2023 Best High Schools in Georgia
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What High School Paths Does Georgia Provide?
Georgia has an impressive 830 high schools, the majority of which (470) are public. This may seem like a lot, but when normalizing for population size (Georgia has 71% more schools than the average state) the state actually ranks 49th in the nation in terms of per capita high schools. On the whole, the average grade of all high schools in Georgia is a B–, the same as the national average.
In total, 57% of Georgia's high schools are public and they have an average rating of B–. Of those 470 schools, the vast majority are traditional public schools (432). Approximately 58% of those traditional public schools are rated above the national average, so there are still 250 such schools that earn higher marks than the median.
Further exploring public high school alternatives, there are also 27 charter schools, which may not seem like a lot, but it actually ranks Georgia in the 36th spot for most charter schools per capita compared to the average state. In total, 56% of those charter schools are rated above the national average. For magnet high schools, all 11 of them earn above average marks.
Turning to private schools, there are 331 available in total (roughly 40% of all schools). Again, although the number may seem relatively small, Georgia actually has 15% more private school options than the average state per capita, so there are still numerous private school options. With a median rating of A–, approximately 61% of Georgia's private schools are above the national average. About 71% of private high schools in Georgia are religiously affiliated, led primarily by Christian schools which total 213. The state ranks 16th for most religious schools per capita, so it's actually above the average in terms of how much religious influence there is in its school options. There are also 15 all-boys schools and 6 all-girls schools in Georgia, which is 16% and 39% (respectively) less than the typical state (after normalizing for population size).
Finally, there are only 8 online schools in Georgia (just 1% of all schools). This ranks the state in the 33rd position in terms of online schools per capita compared to the average state (it's below the average by 52%).
Top 25 Best High Schools in Georgia
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#1 Best High School in Georgia
The Westminster Schools
#2 Best High School in Georgia
Fulton Science Academy Private School
#3 Best High School in Georgia
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology
#4 Best High School in Georgia
Atlanta International School
#5 Best High School in Georgia
#6 Best High School in Georgia
The Paideia School
#7 Best High School in Georgia
College Park, GA
#8 Best High School in Georgia
The Lovett School
#9 Best High School in Georgia
Northview High School
#10 Best High School in Georgia
The Walker School