Thursday, May 23, 2013
The school system currently lists over 100 openings for various jobs including paraprofessionals, principals, assistant principals and counselors.
School may be out for Gwinnett County students, but hiring in the district continues throughout the summer and beyond. Here are a number of positions the district has open, as of May 23: To see all the positions GCPS has open, click here for the district's employment website.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Georgia Department of Education released the 2012 graduation rates on May 21, 2013. Gwinnett County Public Schools's rate increased more than three percentage points.
Gwinnett County's graduation rate increased more than three percentage points -- from 67.56 in 2011 to 70.98 percent in 2012, according to data released this week from the state Department of Education. In comparison, state averages increased from 67.44 percent in 2011 to 69.72 percent in 2012. In both years, Gwinnett County beat the state average. -- See the chart below for graduation rates for individual high schools in Gwinnett County. -- This marks the second year that Georgia has used an adjusted cohort rate to determine graduation rates. Currently, the state uses a four-year method, which tracks the number of students who graduate in that time frame. It also includes adjustments for student transfers. The calculation is based on …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Peachtree Corners school is one of 11 Gwinnett public schools that is listed among the top performers category.
A number of schools within Gwinnett County Public Schools are in the state's top 25 for the eighth-grade writing test. When comparing the percentage of students scoring in the "exceeds" category, 11 schools landed in the state's top 25 performers, according to a press release Gwinnett County school officials. With 33.4 percent of students exceeding standards, Osborne Middle School in Hoschton was the highest-ranking school in the state. Twin Rivers Middle School in Buford has the next highest ranking in Gwinnett County. About 25 percent of its students exceeded standards. The Gwinnett County middle schools in the top 25 in the state are: See also: Gwinnett Middle School Students Score Well on State Writing Test Keep up with what's …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The two Gwinnett County schools were ranked 8th and 9th respectively in the report. Science and Technology is ranked No. 3 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
For Peachtree Corners residents whose children attend Norcross or Duluth high school, take note; they attend schools ranked among the top 10 in the state. There are nine such high schools in Gwinnett County Public Schools, according to the recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The data was released April 23. The Gwinnett County schools ranked are: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology: Norcross High School: Duluth High School: Parkview High School: Peachtree Ridge High School: Berkmar High School: Meadowcreek High School: Shiloh High School: South Gwinnett High School: Want more information? Learn how U.S. News calculated the Best High Schools rankings by clicking here. You might also be interested in reading:
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Gwinnett County's school board has approved amendments to a state contract. Now, the district must submit this request to the state Board of Education.
The Gwinnett County school board voted unanimously Thursday to amend a state education contract that gives the district more flexibility to increase student performance. Known as IE2, the "Investing in Educational Excellence" partnership requires schools to meet annual performance targets throughout a five-year period, but gives flexibility in accomplishing those goals. In 2009, the state approved Gwinnett County's IE2 plan, which uses integrated courses, among other things to reach targets. Since then a few things have changed, including the addition of more than a dozen new schools and the use of end-of-course tests for high schools. Now, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) wants to add those 16 new schools and the use of end-of-…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Gwinnett County parents interested in the online learning option for their students have until May 3 to register for the upcoming school year.
Friday, April 19
(From Gwinnett County Public Schools) Gwinnett County parents interested in the online learning option for their students have additional time this spring to register for the 2013-2014 school year. A spring registration period for Gwinnett County Online Campus (GOC) began Monday, April 15, and closes on May 3. Gwinnett County's full-time, online learning option will expand next school year and serve students in grades 4-12. Because Gwinnett Online Campus is a system charter school, enrollment is open to all current school-aged children who reside in Gwinnett County. The school opened in 2011 as a full-time high school (Grades 9-12) and extended its reach in 2012 to offer middle school students (Grades 6-8) the opportunity to attend the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Gwinnett County public school students officially have spring break April 8 - 12, but the CRCT is just around the corner.
Tuesday, April 9
Gwinnett County Public Schools will be on spring break beginning April 8, with students and teachers returning on April 15. But, don't let all that fun go to your children's heads. One week after returning from vacation, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) are administered to Gwinnett County students. Those tests run April 22-26. Advanced Placement tests, as well as course final exams are not too far behind in May. And, you know what that means: Graduation is just around the corner. If you want to help your children sprint toward the finish line, yes, by all means, have fun on spring break. (You can let us know what fun things you have planned in the comment section.) However, be ready to get them immediately back into the …
Friday, April 5, 2013
An online survey on the three initiatives is available throughout the month of April.
In recent area school board meetings, district officials highlighted three school initiatives that they want the public's input on. Click this link to be taken to the survey. It is estimated to take about 10 minutes. The initiatives, presented by Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, include: Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) Curriculum: These are standards for academic excellence. This year, the AKS is aligned with the state-adopted Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in mathematics (K-9), language arts (K-12), and literacy standards in science, social studies, and technical education for middle and high school students. Officials say benefits of aligning the two methods include: helping provide consistent expectations across states, …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
District officials project they will need to hire about 250 special education teachers for the 2013-2014 school year.
Gwinnett County Public Schools is in great need of special education teachers, and the district is hosting a job fair to attract eligible candidates. The job fair is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on April 20 at the district headquarters, located at 437 Old Peachtree Road, Building 200. Interviews are by invitation only, and potential candidates may request to attend. Job fair requests will be accepted until all interview spaces are filled. After submitting a request, candidates selected to attend will receive a separate email confirming his or her invitation to attend. Applicants must then complete registration before attending. No walk-up registrations will be considered. The district plans to hire approximately 575 teachers to start in …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The big day for rising Peachtree Corners kindergarteners is near. Here's a recap of what parents and guardians need to know.
The countdown to kindergarten registration in Peachtree Corners has begun. In Gwinnett County Public Schools, parents may register their rising kindergarteners on May 2. Registration times may vary, so be sure to call the local school before arriving. (Click here for numbers to all elementary schools.) Most children living in Peachtree Corners will attend one of the following county public elementary schools: Berkeley Lake, Peachtree or Simpson. Here's a quick rundown of what parents and guardians need to know: 1. What is the cutoff date for children to be eligible for kindergarten? Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2013. This is a state law. 2. Who can register children? Only parents and guardians can register …