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Forsyth County High Schools Recognized Nationally

All five Forsyth County High Schools were ranked in the top 1,900 high schools across the nation.

Forsyth County Schools (FCS) is ending the year by being recognized by two national known news publications.

that has been rated as one of the best high schools in the United States for the 2012 school year by Newsweek Magazine.

But it doesn't end there – all five Forsyth County high schools were ranked in the top 1,900 high schools across the nation by the Washington Post.

"Forsyth County Schools is extremely proud of our students and staff for being recognized in the Newsweek’s list of “America’s Best High Schools” and the Washington Post’s national ranking, called “The High School Challenge," FCS said in an e-mail to Cumming Patch. "The rankings are extremely competitive, and it is an honor for our high schools to be listed among these outstanding schools."

Below are the national and state rankings of the top schools in Georgia and the rankings of each of the five high schools in the county.

National Rank

State Rank

School

Index

18

1

Gwinnett School of Math & Science

8.91

71

2

John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet

5.67

135

3

Johns Creek High School

4.42

185

4

3.98

190

5

Norcross High School

3.95

191

6

Decatur High School

3.94

240

7

St. Andrews (private)

3.60

249

8

3.55

255

9

Alpharetta High School

3.52

260

10

Berkmar High School

3.49

267

11

North Gwinnett High School

3.45

270

12

Milton High School

3.43

289

13

Lakeside Dekalb High School

3.34

305

14

Morgan County High School

3.28

311

15

Northview High School

3.26

316

16

Chamblee Charter High School

3.42

324

17

Dekalb School of the Arts

3.21

336

18

Dunwoody High School

3.14

339

19

Meadowcreek High School

3.13

360

20

Columbus High School

3.07

391

21

Chattahoochee High School

2.95

416

22

Parkview High School

2.90

460

23

Brookwood High School

2.80

494

24

Roswell High School

2.71

534

25

2.61

1,213

61

1.68

1,672

89

1.23

According to Forsyth County Schools, the ranking signifies being in the top 9 percent of all high schools nationally.

The Index Score - is the number of college-level tests given at a school in 2011 divided by the number of graduates that year.

Also noted in the Washington Post article are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies (Subs. lunch) and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence (E&E).

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