Honors

  • Award-Winning District

    • #10 on Forbes’ list of Best Employers for Women 2019
    • Recognized by the RAND Corporation for boosting student achievement by improving principal effectiveness
    • One of the nation’s best counties for music education
    • Gwinnett’s School Board is the state’s 2018 Governance Team of the Year
    • Kudos for farm-to-school nutrition, recruitment, bus safety, procurement practices, and financial reporting
    • State and national communication awards, including EMMY and Telly awards
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  • ... and Schools

    • A National Blue Ribbon School
    • A National PTA School of Excellence
    • National counseling recognitions for schools
    • School recognitions for STEM, peer leadership, financial literacy, innovation, language instruction, and three honored media centers;
    • Eight state-certified STEM/STEAM schools and programs
    • 21 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools
    • 12 Reward Schools among Georgia’s top Title I schools
    • Kudos for 38 Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) schools and 31 Shape Honor Roll Schools (honored for creating a healthy school environment and culture of wellness)
    • 28 schools honored for Greatest Gains in academic performance and 17 schools recognized for Highest Performance
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  • Excellent Employees

    • Gwinnett educators are leaders in the profession. Our teachers have earned national recognition for innovative teaching in mathematics, music education, entrepreneurship, computer science, career and technical education, culinary arts, band direction, and advocacy in adapted sports, and international recognition for language instruction.
    • Georgia’s Principal of the Year and finalist for National Principal of the Year 
    • Georgia’s Counselor of the Year
    • On the state level, staff have earned recent honors in science, career and technical education, arts education, writing, counseling, advocacy, AP, library media services, and alternative education; two winners of Atlanta Families’ Awards and three AJC teaching winners
    • 23 nationally Board Certified teachers and more than 80 nationally certified counselors; national certification in athletic administration
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  • Outstanding Students

    • 11 state championships in 2018–19, kudos for sportsmanship and coaching, and a successful inaugural season of Girls Flag Football
    • 33 Georgia Scholars and a U.S. Presidential Scholar; 98 students selected for the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program
    • Student award winners in language arts, mathematics, science, history, writing, reading, literacy, problemsolving, engineering, poetry, leadership and community service, creativity, robotics, languages, physical fitness, technology, app development, visual and performing arts, JROTC, video production, entrepreneurship, business, marketing, culinary arts, law enforcement, health services, and sport stacking; perfect scores on national language exams Excellent Employees.
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