U.S. News and World Report has crunched the numbers for 2017, releasing its annual list of best high schools in the country, ranking the schools on national and state levels.
In Georgia, Columbus High School earned the title of the best high school in the state. Overall, the school ranked among the top 100 best high schools in the country (No. 83).
DeKalb School of the Arts ranked second best in the state, followed by Savannah Arts Academy.
In comparison with other states, Georgia came in 18th, with 14.3 percent of the state’s schools receiving silver or gold medals; U.S. News assigned schools medals for college preparedness, based on graduation rates and state test scores.
Eighteen high schools in Georgia were given gold medals by U.S. News, 45 received silver medals and 23 schools received bronze medals.
Best Schools In Georgia And U.S.
The top high 10 schools in Georgia are as follows:
- Columbus High School, Columbus (National Rank: 83)
- DeKalb School of the Arts, Avondale Estates (National Rank: 89)
- Savannah Arts Academy, Savannah (National Rank: 111)
- Davidson Magnet School, Augusta (National Rank: 118)
- Walton High School, Marietta (National Rank: 204)
- Fulton Science Academy High School, Alpharetta (National Rank: 248)
- Cambridge High School, Milton (National Rank: 262)
- Northview High School, Johns Creek (National Rank: 266)
- Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta (National Rank: 304)
- North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee (National Rank: 334)