11:20 am June 14, 2010, by Maureen Downey
We all say that we don’t care about these lists of best schools, but then we frantically search to see if our schools are on them.
Start searching as Newsweek is out with its best high schools issue.
Georgia is not represented in the top 20. Our first appearance is slot No. 79 and that is Cobb’s usual high scorer, Walton.
Newsweek picks the best high schools in the country based on advanced placement college-level courses and tests. Just over 1,600 schools— six percent of all the public schools in the U.S.– made the list. In the list of 1,600, there are 55 Georgia high schools, most from metro suburban systems.
Critics discredit the methodology used to assemble the Newsweek list each year, but I still would have liked to have seen my local high school earn a spot in the very top tier.
Was yours on the list?
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