Seven Fulton high schools on U.S. News’ best of Georgia list

None was within the top 200 nationally

Credit: Photographer: Richard Lee

Credit: Photographer: Richard Lee

Nearly one in four of metro Atlanta’s best high schools on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list for Georgia are in Fulton County.

The district had seven of the 30 metro area schools listed as tops in the state, starting with Fulton Science Academy High, ranked sixth in Georgia and 248th in the nation. Cambridge, Northview and Alpharetta high schools were seventh through ninth in that order followed by Johns Creek, Chattahoochee and Roswell high schools.

The rankings are based on how student performance on state tests compares to schools with similar proportions of low-income, black and Hispanic students. They also take into account graduation rates and how many students take AP exams and pass at least one.

More than 60 Georgia high schools are ranked among the best in the country under the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best High Schools list.

But no Georgia school was among the top 50 under the U.S. News rankings.

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