Two public high schools in Georgia are ranked in the top 100 in the country, based on an analysis by Niche, an online site that touts itself as “the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods and companies.”
Niche analyzed academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with test scores, college data and ratings collected from millions of its users.
The study focused on eight weighted factors: academics, 60 percent; culture and diversity, 10 percent; parent/student surveys on overall experience, 10 percent; teachers, 10 percent; clubs and activities, 2.5 percent; health and safety, 2.5 percent; resources and facilities, 2.5 percent; and sports, 2.5 percent.
After the numbers were tallied, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology came in at No. 13 in the country and No. 1 in Georgia.
The Lawrenceville school — which boasts an average SAT score of 1360 and average ACT score of 31 — received a grade of A+ in academics, teachers, clubs and activities, administration, diversity, college prep and health and safety. Food and resources and facilities received an A.
GSMST also placed No. 13 in the country last year, a slight dip from its No. 10 ranking in 2017.
Georgia has another public high school in the top 100.
Northview High School in Johns Creek is ranked No. 91 in the United States and No. 2 in Georgia.
Northview — which boasts an average SAT score of 1350 and average ACT score of 31 — received a grade of A+ in academics, college prep and health and safety. Teachers, administration and diversity received an A, and clubs and activities garnered an A-. Sports scored a B+, but food and resources and facilities each received a B-.
The top public high school in the country is Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, with an average SAT score of 1450 and an average ACT score of 33.
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