All six CCSD high schools made the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best High Schools” list for 2021, which was released by the publication this week. Creekview HS led the county in the rankings at number 2,342 out of 24,000 high schools in the country; five of CCSD’s high schools – Creekview, Etowah, River Ridge, Sequoyah and Woodstock – also ranked in the Top 100 in Georgia of the more than 400 high schools in the state and fell within the top 15% nationwide.
The magazine’s prestigious list is based on factors including academic performance, college readiness, graduation rates and success of disadvantaged students. The U.S. News rankings include data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to traditional high schools, the rankings encompass charter; magnet; and science, technology, engineering and math-focused schools.
“It’s great to see national recognition for what we already know to be true here at home—that our teachers, students and support teams are working hard and achieving at impressive levels,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “We also greatly appreciate the support of our students’ families and our community partners, which makes accomplishments like this possible.”