Gwinnett County Public Schools announced Friday, May 13, that the school system has retained its accreditation through Cognia, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools and districts. 

The results of a five-year system accreditation engagement review were shared during a special called meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Education. 

“After a detailed evaluation process, Gwinnett County Public Schools is proud to have maintained its accreditation status from Cognia in this most recent five-year review, and we will focus on those areas that were noted as improving, not yet impacting, by Cognia standards,” said Superintendent Dr. Calvin J. Watts. “This review is timely as we finalize our strategic plan, Blueprint for the Future, which will address the recommendations from Cognia’s review team. 

A second report from Cognia was also released that summarizes the findings of a March Monitoring Review of the district’s progress toward addressing Cognia Performance Standards, Improvement Priorities, Directives and Recommendations from a special review held in June 2021.

“We are committed to improving and sustaining high-quality student learning, while improving effectiveness and efficiency throughout our district,” Watts said. “Though we are not perfect, this report provides evidence that we are making perfect progress.”

The report from the five-year review can be viewed online here, and the report from the special review held in June 2021 can be read here

A recording of the Board of Education meeting can be viewed here.

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