National Study Ranks Cobb, Again, as Georgia’s Best Large School District

Cobb Schools Superintendent Chris Ragsdale often says, “Cobb is the best place to teach, lead, and learn.” A recent national study by Niche provides the Cobb Superintendent with more evidence in support of his statement.   

For the second year, Niche ranked the Cobb County School District as the best large school district in Georgia. So, for districts with more than 50,000 students, Cobb Schools is number one according to Niche.  

“In Cobb, we consistently provide the quality of service that leads to student success. Our teachers know it. Our parents know it. Our students know it, and even nationwide, Cobb carries a reputation for being the best,” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale.  

Cobb outranked the next closest large district for academics, teachers, and college prep, scoring an A or A-minus in all three categories. Cobb also scored an A+ in diversity and sports and an A for clubs and activities.  

Cobb Schools is one of the most diverse in Georgia and the nation, as well. As evidence, Cobb students speak more than 40 languages and hundreds of Cobb 2019 graduates earned a Georgia Department of Education World Language Seal. The wide range of ethnic backgrounds within the student population closely resembles the diverse national workforce that the students will join after graduation.  

One reason the Cobb County School District stands out as the best large district in Georgia is because Cobb teachers focus on helping each and every student succeed.  

Cobb students recently demonstrated their high achievement with the results of the Georgia Milestones from Spring 2019. Cobb ranked first in the metro in all Milestones content areas, in all high schools. The District also topped the list in 75 out 84 subject areas for grades 3-8.  

Cobb’s focus on students may be one of the reasons Forbes Magazine ranked Cobb as one of America’s best employers in Georgia.  

Learn more about what makes Cobb a special place in this article.