GCPS is the Nation’s Advanced Placement District of the Year
Congratulations were in order for Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students and teachers early in the New Year. On February 21, the College Board named GCPS the “Advanced Placement District of the Year Among Large School Districts!” This prestigious recognition celebrates our schools’ success in expanding student access to... Read more
GCPS Principal finalist for Georgia Principal of the Year Award
The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals announced this year’s Principal of the Year Finalists, who included GCPS principal Dr. Tommy Welch.  The finalists are: Dara Bennett—Pierce County HS. Pierce County Dr. Tommy Welch—Meadowcreek HS, Gwinnett County Dr. Sean Kelly–Chapel Hill HS, Douglas County Dr. Tiffany Taylor,–Carver Road MS,... Read more
New Schools Reflect the Promise of Gwinnett
The Promise of Gwinnett, the theme of our 2016-17 civic engagement campaign, reflects the promise found in every Gwinnett County Public Schools student, and the promise we make to provide them with the highest-quality education possible. It’s a theme that is apparent in almost every activity underway in the... Read more
The Best of the Best
It’s no secret that Gwinnett County is home to some of the state’s top players. We have budding college players and future NFL stars scattered throughout the county. Our high school football track record speaks for itself. Gwinnett has won eight state championships since 2000 and has produced numerous... Read more
Principals named for Britt, McKendree, and Pharr elementary schools; Anderson to lead Division of Human Resources and Talent Management
At a special called meeting on Thursday, November 10, the Gwinnett County Board of Education named three principals and the new leader for one of the district’s six divisions. Dr. Linda Anderson, currently an Assistant Superintendent for School Improvement and Operations for Elementary Schools, will become the new Associate... Read more
2017 Teacher of the Year: Jamie Lynn McFarland
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... Read more
GCPS Students Advance in State Writing Contest
The literary work of 13 Gwinnett students has been selected to advance to the state’s Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing contest. Locally, this year’s contest, using the theme “Promise of Gwinnett” produced more entries than ever before— 293 entries from 83 schools. Contestants wrote about “Promise,” explaining how they... Read more
GCPS News You Can Use Nov. 21–Dec. 4, 2016
SPOTLIGHT Shiloh Middle School students and community leaders made the school’s first Impact Day a tremendous success. Keene Walker, of Dare 2 Care, LLC, led groups of boys in an engaging presentation that touched on knowing your audience, goal setting, and respect. The girls breakout sessions focused on unleashing... Read more
Gwinnett Picks Finalists for Teacher of the Year
Six Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) teachers have been announced as this year’s finalists for the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) title. The finalists for the 2017 honor are Brittany Mayweather of Mulberry Elementary School, Jamie Lynn McFarland of Rock Springs Elementary School, Brian Sinyard of Chattahoochee... Read more
Our Promise: A Quality and Effective Education for Every Student, Every Day
Teaching and learning, with an emphasis on learning… that’s the core business of Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), the largest district in Georgia and 13th largest in the United States. Our vision is to be “a system of world-class schools.” Pursuit of that vision has resulted in GCPS earning... Read more