District summary ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

Top 5 schools in this district
These are some of the top-rated public schools in Columbia County based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
College Success Award
These are some of the best public high schools in Columbia county at preparing students for success in college. The College Success Award recognizes schools that do an exemplary job getting students to enroll in and stick with college, including those that excel at serving students from low-income families.
District student progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.

Academic summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

Advanced courses
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Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

Student demographics
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.

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Parent / Guardian
November 28, 2021
We had a nice experience at this school, thanks to its demanding programs our children today are enjoying success in the medical field. Lakeside's tests scores were top in Georgia and were the razon... More
Current student
November 03, 2021
This school is bad for a number of reasons. 1). There are a lot of held back students in this school, they act absolutely ridiculous. Some are super disrespectful to staff and have no sense of home... More
Current student
October 05, 2021
I've moved my whole life and not once I've had such a hard time keeping up with my grades. This school system compared to up north is ridiculous and honestly they should change it. What happened to... More