Several Gwinnett County Public Schools were recently recognized by the Georgia Department of Education for proficiency in PBIS programs. CONTRIBUTED

Gwinnett schools honored for positive student behavior

More than a half dozen Gwinnett County public schools have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education for their Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports programs.

PBIS guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based behavioral practices for improving behavior outcomes for all students. It encourages positive behaviors with recognition for those students who exhibited appropriate school conduct.

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The following schools were recognized by the state as “Distinguished” for their implementation of PBIS. 

· Brookwood Elementary 

· Lawrenceville Elementary 

· Lilburn Elementary 

· Peachtree Elementary 

· Duluth Middle 

· Sweetwater Middle 

· The BRIDGE at Buice Center, supported by North Metro Georgia Network for Educational & Therapeutic Supports  

Gwinnett schools made up nearly half of the 16 schools in the state that earned the designation. Schools earning the Distinguished designation are eligible for: 

 · Letter of recognition from State Superintendent Richard Woods 

 · Signed certificate of recognition from Superintendent Woods 

 · 5 bonus points recommended for School Climate Star Rating 

 · Listed on the GaDOE-PBIS webpage as an active PBIS school 

 · Eligible to serve as a demonstration site for schools or dignitaries 

 · May be invited to present at state conferences and webinars 

  The following 41 Gwinnett schools earned recognition as Operational Schools. 

 Elementary Schools 

 Alcova Elementary 

 Annistown Elementary 

 Baggett Elementary 

 Beaver Ridge Elementary 

 Berkeley Lake Elementary 

 Bethesda Elementary 

 Britt Elementary 

 Camp Creek Elementary 

 Corley Elementary 

 Duncan Creek Elementary 

 Graves Elementary 

 Grayson Elementary 

 Gwin Oaks Elementary 

 Harmony Elementary 

 Jackson Elementary 

 Kanoheda Elementary 

 Lovin Elementary 

 Mason Elementary 

 McKendree Elementary 

 Meadowcreek Elementary 

 Mulberry Elementary 

 Norton Elementary 

 Pharr Elementary 

 Starling Elementary 

 Sugar Hill Elementary 

 Winn Holt Elementary 

Middle Schools

Couch Middle 

Grace Snell Middle 

Jones Middle 

Lilburn Middle 

Moore Middle 

Pinckneyville Middle 

Shiloh Middle 

Snellville Middle 

Summerour Middle 

High Schools

Berkmar High 

Dacula High 

Grayson High 

Meadowcreek High 

Mill Creek High 

Other Schools

GIVE Center West 

Each year, the GaDOE recognizes schools and programs that have created and maintained a positive school climate through the implementation of PBIS.

PBIS supports schools, districts, and states to build systems capacity for implementing a multi-tiered approach to social, emotional, and behavior support. PBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More than 1,200 Georgia schools and 27,000 nationwide have been trained in PBIS.

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