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Georgia Department of Education honors Gwinnett schools for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

October 19, 2023

     Nearly two dozen Gwinnett County public schools have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for their Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs for the 2022- 2023 school year. PBIS is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety, and support improved academic outcomes. It guides the selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based behavioral practices for improving student behavior outcomes. PBIS encourages positive behaviors with recognition for those students who exhibit appropriate school conduct.


      The following 20 schools were recognized by the state as “Distinguished” for their implementation of PBIS.

    • Alcova ES
    • Anderson-Livsey ES
    • Archer HS
    • Baggett ES
    • Bay Creek MS
    • Beaver Ridge ES
    • Brookwood ES
    • Couch MS
    • Duncan Creek ES
    • Five Forks MS
    • Grayson ES
    • Harmony ES
    • Hopkins ES
    • Kanoheda ES
    • Lilburn ES
    • Lovin ES
    • Meadowcreek ES
    • Pharr ES
    • Sugar Hill ES
    • Trickum MS


       Schools earning the Distinguished designation are eligible for:

    • Letter of recognition from State Superintendent Richard Woods
    • Signed certificate of recognition from Superintendent Woods
    • Five bonus points recommended for School Climate Star Rating
    • Listed on the GaDOE-PBIS webpage as an active PBIS school
    • Eligible to serve as a demonstration site for schools or dignitaries
    • May be invited to present at state conferences and webinars


      The following 48 Gwinnett schools earned recognition as Operational Schools.

Elementary Schools (28)

    • Benefield ES
    • Berkeley Lake ES
    • Bethesda ES
    • Britt ES
    • Centerville ES
    • Corley ES
    • Craig ES
    • Ferguson ES
    • Fort Daniel ES
    • Freeman's Mill ES
    • Gwin Oaks ES
    • Harris ES
    • Ivy Creek ES
    • Jackson ES
    • Jenkins ES
    • Lawrenceville ES
    • Magill ES
    • Mason ES
    • Minor ES
    • Mountain Park ES
    • Mulberry ES
    • Nesbit ES
    • Norton ES
    • Patrick ES
    • Peachtree ES
    • Starling ES
    • Stripling ES
    • Winn Holt ES


Middle Schools (9)

    • Berkmar MS
    • Creekland MS
    • Dacula MS
    • Duluth MS
    • Jones MS
    • Jordan MS
    • Moore MS
    • Radloff MS
    • Summerour MS


High School (10)

    • Berkmar HS
    • Brookwood HS
    • Central Gwinnett HS
    • Dacula HS
    • Discovery HS
    • Grayson HS
    • Mill Creek HS
    • Mountain View HS
    • Parkview HS
    • Shiloh HS


Other Schools (1)

    • GIVE East


The GaDOE recognizes schools for supporting a positive school climate each year by implementing the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. The purpose of the recognition system is to identify schools that exemplify best practices in the implementation of PBIS.

PBIS supports schools, districts, and states to build systems capacity for implementing a multi-tiered approach to social, emotional, and behavioral support. PBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More than 1,400 Georgia schools and 27,000 nationwide have been trained in PBIS.