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Gwinnett County Public Schools SAT scores top state, national averages


Gwinnett County Public Schools students are outperforming their peers in Georgia and across the nation when it comes to SAT scores, the district announced this week, and the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology has the highest mean SAT score in the state for the fourth straight year.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools Teacher of the Year semifinalists named


On Friday Gwinnett County Public Schools announced the 25 semifinalists who will be considered for the district's Teacher of the Year honor.

The group includes 11 elementary, six middle and eight high school teachers who were selected from the initial list of 141 local school Teachers of the Year who were nominated by their colleagues at their local schools. On Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m., GCPS will host a celebration honoring this year’s finalists and naming the top teacher in Gwinnett County.

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8 Gwinnett elementary schools named ‘Literacy Leaders’ by Georgia Department of Education


The Georgia Department of Education has recognized eight Gwinnett elementary schools for helping students improve their reading.

The eight schools honored are:

• Anderson-Livsey Elementary School (Growth)

• Craig Elementary School (Achievement)

• Gwin Oaks Elementary School (Achievement)

• Ivy Creek Elementary School (Achievement)

• Level Creek Elementary School (Achievement)

• Roberts Elementary School (Achievement)

• Simpson Elementary School (Achievement)

• Trip Elementary School (Achievement)

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Gwinnett Superintendent Calvin Watts highlights graduation rate goals, safety plans during State of the Schools Address


Gwinnett County Public Schools is still a little ways off from reaching its goal of having a 90% graduation rate by the summer of 2027, but Superintendent Calvin Watts told business leaders on Wednesday the district is making progress.

Watts delivered his annual State of the Schools Address to the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta in unincorporated Duluth. The address is a yearly tradition established by Watts' predecessor, former Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks.

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8 Georgia Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools For 2023


Harris Elementary School and Pharr Elementary School have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023.

Eight schools in Georgia were among about 350 nationwide named Tuesday as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023 by the U.S. Department of Education.

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GCPS Foundation teams up with community organizations to provide essential services to Gwinnett families in need


The Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation recently teamed up with Hope thru Soap, the NFL Alumni Association, and Community Organized Relief Effort to provide essential services to Gwinnett families in need.

The joint event, which took place at Norcross High School, provided more than 300 students, families, and community members with free haircuts, mobile showers, a warm meal, a food pantry, clothing giveaways, and free school supplies. Members of the NFL Alumni Association volunteered their time to sign autographs and give away nearly 500 pairs of socks, while CORE offered free vaccines and booster shots.

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