Thirty-one students in the district earned the perfect score of 350 on the Georgia High School Writing Test exam.
This fall, 1,947 students took the two-hour test, which all students must pass to earn a regular education diploma.
Etowah High School had the most with 12 students, while Woodstock High had seven, and Creekview High and Sequoyah High each had six.
The district doesn't keep records of perfect scores from year-to-year, according to Mike McGowan, district director of public information, communications and partnerships.
While students in this group polled by the Tribune said they felt they were good writers, many were taken aback when they saw their results.
"I was more pleased than surprised," said Richard Richardson III, 16, son of Richard and Brenda Richardson of Free Home. "I just did the best I could on it."
Richard, a junior at Creekview said he's always loved to write, and the material he learned in ninth and 10th grade at Creekview helped him solidify his skills.
Creekview senior Heaven Treadwell said she actually didn't believe she did so well on the exam.
Heaven, 16, daughter of Tina Lewis of Ball Ground, said she puts a lot of time and work into her writing, which she thought hurt her chances on the test. The senior student said she likes to write fiction, horror and science-fiction short stories.
Creekview junior Anna Reyes said she didn't expect to finish with a perfect score on the exam.
The 16-year-old daughter of Bernie and Marjorie Ramos of Macedonia said she took too much time on her introduction, which she thought hampered her performance.
Anna, who plans to go to college and major in mathematics, said she often writes poetry "when she feels like it's poetry time."
Sequoyah High junior Julia Repisky credited her teachers with helping her master writing.
The 17-year-old daughter of Margaret Repisky of Woodstock said her teachers' advice about using formats other than the basic five-part essay helped her organize her ideas in a clearer manner.
Julia, who wants to study either English, creative writing or journalism in college, is a member of the school writing club and passed on a piece of advice for students who want to improve in the subject.
"Reading helps expand your vocabulary," she said. "Use specific examples, and write what you feel, not what you think they want to hear."
Creekview High junior Kaitlyn Callahan agreed with Julia's take on writing. The 17-year-old daughter of Brent and Deanna Callahan of Hickory Flat and Chip and Caprice Page of Ball Ground added that writing what you feel will have a stronger impact on readers.
Kaitlyn has been writing since she was a student at Hickory Flat Elementary, where she would often enter the PTA Reflections literary contests. She also was a frequent contestant in the Young Author's Fair writing competition.
For Robert Waller, his confidence about the exam paid off for him.
The Creekview junior said he felt he did well on the exam, but not because he's a good writer.
"I really liked the topic, and I had background knowledge about it," he said of the funding of space exploration topic given to him.
The 17-year-old son of Dale and Judy Waller of Canton said he's always been a decent writer, but in high school, he's learned different writing styles and how to use statistics in his writing to improve the quality.
Robert, who's a member of the Air Force Junior ROTC, the robotics and aeronautics team at the school, said students should not shy away from what they feel when it comes to writing.
"Don't be afraid to leave anything out," he said. "Write from your heart."