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Best school district in GA

Asked by Ka, 30329 Sat Jul 7, 2007

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Being an educator, (Forsyth county schools) I will tell you that the best schools/school district are the ones where educators, administrators, the community, students and parents all work together to use the resources they have to get the best possible results. There are no best school districts without great parents, who play a vital role in their childrens life. The school district depends on you as a parent, the students and of course the educators.

I would suggest you contact the Georgia Dept. of Ed. website and look at the school districts and their performance.
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Hi,
Try this site http://www.greatschools.net/
Good Luck
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Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Red Bank, NJ
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Here are a few great links for school information:

http://nces.ed.gov/index.asp
http://www.schoolmatters.com/
http://www.greatschools.net/

Those should be able to give you the best options available.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
As a buyer who bought recently, I would rate the schools in the following order
#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
http://gppf.org/pub/edrc2009.htm

2008 school rankings
http://www.gppf.org/default.asp?pt=doc&doc=reportcard

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
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 25, 2009
Best school district in Ga? Well, that is a question that requires a lot of research, some say that the best district are located around the north suburbs of the city of Atlanta. But sometimes what is best for me may not be best for other people and vice versa. What I recommend is a very detail research of the schools that are of your interest, ask questions about these schools to parents that have children there. Talk to the school PTA or representatives, and teachers. In other words try to cover every possible angle.
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.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 24, 2007
Check out http://www.rkihomes.com/Schools/page_1825195.html it will list the Top Ten schools by county...we also provide you with detailed school information if you click on the counties/cities/communities listed. Hope that helps!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 17, 2007
Overall the schools in GA are very weak as compared to other states in the Union. GA ranks really low. The Walton school district in Marietta (East Cobb) is the highest ranked GA high school, sadly ranked 122 nationwide.
I must say that a good school for every child depends on the whole learning environment, the community, parental support and teachers' motivation.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 11, 2007
The answers, ultimately, are a matter of opinion, of following your own philosophy and hunches. But your subjective judgment of a public school district should not depend entirely on word of mouth. It should also be based on objective information and meaningful comparisons that are available for each grade level: elementary, middle and high schools.

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
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 15, 2007
Great question. I would check with greatschools.net for an answer. Good luck.
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Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
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Walton High School in (East Cobb) Marietta was ranked #122 in the country. This school is fed by Dickerson and Dodgen Middle schools, and various elementary schools. People flock to these areas for the schools and East Side elementary school had to add trailers this year to accommodate all the students. Homes in this area are, on an average, selling for an average of 97% of the List Price in less than 90 days.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 12, 2007
The best school district in any state of our union is the one where parents and teachers work together towards the same goal - educating the children we are looking to fill our future with.

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.

Ka -
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.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
You can find school information and demographics for FREE on my site! Do your own customized home searches including foreclosures, distress sales, fixer uppers and bank owned properties.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
To get accurate and up to date school ranking info, use this link http://www.gppf.org
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
I agree that you should take a look at http://www.greatschools.net for information on schools. You might also look at Hall County Georgia and the City of Gainesville, GA as you search. Best wishes! Lisa Farmer
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
If it's COUNTY based, then Gwinnett County, hands down, pound for pound has the best school system. It's not even close. However, on individual schools, there are several that are very close.

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."
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 8, 2007
Joshua Jarvis, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
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to follow up on deborah's link, greatschools.net provides ratings and reviews of schools by parents. as i understand it is well regarded
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 8, 2007
Hello Ka,

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.
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TED SHOOP, Real Estate Pro in Buford, GA
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North Fulton and East Cobb are the best overall schools -- as a system. (in my opinion).
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