

Derek Straiton teaches AP Calculus courses at Gahanna Lincoln and says its more common today than ever before to have students taking more than one AP course.

“It’s a good way to get college exposure before stepping foot on campus,” said Straiton. “I actually know a few students who have their entire first year of college completed.”

He points out that beyond the test fee, taking AP courses is great opportunity for students to gather required college credits for free. This allows students to jump into their career tracks once they begin college.

Forty-three GLHS students earned the designation of AP Scholars with Distinction.

“The only reason we get the high scores is due to the great learning they receive before they even get to us. We have outstanding teachers in the district who prepare them well.”

Three GLHS students earned the designation of National AP Scholars.

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