DeKalb School of the Arts was No. 75 on the list of best schools in the country, improving last year's ranking of No. 89.
It was the second best school in the state, behind the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, which also ranked No. 31 nationally. Two other DeKalb County Schools made the list — Chamblee Charter High School and Arabia Mountain High School. DeKalb Early Career Academy, ranked last year, received an honorable mention.