I would suggest you contact the Georgia Dept. of Ed. website and look at the school districts and their performance.
Those should be able to give you the best options available.
#1 Walton High (Cobb County)
#2 North View (North Fulton)
#3 South Forsyth (Forsyth County) mainly for affordability. River Watch Middle(Forsyth County) was #2 in the State in 2008, top 10 in 2009
Check out these links:
2009 school rankings
2008 school rankings
Top 25 Georgia high schools by average SAT score
1. Richmond County, John S Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, 1744
2. Fulton County, Northview High School, 1722
3. Cobb County, Walton High School, 1722
4. Savannah-Chatham, Savannah Arts Academy, 1711
5. Muscogee County, Columbus High School, 1697
6. Fulton County, Riverwood High School, 1688
7. Fulton County, Alpharetta High School, 1686
8. Fulton County, Chattahoochee High School, 1678
9. Fulton County, Roswell High School, 1671
10. DeKalb County, Chamblee High School, 1662
11. Cobb County, Lassiter High School, 1658
12. Fulton County, Milton High School, 1657
13. Cobb County, Alan C. Pope High School, 1656
14. Catoosa County, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, 1651
15. Cobb County, Wheeler High School, 1640
16. Fayette County, Starr's Mill High School, 1632
17. Fayette County, McIntosh High School, 1632
18. Gwinnett County, Brookwood High School, 1625
19. Forsyth County, South Forsyth High School, 1622
20. Fulton County, Centennial High School, 1614
21. Columbia County, Lakeside High School, 1600
22. DeKalb County, Lakeside High School, 1598
23. Cobb County, Harrison High School, 1596
23. Gwinnett County, Parkview High School, 1596
24. Trion City, Trion High School, 1596
by the way, i find http://www.greatschools.net/ very helpfull. it grades the schools in a scale from 1 to 10 and is based on parents opinions.
I must say that a good school for every child depends on the whole learning environment, the community, parental support and teachers' motivation.
The 2007 Report Card for Parents numerically ranks 1,176 public elementary schools, 476 middle schools and 369 high schools in the state by achievement score and the percentage of students exceeding standards. Cobb County (Marietta) schools consistently rank in the top ten. Reports can be requested through our website at http://www.atlantarelo.com/schoolreports.htm
Georgia has been working diligently to bring the test scores up to par with the rest of the nation. However, in complete contrast to the "scores" for Georgia schools - I haven't spoken to any friend or colleague who has had a single bad word to say about their schools. These scores may not be a true reflection of what is happening here.
The schools I have had exposure with are in Alpharetta, Duluth, and Forsyth counties... and ALL have been more than pleased with the progress their children are making.
Having said this I go back to the beginning - these same parents are involved in the entire process of educating their children. It is a partnership that goes beyond grammar school.
Go to the websites, look at the scores - but look at the parent comments as well. Talk to the home "sellers" and their neighbors. They will be your best resource for the "best" school for you and your children.
Calling one the best is very dangerous, as it is so subjective. What's the best soda? Car, ect...
Gwinnett County, North Fulton and East Cobb are the three primary areas of the "best schools."
This question can be somewhat subjective. When someone asks "Best" - on what criteria are you measuring? I'll admit it up front that I am partial and biased but I think that the Buford City schools are some of the best in the state.
There are a number of great online resources to research SAT scores, teacher/student ratios, student population, etc, However, there is also a great print publication that comes out annually for the Atlanta metro area. If you would like to receive a FREE copy of the Atlanta Business Cronicle's Education Guide, send me an email with your mailing address and any other pertinent information or questions that you like to ask. This wonderful publication comes out each year in March. I may also have a few issues left from 2006 so that you can compare changes between 2006 & 2007.