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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Gwinnett County Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Suwanee, GA. It has 179,758 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Gwinnett County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1170
12,314 responses
Average ACT
26
4,596 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
179,758
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,484
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,413/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$67,769
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,203
National
$949
Median Home Value
$200,400
National
$184,700

Gwinnett County Public Schools Reviews

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I think that Gwinnett County Public Schools are exceptional. Some of my favorite things include the diversity, the teachers, and the programs. My school specifically had a lot of diversity, which allowed me to learn the different cultures of everyone and make a wide range of friends. The teachers were always very kind and always stayed after to help students that needed it. Some programs I attended were Spire, theatre, and pole-vaulting, which made high-school a great experience. The safety in the county was impeccable, here were police officers that always made the school overall more secure, not to mention the kindness’s all of them had in daily conversation. I also appreciated that Gwinnett County kept students safe during inclement weather by allowing students to have digital learning days. Gwinnett County has given me so many opportunities for my future and has helped me achieve attending college this fall. Gwinnett County Public Schools are amazing!
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I transferred to Gwinnett County Public School Systems (GCPS) about halfway through my freshman year. And truthfully, it was the best decision that my parents could have ever made! GCPS is a school system like none other. They value their students and staff, and that is definitely reflected on a day to day basis. One thing that I admire most about GCPS is the overall academic unity. If i were to transfer to another GCPS school right now, taking the same classes, I would be right on track. We're all learning the same things at the same time. I also love the sense of community that GCPS holds.
I pride myself in being a GCPS student, that title holds a lot of weight.
Everyday, I am reminded of how blessed I am to be attending school in such an amazing county, and for that I am forever grateful.
I've been in the Gwinnett County Public Schools system my entire life, and have gone thru different school district, so my experience reflects on the county as a whole. Within every school there are some teachers who evidently care about the students' education while others couldn't really care. I feel the teachers who care outweigh those who don't, and help provide better education to students in areas with disproportionately higher drop out rates. These rates have decreased throughout the years and that is a reflection of the efforts of staff and students to increase graduation rates in minority areas. There has been reports of problematic administration who are prejudiced against minority students and see them as a waste, but that doesn't reflect the entire administration as a whole. Overall, I feel GCPS cares about the students' education and wants to see them prosper.