Gwinnett County Public Schools


Local educators honored as Teachers of the Year

The first step of the district's search for its 2015-16 Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) Teacher of the Year (TOTY) is complete and 134 local school Teachers of the Year have been designated as tops in their schools. Learn more

Grand Opening for JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett

On August 27, Gwinnett County Public Schools and Junior Achievement held a grand opening ceremony for the new JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett. Beginning in September, Gwinnett 6th and 8th graders will experience the Center, participating in an interactive marketplace representative of the local business community, including financial services, government, telecommunications, utilities, manufacturing, and more. Learn more about the centers and how to volunteer!

E-SPLOST on the Nov. 3 ballot

On Nov. 3, Gwinnett County voters will be asked to extend the special purpose local option sales tax for education (E-SPLOST). Over the years, the E-SPLOST has funded educational capital projects that have benefited all students in Gwinnett County. It is important for Gwinnett citizens to be aware of the E-SPLOST and the district's plan for meeting the classroom and technology needs of Gwinnett's growing student enrollment.  Learn more

GCPS receives Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

The Purchasing and Property Management Department for GCPS was recently awarded the 2015 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Award. The judging criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, eProcurement, productivity, and leadership attributes of the procurement function. Gwinnett County Public Schools is one of only 25 school districts in the United States to receive the award.

Check out the new format for GCPS' digital magazine, Communiqué!

Now its 36th year, Communiqué is changing to better meet the needs of our families. Rather than producing a flip-magazine each semester, as we have in the past, we'll be posting digital content on a more regular basis. You can expect to see feature stories from our local schools, videos from around the district, photo galleries of school activities and events, calendar items, and Bulletin Board shorts. So check it out and come back on a regular basis to keep up with what's new in your schools. Learn more

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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 Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). Learn more.

Volunteer at the JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett

The new Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center at Gwinnett is open for business! Staffed by JA volunteers—including parents and community members— the center will provide 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 e-mail to

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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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