The Lawrenceville school was ranked behind the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Texas, and BASIS Scottsdale, Arizona. More than 19,000 schools were ranked by the news organization; 104 Georgia schools were considered among the nation’s best.
GSMST was tops in Georgia, ahead of Davidson Fine Arts in Augusta and DeKalb School of the Arts in Avondale Estates.
The next highest-ranked Gwinnett school was Norcross High, which was 18th (507th nationally).
U.S. News awarded gold, silver and bronze medals based on state assessments and college preparation. Gold and silver medalists made the rankings; others received national recognition.
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Notable was the absence of many Gwinnett schools among the 51 in the state to receive gold or silver designation. Only seven county schools earned those distinctions: (Click on the school’s name to see the U.S. News’ review):
Gwinnett School of Math, Science, & Technology, ranked first in Georgia (third in U.S.); Norcross, 18th (507th); Parkview, 19th (562nd); Duluth, 25th (852nd); Collins Hill, 27th (992nd); Central Gwinnett, 30th (1,054th); Buford, 33rd (1,171st).