According to Niche, an online site that touts itself as the “the best place to research US colleges, schools, neighborhoods and companies”, 9 out of the top 10 public high schools and 8 out of the top 10 private high schools in the state of Georgia are located within Metro Atlanta.

Niche analyzed academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with test scores, college data and ratings collected from millions of its users. The Gwinnett School of Mathematics located in Lawrenceville came in at the number one spot for the second year in a row on the list of top ten public schools. Recently moving from a charter school to a lottery based acceptance, eligible participants at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics must live within Gwinnett County Public Schools’ attendance zone, enrolled in a recognized 8th grade curriculum and complete all requirements to ninth grade status by the spring semester and be currently enrolled in and successfully complete a full unit of Carnegie eligible Algebra or higher.

Northview High School in Johns Creek closed in very closely at second place on the list and according to the AJC, “received a grade of A+ in academics, college prep and health and safety and an A in teachers, administration and diversity.

The spot for the number one private school in the state of Georgia went to The Westminister Schools in Atlanta, which boasts “experiences that extend beyond the classroom, into our city, throughout our country and across the globe.” It sits on a more than 180-acre campus in town Atlanta and offers a need-blind admissions process and financial aid funding at the 99% level for students. Tuition for pre-first through Fifth grade is $26,370 per year and sixth through twelfth grade is $30,330 per year.

Pace Academy grabbed the second place spot on the list and the intown Atlanta school offers an opportunity to “develop meaningful relationships with one another and with their teachers” and a place to “come together within a safe, supportive environment to form the “Pace family.” Lower School tuition is $25,800 per year and Middle and Upper School tuition is $29,715 per year. Pace Academy administers more than $2 million annually in need-based financial aid. 

We have included the full list of school rankings from Niche below. 

Georgia’s Top 10 Public Schools

1. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology in Lawrenceville

2. Northview High School in Johns Creek

3. Walton High School in Marietta

4. Columbus High School in Columbus

5. Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta

6. North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee

7. Lambert High School in Forsyth County

8. South Forsyth High School in Cumming

9. Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek

10. Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek

Georgia’s Top 10 Private Schools

1. The Westminster Schools in Atlanta

2. Pace Academy in Buckhead

3. The Paideia School in Druid Hills

4. The Lovett School in Atlanta

5. Woodward Academy in College Park and Johns Creek

6. Atlanta International School in Atlanta

7. Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Sandy Springs

8. The Savannah Country Day School in Savannah

9. Athens Academy in Athens

10. Marist School in Dunwoody