About GCPS

About GCPS

Gwinnett County Public Schools, located in the metro Atlanta area, is the largest school system in Georgia and continues to grow. As a school system of choice, the finest teachers, involved parents, and a supportive community are key elements in the district's quest to become a system of world-class schools. In 2014-15, the school district is serving more than 173,000 students. One of every five Gwinnett County residents is a GCPS student.

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Award-winning

Over the years, GCPS, its programs, schools, leaders, educators, and support staff have earned honors too numerous to list, not to mention the thousands of awards, championships, and recognitions earned by GCPS students. Read news about GCPS

2010 and 2014 Winner of the
Broad Prize for Urban Education
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Helping students achieve

Gwinnett County Public Schools provides a quality and effective education for all students by focusing on its core business of teaching and learning. Since its inception in 1996, GCPS’ AKS curriculum has reflected the collective wisdom of thousands of educators and community members who worked together to determine what students need to know and be able to do in order to be successful at the next grade level and in the future. 

A bright future ahead

Our mission is to pursue excellence in academic knowledge, skills, and behavior for each student, resulting in measured improvement against local, national, and world-class standards.

Our vision is to become a system of world-class schools where students acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful as they continue their education at the postsecondary level and/or enter the workforce.

The Strategic Priorities reflect the district’s ongoing commitment to excellence. They outline the qualities and characteristics our stakeholders believe are desirable for 10 major components of the school district.

Read about our Strategic Direction

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First-in-Class to World-Class

Gwinnett County covers an area of over 432 square miles. The school system operates 134 schools in 18 clusters spread across the county. Click here to view a list of all schools.

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