A recent online ranking of the Georgia school districts rated Buford City Schools as No. 1 in Georgia.
In the 2020 Best Schools rankings released by Niche, a site that analyzes data and releases rankings of the nation’s top schools, colleges, neighborhood and workplaces, charted Buford City Schools as the state’s No. 1 district. Gwinnett County Public School’s slotted in at No. 21.
GCPS’s Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology was rated as the No. 1 public school in the state.
Wesleyan School ranked as the No. 13 private school.
The school rankings were weighted heavily on academic grades (50%). That score was based on state assessment proficiency, SAT/ACT scores and survey responses on academics from students and parents.
A teacher’s grade (15%) is based on teacher salary, teacher absenteeism, state test results and survey responses on teachers from students and parents. Schools were also graded on culture and diversity, parent/student surveys on overall experience, health and safety, resources and facilities, clubs, activities and sports.
Buford City Schools’ full report card featured A-plus grades in teachers, college prep, activities, health and safety, administration and sports. It received A grades in academics, diversity and resources.
GCPS received A-plus grades in diversity and sports, an A grade in activities and B-plus grades in teachers, academics and administration.
Gwinnett County Public Schools ranked as the state’s most diverse school district.
Buford was also ranked the No. 1 place for athletes in Georgia, and GCPS ranked No. 5.