Gwinnett County Public Schools

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Gwinnett County Public Schools
Gcps logo.jpg
Address
437 Old Peachtree Road Northwest
Suwanee, Georgia, Gwinnett County 30024-2978
United States
Coordinates 34°00′06″N 84°04′23″W / 34.001575°N 84.073184°W / 34.001575; -84.073184Coordinates: 34°00′06″N 84°04′23″W / 34.001575°N 84.073184°W / 34.001575; -84.073184[1]
Information
Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks
Faculty 23,300[2]
Grades Pre-school12
Enrollment 178,811[3]
Accreditations Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Budget $2.092 billion[2]
Telephone (678) 301-6000
Website

Gwinnett County Public Schools is a school district operating in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. GCPS is the largest school system in Georgia,[4] with 143 schools and an estimated enrollment of 180,000 students[3] for the 2017-2018 year. GCPS is estimated to be the 14th largest school district in the U.S.[5] The district has its headquarters in an unincorporated area near Suwanee.[6]

GCPS was the winner of the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education.[7][8] In 2014, GCPS was nominated for the Broad Prize for Urban Education once again, the first school district to have won the Broad Prize before and be nominated again in its first year eligible to win the prize.

Schools[edit]

The district's schools are grouped into 19 geographical attendance zones referred to as "clusters." Each cluster includes one high school, for which it is named.[4]

Archer cluster[edit]

Berkmar cluster[edit]

Brookwood cluster[edit]

Central Gwinnett cluster[edit]

  • Jenkins Elementary School
  • Lawrenceville Elementary School
  • Simonton Elementary School
  • Winn Holt Elementary School
  • Jordan Middle School
  • Moore Middle School
  • Central Gwinnett High School

Collins Hill cluster[edit]

Dacula cluster[edit]

  • Alcova Elementary School
  • Dacula Elementary School
  • Mulberry Elementary School
  • Dacula Middle School
  • Dacula High School

Discovery cluster[edit]

  • Alford Elementary School
  • Baggett Elementary School
  • Benefield Elementary School
  • Cedar Hill Elementary School
  • Richards Middle School
  • Discovery High School

Duluth cluster[edit]

Grayson cluster[edit]

  • Grayson Elementary School
  • Pharr Elementary School
  • Starling Elementary School
  • Trip Elementary School
  • Bay Creek Middle School
  • Couch Middle School
  • Grayson High School

Lanier cluster[edit]

Meadowcreek cluster[edit]

  • Ferguson Elementary School
  • Graves Elementary School
  • Lilburn Elementary School
  • Meadowcreek Elementary School
  • Nesbit Elementary School
  • Rockbridge Elementary School
  • Lilburn Middle School
  • Louise Radloff Middle School

Mill Creek cluster[edit]

Mountain View cluster[edit]

Norcross cluster[edit]

  • Baldwin Elementary School
  • Beaver Ridge Elementary School
  • Norcross Elementary School
  • Peachtree Elementary School
  • Simpson Elementary School
  • Stripling Elementary School
  • Pinckneyville Middle School
  • Summerour Middle School
  • Norcross High School

North Gwinnett cluster[edit]

Parkview cluster[edit]

  • Arcado Elementary School
  • Camp Creek Elementary School
  • Knight Elementary School
  • Mountain Park Elementary School
  • Trickum Middle School
  • Parkview High School

Peachtree Ridge cluster[edit]

  • Burnette Elementary School
  • Mason Elementary School
  • Jackson Elementary School
  • Parsons Elementary School
  • Hull Middle School
  • Northbrook Middle School
  • Peachtree Ridge High School

Shiloh cluster[edit]

  • Anderson-Livsey Elementary School
  • Annistown Elementary School
  • Centerville Elementary School
  • Partee Elementary School
  • Shiloh Elementary School
  • Shiloh Middle School
  • Shiloh High School

South Gwinnett cluster[edit]

Other programs[edit]

Several schools and programs operate outside of the clusters to serve specific student needs. These include the following:

Safety and Security[edit]

The district operates a school police department with full police powers under Georgia law. The department consists of 74 Police Officer Standards and Training certified (P.O.S.T.) armed officers, five full-time office staff members, eight dispatchers, and 24 non-police crossing guards.

The department is divided into three zones: North (including Dacula, Collins Hill, GIVE East, GIVE West, Lanier, Mill Creek, Mountain View, and North Gwinnett), South (including Archer, Brookwood, Central Gwinnett, Discovery, Grayson, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett) and West (including Berkmar, Duluth, Meadowcreek, Norcross, Parkview, and Peachtree Ridge).

The officers are responsible for mentoring, counseling, education, and event security in addition to their normal duties as school security officers.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Free US Geocoder". Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  2. ^ a b http://publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps/wcm/connect/280e3b29-ecd3-4750-819c-9c919b704d10/2017-18-Calendar-Fast-Facts-SEC.pdf?MOD=AJPERES
  3. ^ a b http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/gwinnett-schools-enrollment-hits-students/article_0a4f3ebe-8662-5632-925f-8e082f00ae6d.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce website, accessed August 26, 2011
  5. ^ Gwinnett County Public Schools, Ga.; District Profile, Broad Prize website, accessed August 26, 2011
  6. ^ "GCPS Home." Gwinnett County Public Schools. Retrieved on February 23, 2010.[not in citation given]
  7. ^ 2010 Broad Prize Winner; Gwinnett County Public Schools, Georgia, Broad Prize website, accessed August 26, 2011
  8. ^ 2010 Broad Prize Awarded to Gwinnett County Public Schools; Georgia District Wins $1 Million in Scholarships, Four Finalists Each Win $250,000, Gwinnett County Public Schools website, accessed August 26, 2011
  9. ^ "Safety and Security | GCPS". publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us. Retrieved 2017-09-05. 

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