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LIST | Georgia's 20 best high schools

(WXIA) -- U.S. News and World Report has unveiled its list of the 20 best high schools in Georgia, and almost all of them are in metro Atlanta.

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology leads the pack. The Lawrenceville charter school is the No. 1 high school is Georgia and No. 3 in the country, with 100 percent of its students passing their Advanced Placement exams, and all students proficient in math and English.

The school has a 17:1 student-teacher ratio, which is average for Georgia. About 75 percent of its 696 students are minorities.

These schools round out Georgia's Top 20:

2. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School (Augusta)
Ranked No. 73 nationally

* 100% of students take AP exams; 76% earn passing scores
* 100% of students proficient in math
* 100% of students proficient in English
* 17:1 student-teacher ratio
* 55% minority enrollment

3. DeKalb School of the Arts (Avondale Estates)
Ranked No. 79 nationally

* 100% of students take AP exams; 75% earn passing scores
* 91% of students proficient in math
* 100% of students proficient in English
* 14:1 student-teacher ratio
* 69% minority enrollment

4. Columbus High School
Ranked No. 125 nationally

* 87% of students take AP exams; 67% earn passing scores
* 100% of students proficient in English
* 18:1 student-teacher ratio
* 39% minority enrollment

5. Northview High School (Johns Creek)
Ranked No. 154 nationally

* 73% of students take AP exams; 67% earn passing scores
* 98% of students proficient in English
* 20:1 student-teacher ratio
* 59% minority enrollment

6. Milton High School
Ranked No. 160 nationally

* 80% of students take AP exams; 64% earn passing scores
* 97% of students proficient in English
* 19:1 student-teacher ratio
* 21% minority enrollment

7. Savannah Arts Academy
Ranked No. 189 nationally

* 75% of students take AP exams; 61% earn passing scores
* 97% of students proficient in math
* 100% of students proficient in English
* 14:1 student-teacher ratio
* 31% minority enrollment

8. Johns Creek High School
Ranked No. 194 nationally

* 69% of students take AP exams; 63% earn passing scores
* 97% of students proficient in English
* 19:1 student-teacher ratio
* 36% minority enrollment

9. Walton High School (East Cobb)
Ranked No. 204 nationally

* 71% of students take AP exams; 61% earn passing scores
* 98% of students proficient in math
* 99% of students proficient in English
* 18:1 student-teacher ratio
* 28% minority enrollment

10. Alpharetta High School
Ranked No. 226 nationally

* 68% of students take AP exams; 60% earn passing scores
* 96% of students proficient in English
* 17:1 student-teacher ratio
* 46% minority enrollment

11. Chamblee Charter High School
Ranked No. 272 nationally

* 75% of students take AP exams; 53% earn passing scores
* 69% of students proficient in math
* 89% of students proficient in English
* 15:1 student-teacher ratio
* 78% minority enrollment

12. Chattahoochee High School (Johns Creek)
Ranked No. 299 nationally

* 62% of students take AP exams; 55% earn passing scores
* 97% of students proficient in English
* 19:1 student-teacher ratio
* 47% minority enrollment

13. Lassiter High School (Marietta)
Ranked No. 336 nationally

* 61% of students take AP exams; 53% earn passing scores
* 100% of students proficient in math
* 98% of students proficient in English
* 17:1 student-teacher ratio
* 24% minority enrollment

14. Roswell High School
Ranked No. 339 nationally

* 60% of students take AP exams; 53% earn passing scores
* 91% of students proficient in English
* 17:1 student-teacher ratio
* 37% minority enrollment

15. Riverwood International Charter School (Sandy Springs)
Ranked No. 366 nationally

* 63% of students take AP exams; 50% earn passing scores
* 87% of students proficient in English
* 18:1 student-teacher ratio
* 58% minority enrollment

16. McIntosh High School (Peachtree City)
Ranked No. 469 nationally

* 54% of students take AP exams; 46% earn passing scores
* 96% of students proficient in math
* 97% of students proficient in English
* 17:1 student-teacher ratio
* 33% minority enrollment

17. South Forsyth High School (Cumming)
Ranked No. 491 nationally

* 61% of students take AP exams; 43% earn passing scores
* 96% of students proficient in math
* 97% of students proficient in English
* 16:1 student-teacher ratio
* 30% minority enrollment

18. Norcross High School
Ranked No. 507 nationally

* 69% of students take AP exams; 39% earn passing scores
* 67% of students proficient in math
* 84% of students proficient in English
* 18:1 student-teacher ratio
* 77% minority enrollment

19. Parkview High School (Lilburn)
Ranked No. 562 nationally

* 57% of students take AP exams; 41% earn passing scores
* 78% of students proficient in math
* 93% of students proficient in English
* 18:1 student-teacher ratio
* 59% minority enrollment

20. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School (Augusta)
Ranked No. 599 nationally

* 96% of students take AP exams; 27% earn passing scores
* 97% of students proficient in math
* 100% of students proficient in English
* 15:1 student-teacher ratio
* 77% minority enrollment

See how other Georgia high schools ranked at usnews.com.

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