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Douglas County High School Sees Jump in IB Scores
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Friday, August 04, 2017
These 2017 IB graduates from Douglas County High School are all smiles after graduation ceremonies on May 27. Pictured left to right are Tari Clement, Taylor Hill, IB French teacher Madame Whitney Dubrulle, Uzo Chukka, and Nathaniel Christian.
These 2017 IB graduates from Douglas County High School are all smiles after graduation ceremonies on May 27. Pictured left to right are Tari Clement, Taylor Hill, IB French teacher Madame Whitney Dubrulle, Uzo Chukka, and Nathaniel Christian.

International Baccalaureate (IB) exam results were released in July and indicate that 80% of the students in the IB program at Douglas County High School scored high enough to earn the coveted IB Diploma for 2017. This is an increase from 65% in 2016 and marks the first time in the program’s history that the scores have achieved or exceeded the international average which has ranged from 78-80% over the last six years. From 2015-2017 the IB results at DCHS have improved by 23 percentage points.

“This is truly an outstanding result for the students, families, and faculty of DCHS and a tribute to their dedication over the last four years,” said Casey Hall, coordinator and teacher in the IB program at Douglas County High School. “We look forward to another great year with all of our classes as they strive toward reaching and exceeding this bright and inspiring new standard of excellence.”

“We appreciate the hard work of the IB teachers at Douglas County,” said Superintendent Trent North. “We also must recognize the perseverance of the students in this rigorous program and the support of their parents in achieving this impressive outcome.”

Established in 1968, the IB Diploma Program is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities. The IB program at Douglas County was established in 2007 as a magnet program. Approximately 425 students are enrolled in the IB program for the 2017-2018 school year.