About Us

  • Gwinnett County Public Schools, located in the metro Atlanta area, is the largest school system in Georgia, and continues to grow. As a school system of choice, the finest teachers, involved parents, and supportive community are key elements in the district’s quest to become a system of world-class schools. In 2022-23, the school district is serving 182,865 students. Approximately one of every five Gwinnett County residents is a GCPS student.

    2022-23 GCPS by the Numbers information boxes


    Helping Students Achieve

    Gwinnett County Public Schools provides a quality and effective education for all students by focusing on its core business of teaching and learning. Since its inception in 1996, GCPS’ AKS standards has reflected the collective wisdom of thousands of educators and community members who worked together to determine what students need to know and be able to do in order to be successful at the next grade level and in the future.

    A Bright Future Ahead

    Our mission is to pursue excellence in academic knowledge, skills, and behavior for each student, resulting in measured improvement against local, national, and world-class standards. Our vision is to become a system of world-class schools where students acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in college and careers. Click here to learn more about the Blueprint for the Future, which serves as a guide for decision-making and planning within the school district.

    Our Schools

    Our 142 schools and support facilities are safe, attractive and energy-efficient. The district and community strive to ensure they're well-equipped, well-maintained, and are an environment where teaching and learning thrive. In fact, our Blueprint for the Future includes components that focus on students, school climate, and operations, spotlighting our work to provide safe, secure, and flexible learning environments, to offer a welcoming environment for all stakeholders, and to cultivate a culture of success. As GCPS serves students, it looks beyond today’s classroom to provide learning environments for tomorrow’s students.

    Gwinnett County Public Schools is a shining example of what is right in public education. From our hard-working, high-achieving students and our committed, caring staff members to our award-winning schools, we have much to celebrate! Here are just a few of our most recent honors... the list goes on and on! Please click here to download the 2022-23 GCPS By the Numbers fact sheet.

  • Award-Winning District State and national kudos for recruitment reporting, web marketing, bus safety, procurement practices, financial reporting, and communications. Recognized as one of the best communities in the country for music education and a CyberStart District of Distinction.
  • GCPS is the largest employer in Gwinnett County and 4th largest in metro Atlanta The district is known as one of the best employers in the county, region, and state, and has earned recognition as a top employer by Forbes magazine.
  • Transportation Information GCPS is the third largest transporter of students in the country.
  • GCPS has 19 nationally certified Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs across career areas Our Career and Technical Education students have the option to pursue 61 Career Pathways that lead to high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand careers. In 2021-22, CTE students earned 5,755 certifications as part of their coursework, or at the end of their pathway. CTE students earned 4,984 Career Ready Diploma Seals to signal that they are prepared to participate in the workforce. GCPS' 1,248 Work-Based Learning participants earned $3.0 million, earning while learning, through 323,339 hours of career-relevant experiences.
  • Award-Winning Schools National counseling recognitions for 34 schools... Five Distinguished Schools and six Reward Schools among Georgia's top Title I schools... 23 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools... 11 state-certified STEM/STEAM schools and programs, with others pursuing certification, and all schools offering STEM/STEAM instruction... 2 Creative School Arts Integration School of Excellence Award winners... A Georgia Military Flagship School... 18 Common Sense Media Schools promoting digital citizenship.
  • Outstanding Students 21 Georgia Scholars, 91 students selected for the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program, 33 QuestBridge honorees, 1 Gates Scholar, 1 Coca-Cola Scholar, 1 Cooke Scholar, 7 Posse Scholars, 2 Amazon Future Engineers, 9 service academy appointments, more than $185.7 million in scholarships (not including HOPE and National Merit awards), and hundreds of other awards for the Class of 2022... 15 state championships in 2021–22, including adapted sports and eSports, plus kudos for sportsmanship.
  • Excellent Employees Gwinnett staff members are leaders in their profession, earning U.S., state, and metro recognition for innovative teaching, learning impact, media services, school nutrition, photography, and instruction in math and science, foreign language, fine arts, business, marketing, and computer science... SROs and a bus driver were honored for crisis responses... GCPS is home to a winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, a finalist for national Counselor of the Year, runner-up for Georgia’s Teacher of the Year, 1st runner-up for Georgia’s top counseling honor, and one of the state’s most influential Latino community members.