New list ranks Gwinnett math and science high school as state's best

Here is another best list, this one ranking Georgia public high schools.

The source is Niche.com, formerly known as College Prowler, a site that produces rankings and reviews.

Niche also released a best college list this week , giving Emory the top slot in Georgia, followed by the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech.

Its 2015 "best" high school list closely aligns with similar rankings, so you will find the usual suspects leading the pack. Niche says it based its rankings on government and public data sets and its own surveys and research.

The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology emerges Georgia's top high school on a new ranking. (AJC Photo)

The list contains 100 schools. In looking at the top 20, Gwinnett and Fulton each have four schools; Cobb and Forsyth have two; DeKalb and Fayette have one. The cities of Decatur and Buford have their one local high school on the list. The remaining schools in the top 20 are in Columbus, Savannah, Athens and Augusta.

Here are the top 20 of the 100 high school schools on the best list:

1.  Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology, Lawrenceville

2. Columbus High School, Columbus

3. Northview High School, Johns Creek

4. Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek

5. Lambert High School, Suwanee

6. Brookwood High School, Snellville

7. Walton High School, Marietta

8. Buford High School, Buford

9. South Forsyth High School, Cumming,

10. North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee

11. Decatur High School, Decatur

12. Peachtree Ridge High School, Suwanee

13. North Oconee High School, Athens

14. Davidson Magnet School, Augusta

15. Milton High School, Milton

16. McIntosh High School, Peachtree City

17. Chattahoochee High School, Johns Creek

18. Savannah Arts Academy, Savannah

19. Kennesaw Mountain High School, Kennesaw

20. DeKalb School of the Arts, Avondale Estates

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Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.
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