These are Georgia’s top 25 public schools, according to new ranking

The best high schools in Georgia list has been updated for 2017. Click here.

Here’s a look at the top 25 public high schools in Georgia, according to U.S. News & World Report.

In a new ranking released this week, the Gwinnett County School of Mathematics, Science and Technology is not only No. 1 in Georgia, but the nation’s 27th best high school (a decline from its fourth overall ranking in 2015).

The school, near Lawrenceville, is often ranked among the nation’s top high schools. It had the highest average combined SAT score of any Georgia public school in 2015, 1848. Its graduation rate last year was 99 percent, fourth-best statewide of any public school with more than 100 students. U.S. News has ranked the school Georgia’s best each of the past four years.

Criteria used to determine the rankings included how the school fared in comparison to others in its state, the academic performance of the school’s black, Hispanic and low-income students, its graduation rate and how students performed in Advanced Placement or the International Baccalaureate program.

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The following is the top 25 list for Georgia. U.S. News & World Report reviewed 28,561 U.S. public high schools; 99 Georgia schools made its rankings. Click here to see complete list of schools in Georgia and beyond. 

1. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology

970 Mcelvaney Ln

Lawrenceville

Gwinnett County

#27 Nationally Ranked

2. Columbus High School

1700 Cherokee Ave

Columbus, GA 31906

Muscogee County

#80 Nationally Ranked

3. DeKalb School of the Arts

1192 Clarendon Ave

Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Dekalb County

#102 Nationally Ranked

4. Savannah Arts Academy

500 Washington Ave

Savannah, GA 31405

Chatham County

#104 Nationally Ranked

5. Davidson Magnet School

615 12Th St

Augusta, GA 30901

Richmond County

#188 Nationally Ranked

6. Alpharetta High School

3595 Webb Bridge Rd

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Fulton County

#248 Nationally Ranked

7. Milton High School

13025 Birmingham Hwy

Alpharetta, GA 30004

Fulton County

#255 Nationally Ranked

8. North Gwinnett High School

20 Level Creek Rd

Suwanee, GA 30024

Gwinnett County

#286 Nationally Ranked

9. Chattahoochee High School

5230 Taylor Rd

Alpharetta, GA 30022

Fulton County

#300 Nationally Ranked

10. Walton High School

1590 Bill Murdock Rd

Marietta, GA 30062

Cobb County

#313 Nationally Ranked

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11. Northview High School

10625 Parsons Rd

Duluth, GA 30097

Fulton County

#328 Nationally Ranked

12. Johns Creek High School

5575 State Bridge Rd

Johns Creek, GA 30022

Fulton County

#374 Nationally Ranked

13. Decatur High School

310 North Mcdonough St

Decatur, GA 30030

Decatur City

#403 Nationally Ranked

14. Lassiter High School

2601 Shallowford Rd

Marietta, GA 30066

Cobb County

#428 Nationally Ranked

15. Roswell High School

11595 King Rd

Roswell, GA 30075

Fulton County

#446 Nationally Ranked

16. South Forsyth High School

585 Peachtree Parkway

Cumming, GA 30041

Forsyth County

#513 Nationally Ranked

17. Cambridge High School

2845 Bethany Bnd

Milton, GA 30004

Fulton County

#549 Nationally Ranked

18. Brookwood High School

1255 Dogwood Rd

Snellville, GA 30078

Gwinnett County

#555 Nationally Ranked

19. Pope High School

3001 Hembree Rd Ne

Marietta, GA 30062

Cobb County

#610 Nationally Ranked

20. North Oconee High School

1081 Rocky Branch Rd

Bogart, GA 30622

Oconee County

#644 Nationally Ranked

21. Chamblee Charter High School

3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd

Chamblee, GA 30341

Dekalb County

#685 Nationally Ranked

22. Lambert High School

805 Nichols Rd

Suwanee, GA 30024

Forsyth County

#691 Nationally Ranked

23. Harrison High School

4500 Due West Rd Nw

Kennesaw, GA 30152

Cobb County

#693 Nationally Ranked

24. West Forsyth High School

4155 Drew Rd

Cumming, GA 30040

Forsyth County

#709 Nationally Ranked

25. Oconee County High School

2721 Hog Mountain Rd

Watkinsville, GA 30677

Oconee County

#787 Nationally Ranked

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