Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Savannah-Chatham Schools Receive Local, State, and National Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Published on: 3/28/2024

Each year, the news magazine U.S. News & World Report publishes a list of rankings for schools across the nation.  The organization's rankings of high schools, first published in 2007, are highly anticipated each year and in 2021, the publisher added rankings of elementary and middle schools to the magazine's repertoire.  This year's rankings for each were recently released.  The top five SCCPSS schools in this year's rankings are listed below with both their local and state ranking, along with the national ranking for high schools.

SAVANNAH-CHATHAM SCHOOL RANKINGS

HIGH SCHOOLS

  1. Savannah Arts Academy - #1 SCCPSS / #8 GA / #277 National
  2. Woodville-Tompkins - #2 SCCPSS / #81 GA / #3,558 National
  3. Savannah Early College - #3 SCCPSS / #120 GA / #5655 National
  4. Johnson High School - #4 SCCPSS / #202 GA / #8,779 National
  5. Jenkins High School - #5 SCCPSS / #257 GA / #11,156 National

Find the entire list of SCCPSS High School Rankings here:
High Schools in Savannah-Chatham County Public School District | Georgia | Best High Schools | US News
 ​MIDDLE SCHOOLS

  1. STEM Academy at Bartlett - #1 SCCPSS / #33 GA
  2. Garrison School for the Arts - #2 SCCPSS / #102 GA
  3. Savannah Classical Academy - #3 SCCPSS / #204 GA
  4. Coastal Middle - #4 SCCPSS / #332 GA
  5. Derenne Middle - #5 SCCPSS / #384-512 GA
​Find the entire list of SCCPSS Middle School Rankings here:

Best Middle Schools in Savannah-Chatham County in Georgia - U.S. News Education (usnews.com)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  1. Jacob G. Elementary - #1 SCCPSS / #249 GA
  2. Savannah Classical Academy - #2 SCCPSS / #11 GA Charters / #290 GA
  3. Marshpoint Elementary - #3 SCCPSS / #544 GA
  4. Tybee Island Maritime Academy - #4 SCCPSS / #19 GA Charters / #640 GA
  5. Garrison School for the Arts - #5 SCCPSS / #665 GA

Find the entire list of SCCPSS High School Rankings here:
Best Elementary Schools in Savannah-Chatham County in Georgia - U.S. News Education (usnews.com)
 How U.S. News calculates the rankings:

ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE

The rankings use the same methodology for all included grade levels. For each state, schools were assessed on their shares of students who were proficient or above proficient in their mathematics and reading/language arts state assessments. Half of the formula assessed the scores themselves and the other half incorporated the test results in the context of socioeconomic demographics. In other words, the top-ranked schools are all high-achieving and have succeeded at educating all their students.

HIGH SCHOOLS

The highest ranked U.S. public schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 Best High Schools rankings are those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math, reading and science state assessments, earned qualifying scores in an array of college-level exams, and graduated in high proportions.

The U.S. News and World Report methodology used to determine scores included summing the school's weighted scores across six indicators of school quality, then computing a single zero to 100 overall score reflective of a school's performance across these metrics. The overall scores depict how well each school did on a national percentile basis. For example, a school with a score of 60 performed in the 60th percentile among all schools in the rankings.

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