Gwinnett County Public Schools

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Gwinnett County Public School District
Gwinnett County Public Schools logo.jpg
437 Old Peachtree Road NW
, Georgia, 30024-2978
United States
Coordinates34°00′07″N 84°04′23″W / 34.002°N 84.073°W / 34.002; -84.073Coordinates: 34°00′07″N 84°04′23″W / 34.002°N 84.073°W / 34.002; -84.073[1]
District information
SuperintendentDr. Calvin Watts
Accreditation(s)Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Georgia Accrediting Commission
NCES District ID1302550[2]
Students and staff
Students177,401 (2020–2021)[2]
Teachers11,361.30 (FTE)[2]
Student–teacher ratio15.61[2]
Other information

The Gwinnett County Public School District is a school district operating in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. GCPS is the largest school system in Georgia,[3] with over 120 school buildings and an estimated enrollment of over 188,000 students[4] 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][failed verification]

Niche rates GCPS as A+ and within the top 25 school systems in Georgia.[7] In addition, GCPS have not only served as a model for the state but for the entire nation as recently twice, in 2010 and 2014, winning the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education for being the top urban school district in the nation. 2014 was the last year the prize was awarded, GCPS was one of only two school districts to win the prize twice, and GCPS was the first district to have won the prize before and win it again in its first year of eligibility to again win the prize.[8][9][10]


The district's schools are grouped into 19 geographical attendance zones referred to as "clusters." Each cluster includes at least one high school, for which it is named.[3]

Archer cluster[edit]

  • Cooper Elementary School
  • Harbins Elementary School
  • Lovin Elementary School
  • McConnell Middle School
  • Archer High School

Berkmar cluster[edit]

  • Bethesda Elementary School
  • Corley Elementary School
  • Hopkins Elementary School
  • Kanoheda Elementary School
  • Minor Elementary School
  • Berkmar Middle School
  • Sweetwater Middle School
  • Berkmar High School

Brookwood cluster[edit]

  • Brookwood Elementary School
  • Craig Elementary School
  • Gwin Oaks Elementary School
  • Head Elementary School
  • CrewsMS Crews Middle School
  • Five Forks Middle School
  • Brookwood High School

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]

  • McKendree Elementary School
  • Rock Springs Elementary School
  • Taylor Elementary School
  • Walnut Grove Elementary School
  • Creekland Middle School
  • Collins Hill High School

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]

  • Berkeley Lake Elementary School
  • Chattahoochee Elementary School
  • Chesney Elementary School
  • Harris Elementary School
  • Coleman Middle School
  • Duluth Middle School
  • Duluth High School

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]

  • Sugar Hill Elementary School
  • Sycamore Elementary School SycamoreES]
  • White Oak Elementary School
  • Lanier Middle School
  • Lanier High School

Meadowcreek cluster[edit]

  • Ferguson Elementary School
  • Graves Elementary School
  • Lilburn Elementary School
  • McClure Health Science High School
  • Meadowcreek Elementary School
  • Nesbit Elementary School
  • Rockbridge Elementary School
  • Lilburn Middle School
  • Radloff Middle School]
  • Meadowcreek High School

Mill Creek cluster[edit]

  • Duncan Creek Elementary School
  • Fort Daniel Elementary School
  • Puckett's Mill Elementary School
  • Osborne Middle School
  • Mill Creek High School

Mountain View cluster[edit]

  • Dyer Elementary School
  • Freeman's Mill Elementary School
  • Woodward Mill Elementary School
  • Twin Rivers Middle School
  • Mountain View High School

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
  • Paul Duke STEM High School

North Gwinnett cluster[edit]

  • Level Creek Elementary School
  • Riverside Elementary School
  • Roberts Elementary School
  • Suwanee Elementary School
  • North Gwinnett Middle School
  • North Gwinnett High School

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
  • Richard Hull Middle School
  • Northbrook Middle School
  • Peachtree Ridge High School

Seckinger cluster (2022–2023)[edit]

  • Harmony Elementary School
  • Ivy Creek Elementary School
  • Patrick Elementary School
  • Jones Middle School
  • Seckinger 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]

  • Britt Elementary School
  • Magill Elementary School
  • Norton Elementary School
  • Rosebud Elementary School
  • Grace Snell Middle School
  • Snellville Middle School
  • South Gwinnett High School

Other programs[edit]

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

  • GIVE Center East High School
  • GIVE Center East Middle School
  • GIVE Center West High School
  • GIVE Center West Middle School
  • Gwinnett Online Campus
  • International Transition Center
  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  • Maxwell High School of Technology
  • New Life Academy of Excellence Inc.
  • North Metro Academy of Performing Arts
  • Oakland Meadow School
  • Phoenix High School
  • The BRIDGE

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 four zones: North (including, Collins Hill, Discovery, GIVE East, Lanier, North Gwinnett, and Peachtree Ridge), South (including Brookwood, Grayson, Parkview, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett), East (including Archer, Central Gwinnett, Dacula, Mill Creek, and Mountain View), and West (including Berkmar, Duluth, GIVE West, Meadowcreek, and Norcross).[11]

The officers are responsible for mentoring, counseling, education, and event security in addition to their normal duties as school security officers.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Free US Geocoder". Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
  2. ^ a b c d "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Gwinnett County". Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  3. ^ a b Gwinnett County Public Schools Archived 2011-09-14 at the Wayback Machine, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce website, accessed August 26, 2011
  4. ^ "About". Gwinnett County Public Schools. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  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.
  7. ^ Belt, Deb (October 23, 2020). "Georgia's 35 Best School Districts 2021: New Rankings Released". Patch Media. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  8. ^ Downey, Maureen (September 22, 2014). "Gwinnett Public Schools wins Broad Prize again". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  9. ^ 2010 Broad Prize Winner; Gwinnett County Public Schools, Georgia, Broad Prize website, accessed August 26, 2011
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ "Student Safety and Wellness / School Resource Officers Program".
  12. ^ "Safety and Security | GCPS". Retrieved 2017-09-05.

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