DeKalb School of the Arts, Decatur High make ‘Best High Schools’ list

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2016
The front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

U.S. News and World Report has released its annual list of “Best High Schools”, and two local schools ranked nationally.

DeKalb School of the Arts in Avondale Estates, ranked No. 3 in the state and 102nd nationally. Decatur High School ranked 13th in the state and 403rd nationally.

U.S. News and World report found that at the DeKalb School of the Arts, the Advance Placement participation rate is 100 percent, compared with 78 percent at Decatur High School. The makeup of the student bodies at the two schools is very different.

At DeKalb School of the Arts, the population is 21 percent male and 79 percent female, with a 65 percent total minority enrollment. In Decatur, the population is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, with a 45 percent total minority enrollment.

Here is a list of the top 20 high schools in Georgia, provided by U.S. News and World Report.

  1. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
  2. Columbus High School
  3. DeKalb School of the Arts
  4. Savannah Arts Academy
  5. Davidson Magnet School
  6. Alpharetta High School
  7. Milton High School
  8. North Gwinnett High School
  9. Chattahoochee High School
  10. Walton High School
  11. Northview High School
  12. Johns Creek High School
  13. Decatur High School
  14. Lassiter High School
  15. Roswell High School
  16. South Forsyth High School
  17. Cambridge High School
  18. Brookwood High School
  19. Pope High School
  20. North Oconee High School

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