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No S. DeKalb schools on this list

June 17, 2010

Newsweek ranked the top high schools in the nation, and about 1600 schools made their list. that comes to about 6 percent of public schools. Well six schools from DeKalb made the list.

here is the a snip from the AJC article.

The magazine judges schools based on how extensively they challenge students with advanced curriculum courses.

Newsweek takes the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge AICE tests given at a school each year and divides it by the number of seniors graduating in May or June. Nationwide slightly more than 1,600 schools, or only 6 percent of public schools, made the mark.

Notice the advanced curriculum courses statement. Challenge your students, and they will do better. give them ordinary courses, and you will get excellent ordinary students.

Here are the schools that made it:

DeKalb School of the Arts

Chamblee Charter

Lakeside

Dunwoody

Tucker

See the Newsweek list here

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