cloudy
Friday August 28th, 2015 8:44AM

Report lists CHS, EHHS, WHHS, GHS, JHS among best in country

By Ken Stanford Reporter
UNDATED - Five high schools in Gainesville and Hall County are among the best in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

They are: Chestatee, East Hall, West Hall, Gainesville and Johnson. All are also among the top 47 high schools in Georgia, receiving silver medals for their showing nationwide. Peachtree Ridge in Suwanee and Buford High also were awarded silver medals.

The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Lawrenceville was the highest ranked of any Georgia public high school - placing first in the state and third in the nation. It trailed only BASIS Tuscon in Arizona (#2) and School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Tex. (#1).

The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology also was named the second highest ranking charter school in the country. Norcross High School, Duluth High School and Parkview High School, all based in Gwinnett County, were ranked in the top ten schools in the state on the 2013 report.

In addition, bronze medals were awarded to the following high schools in north Georgia: Banks County, Elbert County, Rabun County and Union County.

The publication ranked more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards and how well they prepare students for college.

Follow the link below to find out more about the methodology used by U.S. News & World Report to make their choices. You'll also find a link to the top schools in Georgia.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Missing Ga. bank director arrested in Brunswick
A bank director accused of losing millions of investors' dollars before vanishing last year was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop in a city in south Georgia.
7:00PM ( 1 year ago )
S&P 500 index has its best year since 1997
The stock market closed out a record year with more all-time highs on Tuesday, giving U.S. indexes their biggest annual gains in almost two decades.
6:56PM ( 1 year ago )
Colorado readies for 'Green Wednesday' pot sales
Police were adding extra patrols around pot shops in eight Colorado towns that plan to allow recreational sales to anyone over 21 on Jan. 1.
1:52PM ( 1 year ago )
Business News
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Victim critical following apartment fire
A 41-year-old woman was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after being rescued from an apartment fire in Forsyth County late Monday afternoon.
3:16PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University that also prompted campus lockdown
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school.A statement posted on the university's w...
8:12AM ( 31 minutes ago )
Hall County approves renovation funding for Olympic Venue
The Hall County Board of Commissioners has agreed to help fund the renovation of the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.
7:07AM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville meeting on racial profiling disrupted by white man with backpack
Nearly two hours of discussion at a community meeting on racial profiling came to an end when a white man with a backpack made his way to the front of the fellowship hall at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Summit Street.
4:48AM ( 3 hours ago )
Cornelia posts revised sign ordinance, extends moratorium
The Cornelia City Commission has extended its moratorium on freestanding sign permits until Oct. 7.
9:33PM ( 11 hours ago )
Dump truck driver injured when truck overturns near Cleveland
A dump truck driver was injured in an accident around 1 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of his truck on Highway 115 west of Cleveland and overturned, dumping a load of gravel onto the roadway.
9:06PM ( 11 hours ago )