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Study: Forsyth County Schools top public school district in state
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Students walk the halls at Lakeside Middle School on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. - photo by Bradley Wiseman

Forsyth County Schools received more fodder for bragging rights.

The school system was named the top public school district in the state, and second-best overall, by Niche.com.

The education and real estate analysis site uses a combination of surveys from parents, student and teachers, as well as test scores and data from the schools and the U.S. Department of Education to determine its rankings.

Forsyth County Schools got high marks for academics, administration, college prep, clubs and activities, health and safety, teachers and sports.

The school system had eight elementary schools ranked in the top 10 in the state, as well as eight middle schools and two high schools.

Settles Bridge was ranked No. 2 among public elementary schools, followed by Johns Creek (No. 3), Big Creek (No. 4), Brookwood (No. 5), Shiloh Point (No. 6), Daves Creek (No. 7), Whitlow (No. 9) and Sharon (No. 10).

Riverwatch was ranked No. 2 among public middle schools, followed by South Forsyth (No. 3), Piney Grove (No. 4), Lakeside (No. 5), Vickery Creek (No. 6), Otwell (No. 7), North Forsyth (No. 9) and Liberty (No. 10).

Lambert was ranked No. 7 among public high schools, followed by South Forsyth at No. 8.

Buford City Schools was the top overall district in Georgia.

Meanwhile, Pinecrest Academy was ranked the No. 2 Catholic high school in Georgia with high marks in academics and college prep.