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 In addition, we team with Gwinnett Medical Center to educate and improve the health of Gwinnett County. Learn more
GCPS salutes 522 retirees in 2018
In this special edition of Education Briefs, Gwinnett County Public Schools extends its thanks to 522 retirees for their contributions across the district. From classrooms and offices to cafeterias and buses these individuals have made a difference in GCPS and in the lives of our students.
GCPS accepting applications for GEMS Oversight Committee
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is inviting parents, community members, and school district employees to apply for the GEMS Oversight Committee, a group of community and school system representatives charged with the annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. Completed applications should be returned by Aug. 24, 2018. Learn more
GCPS ranks in the top 200 of Forbes’ “Best Employers” list
Georgia’s largest school district is one of a handful of K-12 school districts to make the Forbes “Best Employer” list. Coming in at #178, GCPS has more than 23,000 employees, making it the largest employer in Gwinnett County and one of the largest employers in Georgia. Proud to say we are the biggest and the “best!” Learn more
2018 Graduation schedule, a salute to the Class of 2018... and Congratulations to GCPS' Valedictorians!
The Class of 2018 will cross the stage as the 2018 graduation schedule begins for GCPS' 22 high schools. Check out this special edition of Communiqué which showcases our seniors.. and congratulations to the 2018 GCPS Valedictorians!
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The 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 VolunteerGwinnett@georgia.ja.org.
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
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
- Lanier HS recognized as Green Ribbon School
- GCPS applauds National Merit Scholars
- Creekland, Dacula MS, and Discovery HS new leaders
- GCPS students shine in national PTA honors
- Collins Hill HS senior earns national honor
- Special Education job fair set for May 30
- GCPS applauds Class of 2018 Gates Scholars
- GCPS student productions earn national nominations
Shahzeb is the Promise of Gwinnett Today
"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
Gwinnett 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