Gwinnett County Accolades

Education

  • 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
  • #3 Besh High School in the Country: The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
    U.S. News and World Report, 2013
  • #2 Charter School in the Country: The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
    U.S. News and World Report, 2013
  • #1 High School in Georgia: The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
    U.S. News and World Report, 2013

Culture

  • Red Clay Music Foundry (City of Duluth) received the 2014 CREATE Community Award for its innovative and creative efforts to improve the community through Arts & Culture.

Sustainability

  • Gwinnett Public Schools recognized U.S. Dept. of Education with National Green Ribbon School Sustainability Award, 2013 & 2014
  • Gwinnett Technical College introduces Sustainable Urban Agriculture certificate program, 2014
  • Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, a nonprofit for sustainability, honored as one of the nation’s top recyclers for 2011 by Keep America Beautiful

Parks

  • Gwinnett Parks & Recreation named #1 park agency in the state of Georgia, 2014
  • Gwinnett Parks & Recreation named finalist for the National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the American Academy for Park and Creation Association and National Recreation and Park Association, 2014
  • Gwinnett Parks & Recreation named the #1 park agency in America, 2008
  • “Grand Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management” given by the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) and The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), 2008