Education

GCPS back to school facts

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There is no higher priority for Gwinnett County residents than education, beginning with our "K through 12" schools. It”s the unified effort of administrators, teachers, parents, students and the business community that has earned Gwinnett a deserved reputation of educational excellence.

Educating Gwinnett primary and secondary students is no small feat. Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school system in the state and Gwinnett County”s largest employer. Also serving Gwinnett County students are Buford city schools and a host of private schools. Gwinnett Magazine”s special education issue provides you the latest news across the board, including school calendars, building plans and enrollment projections.

From kindergarten to high school, here”s a small sampling of what to expect when the bell rings on the coming school year.

GCPS back to school facts student enrollment

Gwinnett County Public Schools” student enrollment topped the 159,000-mark this school year. For the coming year, system planners anticipate the school system”s biggest cluster to be Mill Creek, followed by Berkmar. Both clusters are projected to each serve more than 13,000 students. Based on enrollment, Shiloh is the county”s smallest cluster of schools.

The system”s enrollment continues to grow by more than 7,000 students a year. By the 2011-2012 school year, GCPS anticipates having a student enrollment of more than 180,000 students.

5- Year Forecast

  2007-2008
159,258
  2008-2009
165,482
  2009-2010
170,941
  2010-2011
176,122
  2011-2012
180,883

facilities

GCPS has 110 facilities for 2007-2008, including 66 elementary schools, 20 middle schools, 17 high schools and seven other educational facilities.

Additions completed in 2007

  Parkview HS