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GCPS named a College Board Advanced Placement® District of the Year

Gwinnett County Public Schools was named District of the Year among large school districts — serving 50,000 or more students — in expanding access to Advanced Placement Program ® (AP®) courses while also improving AP Exam performance. GCPS was one of 433 school districts placed on this year's AP District Honor Roll. From this list, three AP Districts of the Year were selected based on three academic years of AP data. Learn more about the AP District of the Year honor.

J. Alvin Wilbanks recognized with National Literacy Leadership Award

CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, standing with Cora Baker, left, and Hope Griffin, both of Benefield ES, is this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Literacy Leadership Award presented by the Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders. This prestigious national award is given to individuals not trained in Reading Recovery who have displayed a strong commitment to expand and maintain its high standards, and who have made significant contributions to implementation beyond the local level. Photo credit: Randy DePuy.

Congratulations to Dr. Tommy Welch of Meadowcreek High School!

Dr. Tommy Welch of Meadowcreek HS is Georgia’s 2018 Principal of the Year, the state’s highest honor for school leaders. This recognition program is sponsored by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals. Dr. Welch will represent the state in national competition. Check out Dr. Welch's honor in this video and learn more about recent staff recognition in Communiqué.

Congratulations to Puckett's Mill Elementary School's Sparrow-bots!

Puckett’s Mill Elementary School’s robotics team, called the Sparrow-bots, is headed to the FIRST LEGO League World Championship in Houston, Texas, in April. Learn more about this team of talented 4th and 5th grade students.

Save the date... GCPS Job Fair

Saturday, March 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center

Registration is now open. Once an applicant is registered, interviews will be extended based upon file completion and review.


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Give to the Foundation that gives back to education

GCPS Foundation logo Did you know that the GCPS Foundation has awarded scholarships to almost 600 graduating seniors and has distributed more than 1,000 mini-grants to teachers to support local school projects? These are just a few examples of how the Foundation enriches and enhances education by providing resources that support teachers and learners. Learn more

Volunteer at the JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett

Junior Achievement Discovery Center at Gwinnett pictureThe new Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center at Gwinnett is open for business! Staffed by JA volunteers—including parents and community members— the center provides hands-on experiences in financial literacy for more than 27,000 GCPS middle schoolers this year. Trained JA volunteers are critical to the success of this program. Share this opportunity with friends and family or consider volunteering yourself. Questions about volunteering at the JA center? Send an email to

Two-Time Winner of The Broad Prize

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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. Learn more

GCPS Initiatives

GCPS Strategic 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

  • Leadership Development
  • Compensation and Evaluation Systems
  • Transforming Teaching and Learning for Increased Student Achievement
  • Raising Achievement... Closing the Achievement Gap

The AKS: The Core of Teaching and Learning in GCPS

Academic Knowledge and Skills logoAnnually, 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 Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).  Learn more

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Kevin is the Promise of Gwinnett Today

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"The Promise of Gwinnett” campaign is a means of focusing attention on the importance of public education, the role it plays in our nation, and the outstanding schools found right here in Gwinnett County. In addition the campaign focuses on the accomplishments of our students and the promise they hold for a bright future.  Visit the Promise of Gwinnett

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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