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Alpharetta, Milton High Schools Don't Even Rank

U.S. News and World Reports looks at state test results, AP class success and other factors in ranking the best high schools in Georgia, the nation.

Alpharetta and Milton high schools didn't even rank in Georgia on the _U.S. News and World Reports Best High Schools in 2012 report.

This can be attributed to two factors: lower Advanced Placement (AP) class participation and success than ranked schools, and lower overall student performance on state exams. The calculations for overall performance by U.S. News were the first step in determining which schools qualified to receive medals.

The only high schools in North Fulton that even ranked in the state were Northview, which was fourth in the state and 219th nationally, and Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs (#5 in Georgia, #291 in U.S.). Other nearby schools which made the top 10 state ranking list included:

Do you agree with the U.S. News and World Reports rankings? Add your comments at the end of the article.

  • College Readiness Index              62.6
  • Math Proficiency                           3.7
  • English Proficiency                        3.8
  • Student/Teacher Ratio                16:1
  • AP Participation/Passing Rate    69/87
  • State Test Performance Index    137.3

  • College Readiness Index             59.0
  • Math Proficiency                          3.7
  • English Proficiency                       3.8
  • Student/Teacher Ratio                18:1
  • AP Participation/Passing Rate    68/83
  • State Test Performance Index    135.5

  • National Rank                           #21
  • State Rank                               #4
  • College Readiness Index             58.2
  • Math Proficiency                          3.9
  • English Proficiency                       3.9
  • Student/Teacher Ratio                16:1
  • AP Participation/Passing Rate    64/89
  • State Test Performance Index    142.0

 

Greg in Alpharetta May 09, 2012 at 02:22 PM
I am not sure that the US News top school ranking has as much credibility as in the past. I'm NOT stressing out over Milton and Alpharetta HS being unranked. Check out some of the points being made in the AJC Get Schooled Blog.
Addie Price May 28, 2012 at 05:37 PM
I would love for you to take a look at my blogs on education. I welcome your feedback and thoughts. The education of our children is not only their future but ours also. It is very important and shouldn't be taken lightly. http://addieprice.hubpages.com/
JAH May 28, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Addie, it would be nice if you could include results from Chattahoochee HS. The schools draws students from Alpharetta as well as Johns Creek.
tom deeb May 29, 2012 at 06:54 PM
By the way Roswell High School and Alpharetta High School did not rank as well.
Joseph M. August 07, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Where fo ALL these schools rank when it comes to Special Needs Students? With the amount of children being diagnosed with Autism Related disorders, are they prepared to handle them and provide Parapro's that are included in the IEP and BIP processes? My personal experience says NO. When a prinicpal or vice principal have no experience with kids that have issues with behavior due to their disability, they can not be expected to respond to incidents appropriately when a Special Needs child acts "Out of the Typical Childs" mindset. AHS does not have the proper people in place to handle Special Needs Children.
Joseph M. August 07, 2012 at 05:38 AM
I meant to say Where do ALL these schools...my apologies for typing to fast:)

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