Once again, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is recognized as having many of the best schools in the state and the nation, according to US News & World Report’s latest rankings.

“Congratulations to the students, teachers, and staff at these schools! We are pleased, but not surprised, with the latest rankings from US News & World Report,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Vasanne S. Tinsley.

“Year after year, our schools are honored and recognized for their exemplary student achievement and innovative education. These rankings are the latest proof that students throughout DeKalb County are not just meeting standards but exceeding them.”

DeKalb School of the Arts is ranked as the eighth best in Georgia and 284th nationwide. Other DCSD high schools also ranked within the top 100 for Georgia. DeKalb Early College Academy ranked 17th, Chamblee Charter High School ranked 37th, Dunwoody High School ranked 56th, Arabia Mountain High School ranked 61st, and Lakeside High School ranked 76th.

Druid Hills High School (115th), Southwest DeKalb High School (170th), Cross Keys High School (187th), and Cedar Grove High School (199th) made it into US News & World Report’s top 200 rankings.

DSA was specifically lauded for its graduation rate (100 percent), AP testing participation rate (85 percent), and reading proficiency (93 percent).