Gwinnett schools honored for positive student behavior

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

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

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.