This year, 150,303 students took the NSE (National Spanish Exam) nationally. We increased the number of enrolled students in the NSE by 53%, and registered 132 students from CESJDS. Our students earned 38 gold medals, 36 silver medals, 22 bronze medals, and 28 honor certificates. This means that 73% of our students received a medal and out of those, 28% were gold.
Of special note, we want to commend, Alexander Rosenberg (Class '22), who earned a perfect score in his exam. This achievement is announced nationally on the NSE website. This year 40,800 students took the Level 1 exam and of those, only 29 students achieved perfect scores. Great job Alex!
This year, 30 schools took the NSE enrolling 2395 students in the state of MD, an increase of more than 50%. Only 6% of students in MD earned gold medals. Our students earned 26% of the gold medals in the state, with 17 of our students in the 99 percentile.
This is the first year we have administered the exam to students enrolled in Spanish 1 in Middle School. These students enrolled in the 01 level exam. Our students earned 67% of the gold medals in the state of MD for this level. Students in 8th grade earned 25% of the gold medals in the Level 1 examination in the state.