A recent study by Niche.com confirmed what Cobb parents and students already know. The Cobb County School District includes some of the best public school teachers in the Atlanta area.
In fact, Dickerson Middle School teachers claim the #1 title for best middle school teachers in the metro area and #2 for the best public school teachers across the whole state of Georgia.
Walton High School’s teachers rank as #2 for Best High School Teachers. Other Niche studies listed Walton High School as the 2020 Best Charter High School in Georgia, #3 for Best Public High Schools in Georgia, and #131 for Best College Prep Public High Schools in the entire nation.
The rankings of Best Teachers are based on student and parent ratings of teachers, teacher salaries, teacher absenteeism, teacher tenure, student-teacher ratio, and the Niche Academics Grade for the school.
Teachers at four additional Cobb schools made the top 10 for Best Middle School Teachers in the metro: Simpson Middle School (4), Durham Middle School (8), McClure Middle School (9), and Dodgen Middle School (10). For a total of 11 middle schools, six more schools made the top 25: Hightower Trail Middle School (11); Lost Mountain Middle School (12), Mabry Middle School (14), Palmer Middle School (20), Lovinggood Middle School (24); and McCleskey Middle School (25).
Teachers at Wheeler High School and Hillgrove High School also made the list of the top 25 high schools in the Atlanta area with the best teachers.
Plus, Cobb’s elementary schools claimed two of the top 10 spots for best metro area teachers: Sope Creek Elementary School (9) and Addison Elementary School (10). Sope Creek Elementary was recently named one of Georgia’s six 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
According to Niche’s study of the best teachers in the metro area, the next five elementary schools also made the grade for the top 25: Rocky Mount Elementary School (12), Mountain View Elementary School (17), Murdock Elementary School (18), Keheley Elementary School (21), and Mount Bethel Elementary School (22).
“Whether it is the SAT, ACT, or Georgia Milestones, Cobb students continue to excel. Behind every successful student is a great teacher and our District is filled with both. There is no doubt that Cobb is the best place to teach, lead, and learn,” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale.