More Gwinnett County schools earn top marks on state rating system

In this Aug. 10, 2015, photo, busses arrive on the first day back at school at Baguette Elementary School in Lawrenceville. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

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In this Aug. 10, 2015, photo, busses arrive on the first day back at school at Baguette Elementary School in Lawrenceville. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

A higher percentage of Gwinnett County schools scored excellent on an annual report that measures the “climate” of each school.

The state’s STAR climate ratings measure the learning environment in each school. They’re derived from a variety of sources, including surveys of parents and school staff and discipline and attendance data. A five is excellent, four is above average, three is average, two is below satisfactory and one is unsatisfactory.

In Gwinnett, 46 schools received a five for 2016. In 2015, 37 Gwinnett schools got a five. Just one school, Gwinnett Intervention Education Center (GIVE) West, received a one.

Statewide, the plurality of schools received a four.

Go to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ultimate School Guide to see how Gwinnett schools fare in a variety of categories.