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These are the best 30 schools in metro Atlanta

Looking for the best schools in metro Atlanta? The Georgia Department of Education has data for that.

Every year the state releases a grade for each school. It’s called the College and Career Ready Performance Index and is based mostly on student performance on state standardized tests.

Below you’ll find the top elementary, middle and high schools in metro Atlanta ranked by their state rating.

For details on each school’s performance, explore The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's interactive guide to Georgia schools here.

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Top Elementary Schools

RankSchoolDistrictState Rating% Low-income
1.Wadsworth Magnet School for High AchieversDeKalb County107.351
2.Kittredge Magnet SchoolDeKalb County106.411
3.Marietta Center for Advanced AcademicsMarietta City10531
4.Sweet Apple Elementary SchoolFulton County99.76
5.Austin Elementary SchoolDeKalb County98.94
6.Simpson Elementary SchoolGwinnett County98.36
7.Morningside Elementary SchoolAtlanta Public Schools98.28
8.Findley Oaks Elementary SchoolFulton County98.26
9.Jackson Elementary SchoolAtlanta Public Schools97.76
10.Wilson Creek Elementary SchoolFulton County97.211

Top Middle Schools

RankSchoolDistrictState Rating% Low-income
1.Wadsworth Magnet School for High AchieversDeKalb County10651
2.Dodgen Middle SchoolCobb County98.46
3.River Trail Middle SchoolFulton County97.26
4.Webb Bridge Middle SchoolFulton County97.210
5.Hightower Trail Middle SchoolCobb County96.56
6.Kittredge Magnet SchoolDeKalb County95.811
7,Dickerson Middle SchoolCobb County94.75
8.Elite Scholars Academy SchoolClayton County93.895
9.Museum School Avondale EstatesDeKalb County93.28
10.North Gwinnett Middle SchoolGwinnett County93.211

Top High Schools

RankSchoolDistrictState Rating% Low-income
1.Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and TechnologyGwinnett County108.435
2.Dekalb Early College AcademyDeKalb County102.559
3.DeKalb School of the ArtsDeKalb County102.127
4.Early College High School at CarverAtlanta Public Schools101.7100
5.Elite Scholars Academy SchoolClayton County100.595
6.Lassiter High SchoolCobb County98.710
7.Buford High SchoolBuford City97.534>
8.Walton High SchoolCobb County96.85
9.Arabia Mountain High School - Academy of EngineeringDeKalb County95.551
10.Hillgrove High SchoolCobb County94.721

Don't see your school on this list? Look up which school in your district has the highest SAT score here

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Note: Some schools appear in multiple categories because of their grade configurations. Percent low-income is the percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

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