Gwinnett school tops state academic rankings

The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology had the best score of any Georgia public school on an annual statewide rating of each school’s academic performance that was released Tuesday.

The school, located in Lawrenceville, received at 108.4 rating on the state’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The index rates how students fare on standardized tests, closing the achievement gap for at-risk groups and other factors.

Gwinnett’s schools had an average score of 80.5, five points above the statewide average of 75.5.

To see how a particular school fared on the ratings, click here.

Among Gwinnett’s elementary schools, Simpson had the best score, at 98.3. North Gwinnett had the best score among middle schools, with 93.2.

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The North Metro Academy of Performing Arts, a charter school, had the lowest score among Gwinnett’s elementary schools, at 44.6. The Gwinnett InterVention Education (GIVE) East, an alternative school, had the lowest score among the school district’s middle schools, with a rating of 24.9. GIVE West, also an alternative school, had the lowest score among Gwinnett’s high schools, at 36.9.

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