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College Choices 101

Knowledge is power. You’ve probably heard that a million times, right? The more you know, the further you go. If you’re a high school student, maybe you always knew that your education wouldn’t end at high school. If you’re a parent, maybe you always assumed your child would go...

Infographic: GCPS Fast Facts and Honors

Financially Sound FY2019 Budget: $2.193 billion On average, the cost of educating one child in Gwinnett is $9,463 per year. The direct costs of instruction account for 70.8% of that amount. Putting it in perspective, of the state’s 10 largest school systems, GCPS had the 2nd lowest per-pupil expenditure in FY2017...

Congratulations GCPS Teachers of the Year!

  2018 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year Dr. Doug Doblar Head Elementary School ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 2018 Elementary School Teacher of the Year Dr. Doug Doblar Head Elementary School Alcova Elementary School Jason Bishop Alford Elementary School Kelli O’Loughlin Anderson-Livsey Elementary School Jessica Askew Annistown Elementary School Vilmerlly Cosme Arcado Elementary School Nicole Trimble Baggett Elementary School Tracey Gatling* Baldwin Elementary School Courtlyn J. Harrison Beaver Ridge Elementary School Hilda Hernandez Benefield...

A ‘Promising’ New School Year

J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO / Superintendent Gwinnett County Public Schools As Gwinnett County Public Schools prepares to welcome over 180,000 students and close to 12,000 teachers on August 6th, we also reflect with pride on the highlights of the past year. Here are but a few examples. We began 2017-2018 on an...

GCPS Ranks In Forbes’ Best Employers List

District is one of a handful of K-12 school districts to make the list.

Looking Ahead to all the ‘Lasts’

Next school year will be my last year at Peachtree Ridge. As I look ahead to next year, I can't wait for my classes, my extracurriculars, and most importantly college decisions. Next year, I will be in six AP classes, nine clubs, and three internships. Many people view that...

Connecting Classroom Curriculum with the ‘Outside’ World

Shannon Costello is one of the two AP Psychology Teachers at Peachtree Ridge High school and has been at the school since 2005. Originally from the Midwest, Mrs. Costello was born, raised and educated in Illinois and Indiana. After working both in the marketplace and education in Illinois, Mrs....

Digital Learning Day

Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student's learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed...

My Gwinnett Favorite: Duluth Ice Forum

Gwinnett Magazine interns share what makes their personal “Best of Gwinnett” list – from Alice Ao, Peachtree Ridge High School It's a chilly day in Duluth, Georgia as clouds and light fog envelop the skies. While most people are retreating into the warmth of their heated homes, others are flocking...

Peachtree Ridge Honor Society Hosts Book Drive

At Peachtree Ridge High School, National English Honor Society (NEHS) has a unique tradition: the annual book drive, an initiative started in 2015 by Shreya Pabbaraju. The goal of the book drive is to collect new or gently used books to donate to Better World Books. The books are...
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College Choices 101

Knowledge is power. You’ve probably heard that a million times, right? The more you know, the further you go. If you’re a high school student, maybe you always knew that your education wouldn’t end at high school. If you’re a parent, maybe you always assumed your child would go...

Infographic: GCPS Fast Facts and Honors

Financially Sound FY2019 Budget: $2.193 billion On average, the cost of educating one child in Gwinnett is $9,463 per year. The direct costs of instruction account for 70.8% of that amount. Putting it in perspective, of the state’s 10 largest school systems, GCPS had the 2nd lowest per-pupil expenditure in FY2017...

Congratulations GCPS Teachers of the Year!

  2018 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year Dr. Doug Doblar Head Elementary School ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 2018 Elementary School Teacher of the Year Dr. Doug Doblar Head Elementary School Alcova Elementary School Jason Bishop Alford Elementary School Kelli O’Loughlin Anderson-Livsey Elementary School Jessica Askew Annistown Elementary School Vilmerlly Cosme Arcado Elementary School Nicole Trimble Baggett Elementary School Tracey Gatling* Baldwin Elementary School Courtlyn J. Harrison Beaver Ridge Elementary School Hilda Hernandez Benefield...

A ‘Promising’ New School Year

J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO / Superintendent Gwinnett County Public Schools As Gwinnett County Public Schools prepares to welcome over 180,000 students and close to 12,000 teachers on August 6th, we also reflect with pride on the highlights of the past year. Here are but a few examples. We began 2017-2018 on an...

GCPS Ranks In Forbes’ Best Employers List

District is one of a handful of K-12 school districts to make the list.

Looking Ahead to all the ‘Lasts’

Next school year will be my last year at Peachtree Ridge. As I look ahead to next year, I can't wait for my classes, my extracurriculars, and most importantly college decisions. Next year, I will be in six AP classes, nine clubs, and three internships. Many people view that...

Connecting Classroom Curriculum with the ‘Outside’ World

Shannon Costello is one of the two AP Psychology Teachers at Peachtree Ridge High school and has been at the school since 2005. Originally from the Midwest, Mrs. Costello was born, raised and educated in Illinois and Indiana. After working both in the marketplace and education in Illinois, Mrs....

Digital Learning Day

Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student's learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed...

My Gwinnett Favorite: Duluth Ice Forum

Gwinnett Magazine interns share what makes their personal “Best of Gwinnett” list – from Alice Ao, Peachtree Ridge High School It's a chilly day in Duluth, Georgia as clouds and light fog envelop the skies. While most people are retreating into the warmth of their heated homes, others are flocking...

Peachtree Ridge Honor Society Hosts Book Drive

At Peachtree Ridge High School, National English Honor Society (NEHS) has a unique tradition: the annual book drive, an initiative started in 2015 by Shreya Pabbaraju. The goal of the book drive is to collect new or gently used books to donate to Better World Books. The books are...