BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 29, 2019) — The 2019 Iowa AP Index is out, and Rivermont Collegiate is proud to be the #1-ranked high school this year. The Index assesses accredited public and nonpublic high-schools for providing Advanced Placement opportunities.
The Iowa AP Index for a given high school is the ratio of AP exams taken by its students (any grade) divided by the number of its graduating seniors, so small and large schools alike are assessed on a level playing-field. This year is an excellent example of that equal-opportunity assessment; of the top-50 AP schools in Iowa, Rivermont Collegiate had the smallest graduating class in 2018 with seven students, and an Index score of 4.71. Compare that to the number-2 school which had the largest graduating class, 598 students, but scored 2.70 on the AP Index.
“The AP Index Score is a measure of both programming and enrollment ratios. The index effectively illustrates a school's culture of academic excellence,” said C Max Roach, Headmaster, Rivermont Collegiate. “The Index score does a good job of leveling the playing-field so that the culture of a larger school does not have an index-score advantage over a smaller school. We are currently ranked the top College Preparatory School in Iowa, and among the top 6-8% of all independent schools nationwide, this AP Index Score is yet another feather in our cap. Congratulations are in order for our teachers, students, and parents. We all contribute to Rivermont's culture of achievement.”
The Iowa AP Index was developed in 2005 by the University of Iowa College of Education’s Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. The 2019 Iowa AP Index is based on May 2018 AP exams and May/June 2018 graduation data.
Rivermont Collegiate, in Bettendorf, Iowa, is a preschool through 12th-grade college preparatory school serving high-achieving, academically driven students preparing them for success in college and career. Visit www.RivermontCollegiate.org or call 563-359-1366 for more information.