12 Gwinnett schools recognized for closing gap on achievement

LAWRENCEVILLE - Twelve Gwinnett County schools have been recognized nationally for significantly narrowing the student achievement gap between higher and lower performing student groups during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 school years, school system officials announced Friday.

An evaluation performed by Standard & Poor's School Evaluation services found that nine elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school have reduced the gap in at least one of three categories.

The following schools are recognized for closing the achievement gap between economically disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students: Centerville Elementary, Chattahoochee Elementary, Dacula Elementary, B.B. Harris Elementary, McKendree Elementary, Rebecca Minor Elementary, Shiloh Elementary, K.E. Taylor Elementary, Alton C. Crews Middle and Peachtree Ridge High schools.

Peachtree Elementary School has been recognized for closing the gap between Hispanic and white students.

J.E. Richards Middle School has been recognized for closing the gap between black and white students.