The 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings are in and here are Georgia's best high schools.
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These are the top 10 public, private high schools in Georgia

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology is once again the top public high school in Georgia, 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.” 

» 2 Georgia public high schools rank in top 100 in US

The Lawrenceville school — which boasts an average SAT score of 1360 and average ACT score of 31 — is ranked No. 13 nationally. It also ranks No. 16 for STEM; No. 18 for college prep; and No. 49 for best teachers.

The No. 2 public school in the state is Johns Creek’s Northview, which boasts an average SAT score of 1350 and average ACT score of 31, and is ranked No. 91 in the U.S. Nationally, Northview ranks No. 56 for college prep. 

The only public high school in the top 10 that isn’t in the Atlanta area is Columbus High School in Muscogee County. It ranks No. 4 in Niche’s analysis.

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.

These are Georgia’s top 10 public high schools

  1. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology in Lawrenceville
  2. Northview High School in Johns Creek
  3. Walton High School in Marietta
  4. Columbus High School in Columbus
  5. Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta
  6. North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee
  7. Lambert High School in Forsyth County
  8. South Forsyth High School in Cumming
  9. Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek
  10. Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek

The top private high school in Georgia — with an average SAT score of 1420 and an average ACT score of 32 — is The Westminster Schools. Nationally, The Westminster Schools rank  No. 26. They also are No. 5 in best Christian high schools; No. 10 in best private K-12 schools; No. 19 in college prep; and No. 28 for STEM.

The No. 2 private high school in the state is Pace Academy. Pace boasts an average SAT score of 1340 and an average ACT score of 31. In national rankings, Pace is No. 71 overall for private high schools. It also ranks No. 30 for K-12 schools and No. 98 for college prep.

Here are Georgia’s top 10 private schools 

  1. The Westminster Schools in Atlanta
  2. Pace Academy in Buckhead
  3. The Paideia School in Druid Hills
  4. The Lovett School in Atlanta
  5. Woodward Academy in College Park and Johns Creek
  6. Atlanta International School in Atlanta
  7. Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Sandy Springs
  8. The Savannah Country Day School in Savannah
  9. Athens Academy in Athens
  10. Marist School in Dunwoody

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