Top High Schools in the Atlanta, GA Metro
Below are profiles featuring the top 20 high schools in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. In order to be featured as a Top High School, the school must have a 2010 Education.com TestRating of 10 out of 10. The TestRating compares a school's standardized test scores for a given year with scores from other schools in the same state. Find your school and see how it compares.
Gwinnett County School District
There's no hiding Brookwood High School's school pride. You can see it in the number of students filling the bleachers at athletic events, the community members showing up at school events, and the involvement of students in extracurricular activities.
The school encourages each student to find a place to become involved on campus and works to help all students become leaders in the school and community. Instead of the traditional elected Student Government Association, the school welcomes all students to become involved in student government, and has over 300 students participants. The SGA is also implementing a student engagement program called Raising Student Voice Program (RSVP), where students become involved in the community to learn about being a good citizen.
In keeping with the tradition of academic achievement, the school has a high AP Exam pass rate, offers many AP courses, and has over 500 students enrolled in Latin. Students can further their interests through specialized electives in music technology, Forensics and Biotechnology.
Additionally, Northview High School has very popular fine arts and performing arts programs, including drama, dance, and music. The school places a high priority on athletics and has won over 50 state championships since it open its doors 30 years ago.
“Our staff is dedicated, stable, and determined to make a positive difference in the lives of our students. We have a tremendous culture of spreading goodwill,” said Debra Dee, Principal of Brookwood High. “Our students are respectful and appreciative of our teachers.”
Buford City School District
Buford High School has a long tradition of excellence dating back to 1948. The school’s motto is “excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts” and the school backs it up with exceptional programs in all three areas.
The school has impressive test scores and offers many AP courses. The school's band program receives high ratings in competitions and is often asked to perform at special events.
Athletics play a large part in school culture and the school boasts many state championship titles. The football team has a winning history and often competes for state titles. Other strong sports teams at the school include the girl’s softball and boy’s baseball team.
As stated on the school website, the mission of Buford High School is to, "empower students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and effective members of society by inspiring them to think, to achieve, and to care."