The Gwinnett County magnet school was ranked No. 10 on Niche.com’s list of best high schools in the U.S. for 2018. The website determined the rankings by considering academics, culture and diversity, parent and student surveys, teacher performance and surveys, clubs and activities, health and safety, resources and sports. Of that data, 40 percent comes from input from Niche website readers. Data from the U.S. Department of Education, colleges and test scores is also considered.
GSMST received A+ grades in academics, teachers, diversity, college prep, clubs and activities, health and safety and administration. It received A grades for food and resources, and a C- for sports; it does not have its own sports teams.