Survey: one Georgia private school ranks 27th in country

Only one of Georgia’s private schools stacks up against others across the state well enough to rank in the top 100 private schools, according to a new list released by Niche, which uses public data and reviews to rate schools across the country.

Atlanta’s Westminster Schools ranks 27th among the top 100 private schools in the country. Phillips Academy of Andover, Mass., leads the list.

Nine of Georgia’s top 10 private schools are in the Atlanta area, according to Niche, with Westminster Schools being followed by Atlanta International, Paideia School, Pace Academy, Holy Innocents Episcopal School, The Lovett School, Wesleyan School, Woodward Academy, Marist School and the Atlanta Girls School.

In statewide surveying, Athens Academy in Watkinsville Township replaces Atlanta Girls School as the 10th best.

Niche says it “rigorously analyzes dozens of public data sets and over 100 million reviews and survey responses” to try to really help people understand a school an its surrounding neighborhoods, using recent data from the Department of Education, the U.S. Census and the FBI, among others.

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