Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology finished third out of more than 21,000 public high schools nationwide.
One of the best schools in the nation is right in our own backyard. The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Lawrenceville was ranked the third best public high school in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Only the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, TX and BASIS Tuscon in Tuscon, AZ ranked higher. U.S. News and World Report used three factors to determine the rankings. First, analysts looked at how well students at the schools performed statewide. Second, if less advantaged students (defined as black, Hispanic and low-income) performed better than their peers in the state. And finally, the school’s college readiness index based on Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data. Like the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The school will draw from the Berkmar and Central Gwinnett Clusters to help relieve the overcrowded high schools. A new elementary school and a new middle school were also approved.
In March, Gwinnett County School Board approved construction for a new high school in Lawrenceville. The high school will be located at 1335 Old Norcross Rd, right next to Benefield Elementary School. A red sign in front of the building reads “Bridgestone Center,” the name given to it by its’ previous life as a storage facility for Bridgestone Tires. However, the name will most likely change before classes start in 2015. “We will obviously make modifications for the facility to serve as a school,” said Jorge Quintana of Gwinnett County Public Schools. “This is something we've done before at Radloff Middle, Phoenix High, and most recently Lanier High.” The new high school will relieve the overcrowded campuses of Central Gwinnett High …
Friday, March 22, 2013
In a unanimous vote, the Gwinnett County school board approved a $63.5 million contract that will bring another high school to Lawrenceville.
Gwinnett County school board members voted unanimously Thursday to begin construction on a high school that is expected to relieve pressure within the Berkmar and Central Gwinnett clusters. In its vote, the school board approved a $63.5 million contract with Gainesville-based Carroll Daniel Construction Co. The company's bid is about $600,000 less than the next lowest bidder, according to the district. The school will be built at 1335 Old Norcross Road in Lawrenceville, and it will be the district's 20th high school. The new high school will be located next to Benefield Elementary School. It will have a capacity of about 1,800 students. Those students will come from Berkmar High School, which has a population of about 3,000 students, and …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here are the top performers from the Black Knights' Homecoming game against state ranked Parkview.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Samir Ramic's field goal lifts the Black Knights to a 30-27 win.
Eman Westmoreland was crowned king twice Friday night during Central Gwinnett's Homecoming football game against Parkview at home in Lawrenceville. At halftime, the talented quarterback was named Homecoming King. By the end of the evening he was king of the gridiron after leading the Black Knights to a 30-27 three-overtime win over the Panthers, who entered the game state-ranked and in first place in Region 8-AAAAAA. Parkview is now 6-2, 5-1 in region play. Central is 4-4, 2-4. The winning points came on Samir Ramic's 35-yard field goal in the third overtime period — Ramic's third of the game and second in OT — but it was Westmoreland who proved to be the weapon sixth-ranked Parkview couldn't stop. Using mostly quick throws to his …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Did your team win this weekend?
Gwinnett Football Scores Friday, Oct. 19 Idle: Peachtree Ridge, Dacula, Greater Atlanta Christian See also: Football Scoreboard, Oct. 12 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 5 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 28 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 21 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 14 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 7 Football Scoreboard, Aug. 31 This report is based on direct reports from Patch editors, contributors and social media feeds. Some scores this week were attained from the Gainesville Times and the Georgia High School Football Historians Association.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The 2012 graduating class is the largest ever in Gwinnett County.
Monday, May 21, 2012
In Gwinnett County, 9,843 students are expected to graduate from the county's 21 public high schools. This year's graduating class, described as the largest ever according to Gwinnett County Public Schools, was also an accomplished according to CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks. “As a community, we can be proud of these students and what they have achieved during their academic careers," Wilbanks said in a released statement. "We are especially pleased with the number of Gwinnett graduates who earned their place among the country’s most prestigious academic ranks, including 10 National Merit Scholars (and there may be more), 15 National Achievement Scholars, and 26 Georgia Scholars. Full-tuition grants were awarded to 11 Gates …
Friday, January 27, 2012
So far seven football players from Central Gwinnett and three from Archer are expected to commit to colleges on National Signing Day.
On Wednesday, February 1st, student athletes will nationwide will commit to colleges and their football programs on National Signing Day. This is the first day the NCAA allows high school seniors to sign a a binding National Letter of Intent. As of Friday, ten students at Lawrenceville schools are expected to sign on the line. They are as follows: Central Gwinnett Francis Kallon, Georgia Tech George Morris, Syracuse University Malachi Jones, Appalachian State Aaron Taylor, Ball State Daniel Louis, Chattahoochee Tech Josh Marshall, Chattahoochee Tech Louis McGee, Morehouse Archer Jermaine Morris, Georgia Southern University Derrick Parker, Coffeyville Community College Jarvis Holley, Coffeyville Community College Click the links on …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Westmoreland, Morris key in 54-14 victory for Central Gwinnett.
Coming into the season, Central Gwinnett knew they would be an improved team with hopes of making the playoffs. But playing their cross-town rival Mountain View was no easy task. Central defeated the Bears last year and Mountain View had revenge on their mind. But just 1:58 into the game George Morris scored from a yard out and the Knights went on to a 54-14 shellacking. Morris scored four touchdowns in the victory as Central built a 20-0 lead after the first period. Morris' first score came as Central drove the length of the field and he plunged in from a yard out. The Bears drove to midfield but after a sack pushed them back to the 34 yard line, Justin Brownlee scooped up a blocked punt by Francis Kallon and rumbled in for the score. The…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Many high school seniors are not going to college and don't have a plan B.
This is such an exciting time of year! Not only is summer about to be in full swing, but children (young and old) are graduating from school. From elementary school to college, everyone is celebrating the completion of another milestone. High school seniors across Lawrenceville are eagerly awaiting that great day of independence. Although many seniors have plans on attending college in the fall, there are some who have no plans at all. What does a parent do when their 18-year-old child has absolutely no plans and no job? It's obvious they won't have enough money to move out. And in this economy where will they work? It's bitter sweet to have such a grand celebration only for a sad reality to hit the next day. I don't believe any high …