HISD is making significant gains in improving the education of all students in HISD, regardless of economic status. Under the Strategic Direction, which consists of five core initiatives to propel the district forward, HISD is making measurable progress. From 2010 to 2012, hundreds more students have scored 500 or higher in each subject on the SAT. There was a 45% increase from 2009 to 2012 in those who scored a 3 or higher on AP exams. The district’s dropout rate is at an all-time low, and its graduation rate is at an all-time high. In addition, the Class of 2012 earned a record $180 million in scholarships. And as a Broad Prize finalist, the Class of 2013 will receive $150,000 in scholarship money. Take a look at the data below.