Metro Atlanta’s Top 5 School Districts

by Peter Thomas Ricci


Buford City Schools is the top school district in the Metro Atlanta area.

That ranking came courtesy of the analytics website Niche, which just released its 2016 rankings of public schools from across the country. Buford Academy, which is located within the district, was Metro Atlanta’s top elementary school.

Here is Niche’s full top five ranking of Atlanta’s school districts:

1. Buford City Schools

2. Decatur City Schools

3. Oconee County Schools

4. Forsyth County Schools

5. Bremen City Schools

Niche’s rankings derive from several categories, including: the “Academics Grade,” which incorporates statistics and surveys from students, alumni and parents; the “Overall Experience Grade,” which considers all aspects of the wider district, including academics, teachers, health, safety, and facilities; the “Teachers Grade,” which incorporates stats and surveys about teachers; and the “Student Culture and Diversity Grade,” which utilizes surveys and stats on the school’s culture and diversity.

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