Best School Districts, Public and Private Schools in Georgia

School started today for many counties and appropriately, Niche released their ranking of  best school districts, public and private schools in Georgia.

Out of 183 ranked school districtsBuford City Schools keeps its top spot as our #1 Best School District in Georgia.  Niche provides in-depth reviews and analysis on every college and K-12 school, and neighborhood in the United States. The 2019 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.
1. Buford City Schools
2. Forsyth County Schools
3. Oconee County Schools
4. Decatur City Schools
5. Calhoun City Schools


Closer to home, Cobb County was ranked #11th and Cherokee County #13th. For the full recap, here is the report. 


For the Best Public Schools, the ranking is:
1. Gwinnett School of Math, Science & Technology
2. Northview High School
3. Walton High School
4. Columbus High School
5. Alpharetta High School
6. North Gwinnett High School
7. Lambert High School
8. South Forsyth High School
9. John’s Creek High School
10. Chattahoochee High School
11. Milton High School
12. Peachtree Ridge High School
13. Cambridge High School
14. Brookwood High School
15. Lassiter High School


The #1 best private school is The Westminister Schools followed by Pace Academy and Paideia School. A full list is on their website. 


The report also ranks other subcategories such as:

For Best Sports, Cobb County ranked 7th and Forsyth ranked 8th. For the largest districts, many of the top ten were OTP.

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