Gwinnett County Public Schools


Graduation schedule for the Class of 2015


May is a busy time and an exciting time for Gwinnett seniors and their families. Click here for the graduation schedule for Gwinnett high schools.

Georgia Milestones testing in April/May

This spring, Gwinnett students and others across the state will take the new Georgia Milestones assessments. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an End of Grade (EOG) assessment in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. There also will be end-of-course assessments for eight high school courses. Click here to read more about Georgia Milestones in GCPS and here for the Georgia Department of Education's website to learn more about these new state assessments. For GCPS promotion requirements, click here.

GCPS' commitment to music education among top in nation

GCPS is one of 388 school districts in the nation and one of six in Georgia recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by The NAMM Foundation. The recognition applauds the school system's unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive music education for all students. In Gwinnett, approximately 142,000 students are participating in music education courses and programs this school year. Click here for more about this award and music education in GCPS.

School district budget process underway

The district’s conservative approach to budgeting has helped the district achieve balanced budgets in the past and has positioned GCPS well for this coming year. While there are still challenges—growth in student enrollment and increases in employee benefit costs—an increase in state funding and slight growth in the property tax digest means GCPS will be able to balance its budget and also provide well-deserved raises for its employees. Click here to learn more about the proposed FY2016 Budget. Photo credit: James Kegley for the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

The future is bright for Career and Technical Education students

Career and Technical Education in GCPS prepares high school students for postsecondary education and the demands of the 21st century economy. All courses provide an environment where students can learn the relevance of combining technical skills with academic knowledge. The school district recently highlighted the work of 24 high school students during the 2015 Career and Technical Education Student of the Year awards recognition program.

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Two-Time Winner of The Broad Prize

Broad Prize Foundation

GCPS has been a finalist for the prestigious Broad Prize three times (2009, 2010, and 2014) and is now a two-time winner (2010 and 2014). Gwinnett is the only previous winner to be named a finalist in its first year of eligibility. The system's combined Broad Prize winnings total $1.75 million in college scholarships for Gwinnett students. 

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GCPS Initiatives

GCPS InitiativesGCPS is focused on four major initiatives… initiatives connected to our core business of teaching and learning and to our vision of becoming a system of world- class schools. We encourage you to learn more about these initiatives

The AKS: The Core of Teaching and Learning in GCPS

Annually, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) reviews its Academic Knowledge and Skills (AkS) curriculum. Through this process, GCPS has aligned the AKS to the state-adopted Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS). Learn more.

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Envisioning A System of World-Class Schools

Gwinnett County citizens highly value the important role education plays in building a thriving, global community and strongly support the school system’s pursuit of excellence. The finest teachers in the profession, involved parents, and a supportive community are key elements in the district’s quest to become a system of world-class schools. Learn more

A Message From J. Alvin Wilbanks, Superintendent

J. Alvin WilbanksGwinnett County Public Schools’ vision is to become a system of world-class schools, and our mission is to pursue excellence for each student. Our relentless focus on the vision and mission has led our school district to make great strides… however, there is still much to do. Learn more

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