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AP exam participation: Hall 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 Hall County, 1,422 students took 2,322 AP exams in 2014, and 794 of those exams earned passing scores.

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

Chestatee HS
292 students took 482 exams
166 passing scores

East Hall HS
138 students took 182 exams
62 passing scores

Flowery Branch HS
487 students took 863 exams
327 passing scores

Johnson HS
174 students took 232 exams
79 passing scores

North Hall HS
204 students took 395 exams
118 passing scores

West Hall HS
127 students took 168 exams
42 passing scores

At Gainesville High School, which is part of Gainesville City Schools, 248 students took 370 AP exams, and 178 of those exams earned passing scores.

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