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Gwinnett County Public Schools


January is National Mentoring Month

Did you know kids in quality mentoring relationships are more likely to do better in school and have aspirations to go to college? Make the decision to be someone a young person knows they can turn to in real life. Learn more about Gwinnett's Community-Based Mentoring Program.

Starling ES wins Superintendent's Cup

GCPS recently recognized more than 300 teachers who had perfect attendance last school year and the schools that had the highest attendance rates. Starling ES received the highest honor-- the Superintendent's Cup-- for having the overall highest attendance rate for 2015-16. Congrats to these teachers! Their consistent presence in the classroom is a foundational premise to student success. They deliver on The Promise of Gwinnett every day, making a difference in the lives of students!

Rock Springs ES' McFarland named 2017 Gwinnett TOTY

An elementary teacher who says teaching students with severe and profound intellectual disabilities was her “calling” has been named the 2017 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY). During the annual Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year banquet, Gwinnett County Public Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks announced Jamie Lynn McFarland of Rock Springs Elementary School as the recipient of the school system’s highest teaching honor. Learn more

'Promising' writing sends students to state contest

A celebration of “promising” writing here in Gwinnett will send 13 entries to the state’s Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing contest this spring. In the district’s YGA competition this fall, grade-level winners were selected from among nearly 300 submitted entries from 83 schools across the county. Find more about the winning students in this news release, and read excerpts of their work on the GCPS website. Thanks to the GCPS Foundation for providing prizes to the district winners.

Get ready to Branch Out this school year!

Help your student Branch Out! academically. Students who opt in to the  Branch Out! program have full access to the print and digital resources of the county library system. Families can register for the program by completing a permission form. Once accounts are activated, students can use their GCPS student ID number and a PIN for access to the library system’s print collection, research materials, digital resources, audio books, and more!

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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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Citlali 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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