Gwinnett County Accolades

Education

  • #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
  • 2010 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.
  • 17 Gwinnett high schools make The Washington Post’s High School Challenge rankings, 2011

Sustainability

  • Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) named one of only 14 school districts nationwide with the inaugural U.S. DOE’s District Sustainability Award, 2013
  • 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 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