DeKalb School of the Arts, Decatur High rank on best high schools list

Posted by Dena Mellick August 20, 2015
Photo: Jonathan Phillips Students from the Dekalb School of the Arts perform skits on stage at the Avondale Towne Cinema during the Rail Arts District's Art Cruise on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Students from the Dekalb School of the Arts perform skits on stage at the Avondale Towne Cinema during the Rail Arts District’s Art Cruise on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Two area schools are on a list of the best high schools in Georgia.

“U.S. News & World Report” ranked DeKalb School of the Arts in Avondale Estates in fourth place in the state. It also came in at 108 in the national ranking.

The report said of the school, “Dekalb School Of The Arts is ranked 4th within Georgia. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Dekalb School Of The Arts is 100 percent. The student body makeup is 21 percent male and 79 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 63 percent. Dekalb School Of The Arts is 1 of 25 high schools in the DeKalb County School District.”

Decatur High School was ranked 17th in Georgia. Its national ranking was 476. The report noted, “The AP® participation rate at Decatur High School is 71 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 48 percent. Decatur High School is the only high school in the Decatur City.”

The rankings by U.S. News “include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.”

It looked at college readiness, math and English proficiency, and student-teacher ratios.

You can see more on the methodology of the rankings at U.S. News & World Report.

About Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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