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27 county schools honored

LAWRENCEVILLE - Twenty-seven Gwinnett County schools were recognized Monday by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement.

The state honored 317 Georgia schools that had the highest percentage of students meeting and exceeding academic standards. Schools were also recognized that had the greatest gains in student achievement. In each of the categories, there were four award levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

"We salute the students and staff of the schools recognized by the state, taking pride in their gains and exceptional performance," said Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks. "At the same time, we also need to acknowledge the overall gains made by schools throughout Gwinnett."

Honored schools will receive banners and certificates under the Single Statewide Accountability System.