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Three Clayton high schools named among the best nationwide
May 02, 2013 03:53 PM | 4335 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Three Clayton County high schools have been ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Forest Park, Jonesboro and Lovejoy High Schools received the good news last week.

More than 21,000 schools were ranked across 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Several factors were used in determining the best schools, including overall performances in reading and math, the number of economically disadvantaged students and college readiness.

While 550 Georgia high schools were considered, only 88 were recognized the best in the state.

According to Clayton County School Superintendent Luvenia Jackson, Ed.D., this is indicative of the level of school work teachers and students throughout the Clayton County school district are doing.

“We are pleased with the news,” Jackson said.

“However, we won’t be fully satisfied until all our high schools make this list,’ she added.

The news comes on the heels of the recent Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED report in which the lead investigator, James Brown, Ed.D., declared the Clayton County Public School System “among the best.”

“The progress we have made is really astonishing,’ Jackson said.

“Parents and students should know that we are getting a world class education,’ she added.

Jackson went on to say that she wanted everyone to know that “great things are happening in Clayton County Public Schools.

U.S. News and World Report annually ranks the best high schools, colleges and graduate schools throughout the country.

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