Academic Achievements

Bellarmine offers a broad array of courses designed to give students a solid foundation for lifelong learning. The academic program is for the college-bound student, fortified by both Honors Courses and the Advanced Placement Program (AP), which offers college credit. The Advanced Placement Program, administered by the College Entrance Examination Board, boasts an impressive record of success at Bellarmine. In 2006, 452 students took 925 AP examinations, with 81% of those qualifying for college credit.

Advanced Placement Test Results
Year Exams Given % Scoring 3 or higher % of 5's % of 4's % of 3's
2007 956 87% 35% 29.5% 22%
2006 925 81% 29% 26% 26%
2005 874 89% 35% 29% 24%
2004 940 83% 29% 30% 24%
2003 731 85% 33% 31% 21%
2002 601 78% 26% 28% 23%
2001 665 75% 25% 23% 27%
SAT Median Scores*
Composite Crit. Reading Math Writing
Class of 2007 1820 600 620 600
# scoring 700 or higher   65 79 61
Class 2006 1820 600 630 590
# scoring 700 of higher 71 98 67
Class 2005 1260 610 650
# scoring 700 or higher 71 86
Class 2004 1250
# scoring 700 of higher 63 88
Class 2003 1240
# scoring 700 or higher 52 72
Class 2002 1230
# scoring 700 or higher 49 69

* Note - the format of the SAT changed in March, 2005.
As a result, the reporting format is different beginning with the Class of 2006.

SAT II Average Scores
Class of U.S. History Biology-M Math IIC Physics World History
2007 597 649 651 662 677
2006 603 644 659 665 638
2005 611 636 697 680 641
2004 606 643 671 701 635
2003 584 620 675 665 547
A.P. Scholars
Class of National Scholar Scholars with Disctinction Scholars with Honor Scholars Total
2007 13 79 35 67 181
2006 11 76 36 60 172
2005 9 70 26 79 175
2004 11 59 33 65 157
2003 4 28 18 34 80
2002 1 20 13 32 65
2001 3 28 22 31 81
National Merit Scholarship Program
Year Finalists Semifinalists Letters of Commendation
2007 13 50
2006 13   37
2005 21 2 40
2004 18 33
2003 16 32
2002 14 28
2001 26 42
National Hispanic Scholars
Year Scholars Honorable Mention
2008 6 1
2007 5 4
2006 12 3
2005 5
National Achievement Scholars
Year Finalists Semifinalists Honorable Mention
2008   1
2007   3
2006 1
2005 2

Graduation Statistics More

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