Georgia Department of Education named six Gwinnett County public schools as 2020-21 “Reward Schools”

Amy Cheribelle

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA- Georgia Department of Education or GaDOE has named Six Gwinnett County public schools as 2020-21 “Reward Schools”. This reward is Title I schools making the most progress in enhancing student performance.

The six schools are Baggett Elementary School, Corley Elementary School, Lawrenceville Elementary School, Lilburn Elementary School, Peachtree Elementary School, and Sweetwater Middle School.

In addition, this award is among the five percent of Title I schools in the nation that is making the most progress in enhancing the performance of all students for the last two years on the nationwide assessments.

In 2021, there are 157 schools in 77 school districts that are earned this award.

“While we are focused on ensuring all schools have the support and resources they need to continuously improve, it is incredibly important that we also recognize and celebrate when schools are doing well. I wish to congratulate the staff and students of this year's Reward Schools – during a time of challenges, they have worked hard and they have succeeded," said State School Superintendent, Richard Woods.

Aside from six schools in Gwinnett County, there are several schools in other counties that were received 2020-21 “Reward Schools” such as Bolton Academy, Garden Hills Elementary School, Hutchinson Elementary School from Atlanta Public Schools.

Meanwhile, five Gwinnett County public schools received 2020-21 Title I “Distinguished Schools.” This award reflects those Title I schools that have the highest performance on assessments conducted in the spring of 2019.

The five schools are Berkeley Lake Elementary School, Harris Elementary School, Knight Elementary School, McKendree Elementary School, Partee Elementary School.

The complete list of schools that received 2020-21 “Reward Schools” can be found here

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