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Rankings tab metro Atlanta public high school among top-25 in the country

The recently released rankings cover everything from public and private high schools to school districts.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — An organization's recently-released school district rankings for 2022 tab a metro Atlanta public high school as one of the 25 best in the country.

According to the rankings, compiled by the school information website Niche, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology in Lawrenceville is the No. 22 public high school in the nation.

The rankings cover everything from public high schools to private high schools to school districts. At the state level, Buford City Schools gets ranked as the best district in the Peach State.

The district is one of the few in Georgia confined just to one city, with five schools and about 5,500 enrolled students. In Niche's national rankings, Buford ranks No. 122.

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Oconee County Schools, just outside Athens, ranks second, while Forsyth County Schools ranks third. The Forsyth district serves more than 50,000 students, by far the largest district near the top.

Among the state's largest districts, Cobb County Schools (112,000 students) ranks highest at 18th. Fulton County Schools (~94,000 students) ranks 24th, and the state's largest district, Gwinnett County Public Schools (180,000+ students), ranks 25th. 

Atlanta Public Schools comes in outside the official rankings, with a B- grade, while DeKalb County Schools gets a C+.

In Georgia's individual school rankings, Northview High School, Alpharetta High School, Walton High School and Chattahoochee High School follow GSMST among top public high schools.

The Westminster Schools (No. 65 nationally), Pace Academy, Fulton Science Academy Private School, Atlanta International School and The Paideia School rank as the top private schools.