The best high schools in Gwinnett County

Of the 23 high schools in the Gwinnett County School District, twelve are included in U.S. News and World Report's rankings of the nation's best public schools

The annual rankings measure schools in four major categories: student-teacher ratio, college readiness, math proficiency and English proficiency.

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology is Gwinnett County's top-raked school (ranked No. 1 in the state, No. 4 in the nation) with a college readiness score of 100.0, mathematics score of 3.3 and a reading score of 3.9 -- all above average for Georgia. The school was named the state's "most challenging" school earlier this year.

North Gwinnett High School (ranked No. 14 in the state) and Brookwood High School (ranked No. 16 in the state) are the second- and third-best high schools in Gwinnett County, respectively.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has also compiled the most recent educational data in several important categories for these schools and nearly every Georgia public high school, including graduation rates, average SAT scores and more.

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology

• 2014 average SAT scores: 1912
• 2014 graduation rate: 99.4
• Percentage of students in 2013-14 who took an AP class: 60.6
• Percentage of students who qualified for HOPE: 69.05

North Gwinnett High School

• 2014 average SAT scores: 1644
• 2014 graduation rate: 92.5
• Percentage of students in 2013-14 who took an AP class: 51.9
• Percentage of students who qualified for HOPE: 61.97

Brookwood High School

• 2014 average SAT scores: 1607
• 2014 graduation rate: 91.3
• Percentage of students in 2013-14 who took an AP class: 36.4
• Percentage of students who qualified for HOPE: 54.42

Click here to see the AJC's complete searchable database for Georgia's public high schools.

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