Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) Excels Again


For the 11th year running, the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) maintains its stellar reputation as the top high school in Georgia, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News and World Report. With an impressive score of 99.89 out of 100, GSMST not only secured the top spot in the state but also claimed the 19th position nationally.

The AP® participation rate at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology is 97%. The total minority enrollment is 86%. The racial makeup is: Asian (49.2%), African American (23.4%), White (14.2%), 9.3% Hispanic, .5% Two or More Races, 0.3% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and 0.1% American Indian/Alaska Native.

The 2023 Best High School rankings showcase GSMST’s continued excellence, placing it at No. 10 among STEM schools nationwide. This Lawrenceville-based institution has consistently demonstrated its commitment to academic prowess and innovation.

U.S. News and World Report’s list evaluates nearly 18,000 public high schools across the country, considering factors that impact students from diverse social and economic backgrounds. The comprehensive methodology involves assessing six key aspects: College Readiness (30%), College Curriculum Breadth (10%), State Assessment Proficiency (20%), State Assessment Performance (20%), Underserved Student Performance (10%), and Graduation Rate (10%).

Liana Loewus, the managing editor of education at U.S. News, emphasizes the significance of a robust high school program in navigating the complexities of an ever-evolving world. Providing accessible data on high schools empowers parents to ensure their children thrive in the most suitable educational environment.

In the Georgia rankings, GSMST leads the pack, followed by Columbus High at No. 2, Davidson Magnet School at No. 3, DeKalb School for the Arts at No. 4, and Lambert High at No. 5. Other notable mentions include North Gwinnett High School at No. 12, Buford High at No. 18, and Brookwood High at No. 28 in the state.

Gwinnett County emerges as a stronghold of educational excellence, with 12 high schools securing positions in the top 55. Beyond state borders, the Early College at Guilford in North Carolina claims the overall top spot, with schools like Indiana’s Signature School, Florida’s School for Advanced Studies, Nevada’s The Davidson Academy, and Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology rounding out the national standings.

Congratulations to GSMST!