Georgia high schools make Newsweek top 500 list

Seven Georgia schools have made Newsweek’s list of top U.S. high schools.

The news magazine announced Wednesday its 2015 High School Rankings, which includes “America’s Top High Schools,” a list of 500 high schools nationwide that excel at preparing students for college.

“America’s Top High Schools” identifies top 500 schools by measuring factors including graduation rate, college enrollment rate, SAT and ACT scores and participation, AP/IB scores and participation, full time counselors-to-students ratio, dropout rate, enrollment in college courses during high school and state test scores.

Georgia schools that made the list are:

Savannah Arts Academy, No. 272

Columbus High School, No. 311

DeKalb School of the Arts, No. 368

Lambert High School, No. 421

Milton High School, No. 431

Alpharetta High School, No. 486

Chattahoochee High School, (Alpharetta) No. 499

The full list can be found online at: http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-high-schools-2015.

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