Four of our "Southern Crescent" high schools made Newsweek's "America's Best High Schools: The List"! There are approximately 1600 high schools that made the list. While that may seem like a large number, it's really only about 6% of public schools across America. Congratulations to the following schools:
#705, Union Grove High School (McDonough, GA)
Interesting Facts: For the past four years, Union Grove has been in Newsweek's top 5% of American High Schools. They recently received the Gold Award for having at least 97% of students meeting or exceeding standards as measured by state assessments. There were only 15 schools in the entire state to receive this.
#956, Eagles Landing High School (McDonough, GA)
Interesting Facts: Won the Governor's Cup for having the highest increase in SAT/ACT scores for the region. Their SAT's and ACT's are both above the national average. Their graduation rate has also improved - from 70% to 87.8% over the past 3 years.
#1051, McIntosh High School (Peachtree City, GA)
Interesting Facts: McIntosh has been recognized several times as a school of excellence. They were named a Georgia School of Excellence in 2000 & 2008. In 2007 they were named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
#1120, Starr's Mill High School (Fayetteville, GA)
Interesting Facts: Starr's Mill High was named a 2005 Georgia School of Excellence, one of only 3 schools in GA to be given the title that year. They offer more advanced placement (AP) classes than any other high school in Fayette County.
To view the entire Newsweek article and list, visit http://www.newsweek.com/
If you're thinking of moving to the area and want information on the local schools, you may find the following links to be helpful:
Georgia Department of Education: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/
Clayton County Schools: http://www.clayton.k12.ga.us/
Fayette County Schools: http://www.fcboe.com/
Henry County Schools: http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/