Education

_DSC2000Gwinnett County’s education is a top priority for parents, employers and elected officials and offers some of the highest-ranking public and private schools -- from elementary grades to the university level -- in the Southeast and the nation. As a community, we want businesses to be able to find qualified employees among our residents, and we want jobs available for our students upon their graduation or award of qualification within their chosen fields.

Gwinnett County students continue to post Georgia’s highest test scores and graduation rates and abundant school choices include magnet schools, parochial schools, private academies and a growing home-school movement.

In higher education, Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta are home to 57 public and private institutions of higher education, which enroll over 250,000 students in fields of study ranging from biological sciences and engineering to business and health professions.

Each May and December, newly educated workers enter the job market from these educational institutions, filling Gwinnett with some of the most educated and talented employees in the nation.

Technical Colleges

Gwinnett County Colleges & Universities (Not a complete list)

Public Schools (k-12)

Private Schools

Accolades

•#4 Best High School in the Country: The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, U.S. News and World Report, 2015
•#1 High School in Georgia: The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, U.S. News and World Report, 2015
•2010 and 2014 Broad Prize, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Awarded annually by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to the large urban school district that demonstrates the strongest student achievement and improvement while narrowing achievement gaps between income and ethnic groups.
•National Counselor of the Year honor for STEM leadership, Gwinnett County Public Schools, 2014
•Named most ethnically diverse college in the Southern region: Georgia Gwinnett College, U.S. News and World Report College Compass, 2014
•Ranked as top 100 producer of computer science grads: Gwinnett Technical College, Community College magazine, 2014
•2014 recipient of the CREATE Community Award for innovative and creative efforts to improve the community through educational excellence, Gwinnett County Public Schools Fire’s F.A.C.T. Program