The largest school system in Georgia is Gwinnett County Public Schools. The school system is serving more than 180,000 students this year. More than 12,900 students graduated in the class of 2019 while about 82% shared plans to continue their education. Students were offered more than $203.6 million in academic, athletic, and military scholarships.
Gwinnett’s 2018 average composite score on the SAT is 53 points above the national average and 48 points above the Georgia average while. Gwinnett’s 2018 ACT average tops the national and state averages.
GCPS is not only the largest employer in Gwinnett County, with over 23,000 employees, but is one of the largest employers in all of Georgia. GCPS has also been recognized as one of the best employers in the nation and has earned a nod as the best employer for women in Georgia according to Forbes magazine for two consecutive years.
There are 143 schools in the Gwinnett County Public School System in 2017-2018, including 80 elementary schools, 29 middle schools, 23 high schools, and 11 special schools - Buice Center, GIVE East High School, GIVE East Middle School, GIVE West High School, GIVE West Middle School, Gwinnett Online Campus, International Transition Center, Maxwell High School of Technology, New Life Academy of Excellence, North Metro Academy of Performing Arts, and Oakland Meadow School.
The Transportation Department operates more than 1900 school buses, transporting more than 133,660 students twice a day. GCPS is the third-largest transporter of students in the country.
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is a premier school system. It is a Three-time finalist for The Broad Prize for Urban Education (2009, 2010, and 2014) and two-time winner (2010 and 2014), designating GCPS is one of the nation's top urban school districts.