U.S. News: Best high schools in metro Atlanta

More than 30 Atlanta area high schools are among the top high schools in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best High Schools list.

The list initially included 11 Gwinnett County high schools, eight in Cobb Countyseven in Fulton County, three in DeKalb County and two in Clayton County. No non-charter Atlanta Public Schools high school made the list.

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, which U.S. News ranked as the number-one school in Georgia last year, at first didn't even make this year's list.

U.S. News later said a data software error was to blame for the school being completely excluded from the list.

DeKalb County's Arabia Mountain High School - Academy of Engineering was also initially excluded because of the error.

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.

Here are the top high schools in metro Atlanta, according to U.S. News. The schools are listed by their metro Atlanta rank, followed by their statewide rank in parentheses.

NOTE: U.S. News has since corrected the rankings. The new rankings put Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology tied for 35th nationally and tied for number one in Georgia. Arabia Mountain High School - Academy of Engineering in DeKalb County is now tied for 1,874th nationally and tied for 51st in Georgia.

1. DeKalb School of the Arts - DeKalb County (2)

2. Walton High School - Cobb County (5)

3. Fulton Science Academy High School - Fulton County (6)

4. Cambridge High School - Fulton County (7)

5. Northview High School - Fulton County (8)

6. Alpharetta High School - Fulton County (9)

7. North Gwinnett High School - Gwinnett County (10)

8. Johns Creek High School - Fulton County (11)

9. Chattahoochee High School - Fulton County (12)

10. Chamblee Charter High School - DeKalb County (14)

11. Roswell High School - Fulton County (15)

12. Lassiter High School - Cobb County (16)

13. Decatur High School - Decatur City (20)

14. Brookwood High School - Gwinnett County (21)

15. Pope High School - Cobb County (22)

16. Harrison High School - Cobb County (24)

17. Parkview High School - Gwinnett County (26)

18. Mill Creek High School - Gwinnett County (27)

19. Peachtree Ridge High School - Gwinnett County (28)

20. Duluth High School - Gwinnett County (31)

21. Buford High School - Buford City (32)

22. Norcross High School - Gwinnett County (33)

23. Hillgrove High School - Cobb County (34)

24. Mountain View High School - Gwinnett County (36)

25. Martha Ellen Stilwell School for the Performing Arts - Clayton County (37)

26. Dacula High School - Gwinnett County (39)

27. Elite Scholars Academy School - Clayton County (41)

28. Collins Hill High School - Gwinnett County (42)

29. Wheeler High School - Cobb County (45)

30. KIPP Atlanta Collegiate - Atlanta Public Schools (49)

31. Kennesaw Mountain High School - Cobb County (51)

32. Central Gwinnett High School - Gwinnett County (56)

33. Allatoona High School - Cobb County (62)

34. DeKalb Early College Academy - DeKalb County (81)

Fourteen Southwest DeKalb High School seniors were surprised with the news that they would receive full-ride scholarships to attend two-year programs at Georgia State University’s Decatur campus.