The new school year starts on Aug. 6 for students in Gwinnett County.
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Your guide to the 2018-2019 Gwinnett County school year

Students in Gwinnett have just one more week of summer fun.

The 2018-2019 school year starts on Monday, Aug. 6. 

Gwinnett County School Calendar:

  • First day of school: Aug. 6
  • Fall Break: Oct. 4-5
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 19-23
  • Winter Break: Dec. 21 - Jan. 2
  • Spring Break: April 1-5
  • Last day of school: May 22

Enrollment Information: Gwinnett County student enrollment information

Bus Routes: Gwinnett County school bus stop information

MORE: Georgia Milestones results for Gwinett County schools


Number of Schools:

The district has more than 179,350 students and more than 22,000 teachers and employees.

  • 22 high schools
  • 29 middle schools
  • 80 elementary schools
  • 13 special schools

Demographics: 

  • White: 22.9 percent
  • Black: 31.9 percent
  • Hispanic: 30.5 percent
  • Asian: 10.6 percent
  • Other: 3.9 percent

School menus:

Information about Gwinnett County schools breakfast and lunch menus can be found on the district’s website.

Gwinnett County School leadership:

Gwinnett County has a five-member board, with Alvin Wilbanks serving as superintendent. If interested in attending a board meeting, information can be found on the board’s meeting schedule.

Other info:

Graduation rate: 80.9 percent

School tax millage rate (2018): 19.25 mills

Budget (2018): $2 billion


You can find information about your school, such as test scores, graduation rates and school climate rating at the Ultimate Atlanta School Guide.


In other back-to-school news:

Clark Howard answers questions about everything from school uniform bargains to college loan payments before the new school year begins.

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