January 2012: 50 Best High Schools

The 50 Best Public High Schools
Our annual guide to the best high schools in Atlanta, including our ranking of the top fifty public schools, plus more rankings of the schools based on various variables, such as SAT scores and graduation rates.

Our ranking of the fifty best public high schools · Donald Young excels at tennis again · The sucesses and failures of our “giving meters” · Animals gone wild in our backyards · MODA’s new shop from Switch · The Little Tart sweetens Grant Park · Madeira at H&F Bottle Shop · Chunky knit sweaters · Khristian Howell’s prints

Food Fight

What’s keeping local produce out of school cafeterias?

By Deborah Geering

A group of South Georgia farmers is rolling the dice on a crop straight out of the Bible-olive trees. Will gourmet olive oil be far behind?

By Jim Auchmutey
> GALLERY: The olive farms in action

Augustus Monroe figured he’d drop dead long before he’d need a nursing home. A decade later, his son considers the weighty financial and emotional costs that come with a parent’s immortality.

By Doug Monroe
> EXTRA ESSAY: Monroe’s 2002 essay on putting his parents into assisted living

Style Southern Proper brings style to Dixie gentleman
Home Huff Harrington opens a home boutique
Fitness Curling takes hold
Workout A la carte classes and yoga cards
Culture The evolution of the Girl Scouts
> EXTRA ARTICLE: Profile of a super Scout

Books An interview with Jimmy Carter on his new book