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CANTON, Ga. -- In a list published by U.S. News & World Report, Sequoyah High School was among the 2013 "Best High Schools" in the country.
As reported by Barbara Jacoby of the Cherokee County School District, Sequoyah is ranked eighteenth in Georgia and No. 1,033 in the United States. Principal Elliot Berman's Chiefs won a National Silver Medal.
"Honors like this one are a testament to the dedication at every level of Sequoyah High School - students, teachers, administrators, parents, volunteers, local businesses, and supports our belief that it takes the entire community working together to build successful schools," Superintendent Dr. Frank Petruzielo said.
U.S. News & World Report considered over 21,000 public high schools throughout the country, Jacoby said. Rankings are based on how students perform when taking standardized reading and math tests, and by economically disadvantaged students and participation in Advanced Placement test scores.