Fayette schools in top 14% in U.S., rank 6th in metro Atlanta


The 2018 Best Schools in America rankings have been released, and Fayette County Public Schools has made the list.

The school system has been ranked ninth out of 183 systems in Georgia by Niche, the largest website for researching public and private K-12 schools, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

Every month, millions of families use Niche’s rankings, reviews, and data to choose the right schools for their children, Berry-Dreisbach said.

“In the metro Atlanta area, Fayette has been ranked sixth out of 34 school systems, and nationally is ranked in the top 14 percent out of 10,574 school systems,” said Berry-Dreisbach.

Berry-Dreisbach said the school system achieved the rankings by scoring highly on a variety of factors including test scores, student-teacher ratio, and reviews from students and parents. Niche’s data team analyzed this data from thousands of schools across the country to create their 2018 Best Schools rankings.

Niche gathers data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Civil Rights Data Collection and Niche’s school survey and K-12 student and parent surveys.