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Fayette County schools lead the way.

Both the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report recognized Fayette’s high schools as being among the most challenging and best in the country for preparing students for college and career readiness.

In Fayette County, you’ll find 26 top-notch public schools, one non-traditional high school, an alternative education program, an adult community school and the Center of Innovation. Along with our public schools, we also have exceptional private schools, innovative K-12 programs, and undergraduate and graduate degree programs in nearly every field.

Whether you’re ready to further your own education, or want the best for your family, Fayette County is the place to excel.

Here’s the rest of the story and how we stack up when it comes to schools, colleges and universities.

Silver Medals

Three high schools were awarded silver medals by U.S. News and World Report based on the schools academic performance on state assessments, graduation rates and how well they prepare student for college.

Top 10%

Four of the county’s high schools ranked in the top 10 percent of all U.S. high schools on the Washington Posts’ list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools for 2016.

AP Honors

All five high schools were recognized on Georgia’s AP Honor List.

Best in State

Fayette’s elementary, middle and high schools ranked among the best in the state and metro Atlanta based on the College and Career Ready Performance Index on 2014-2015.