The rankings only include public schools. By creating this ranking list, they take into account different metrics such as graduation rate, college preparedness, state testing scores, and opportunities for advanced placement courses.
Coming in at number 3 for the best public high school in Georgia is Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. They also ranked in the top 200 schools in the U.S. coming in at number 174.
Coming in at number 24 in the state of Georgia was A.R. Johnson Magnet School.
Out of Columbia County, Greenbrier High School comes in at number 47. Another Columbia County school almost made the top 50 portion of the list coming at number 53 in the state – Lakeside High School.
Best High Schools Methodology
Want to know the breakdown of how they rank the best high schools? Here it is.
College Readiness counts for 30%.
This is determined by the proportion of 12th graders that take at least one AP or IB exam and earn a qualifying score.
State assessment proficiency counts for 20%.
This entails the overall scores of student state assessment tests that may be required for graduation.
State assessment performance counts for 20%. Underserved student performance counts as 10%. College curriculum breadth counts as 10%. And the graduation rate counts as 10%.
To learn more on how the U.S. News Calculated the 2023-2024 Best High School rankings, click here.
Here is the list of the Top 10 Schools included in the Best Georgia High Schools
- Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Lawrenceville, GA Gwinnett County School District
- Columbus High School Columbus, GA Muscogee County Public Schools
- Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Augusta, GA Richmond County Public Schools
- DeKalb School of the Arts Avondale Estates, GA DeKalb County School District
- Lambert High School Suwanee, GA Forsyth County Public School
- Walton High School Marietta, GA Cobb County School District
- South Forsyth High School Cumming, GA Forsyth County Public Schools
- Savannah Arts Academy Savannah, GA Savannah-Chatham County
- Northview High School Duluth, GA Fulton County Schools
- Alpharetta High School Alpharetta, GA Fulton County Schools