Best High Schools in Georgia

Published: July 6, 2014

Of the Georgia schools ranked in 2014 for the U.S. News Best High Schools, 17 were awarded gold medals, 34 earned silver medals and 53 received bronze medals. The highly ranked Davidson Fine Arts is located in Augusta, within the Richmond County School District, about 150 miles from Atlanta.

  1. Columbus High School

    The Columbus High School administration, faculty, and staff are dedicated to developing minds, building leaders, and achieving excellence.  Since the beginning of the Liberal Arts College Preparatory Magnet in 1991, the CHS family has been committed to setting high standards and maintaining a tradition of hard work. 


  2. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology

    The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology is a charter school founded in 2007. The school features class integration, with a heavy focus on Mathematics, Science, and Technology. The school offers many options usually not available at regular High Schools. A more noticeable feature of GSMST is personal laptops. Lenovo made a generous donation for all GSMST students to have their own laptops.

  3. Davidson Fine Arts

    The school has consistently been named as one of the best in the state of Georgia, and was named the number one academic school in the state each year from 1996 to 2009, a feat due almost exclusively to the high achievement of the students the school accepts.[1] The school is also known for its music program; the Davidson Concert Chorale has been named among the best high school choral classes in the nation.[citation needed] In 2004, Davidson was selected by theGrammy Foundation as the Grammy Signature School and granted the program $25,000.[

The number one school in Georgia is Columbus High Liberal Arts College Preparatory School. Second is the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology. Third is the Davidson Fine Arts School located in Augusta, Georgia.