The 10 Metro Atlanta school districts with the best teachers

by Peter Thomas Ricci


Decatur City Schools has the best teachers in Metro Atlanta, according to a new analysis from Niche.

Basing its rankings on student and parent reviews of teachers, teacher absenteeism, teacher tenure and student-teacher ratio, Decatur City came on top, with Buford, Bremen and Forsyth following behind.

See our chart below for a more detail breakdown of Niche’s ranking:

District Academics Grade Parent/Student Rating Teacher Absenteeism Student-Teacher Ratio
Decatur City Schools A+ 4.0/5 28.10% 14.1
Buford City Schools A 4.2/5 16.10% 17.1
Bremen City Schools A 3.8/5 16.30% 16.1
Forsyth County Schools A+ 3.7/5 27.40% 17.1
Cherokee County Schools A 3.8/5 14.50% 17.1
Fayette County Public Schools A 3.7/5 41.60% 16.1
Cobb County Schools A- 3.7/5 18.70% 16.1
Gwinnet County Public Schools A- 3.7/5 24.20% 16.1
Marietta City Schools B 3.9/5 22.30% 15.1
Carrollton City Schools B+ 3.7/5 12.90% 18.1

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