Thank you for your interest in Gwinnett County Public Schools – the largest school system in Georgia and the centerpiece of an outstanding community!
Within a day’s drive of the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains to the North and the pristine beaches of the barrier islands to the South, Gwinnett sits in the hub of progressive, dynamic Metro Atlanta. One of the fastest growing areas of the country, the Gwinnett County area attracts residents looking for abundant housing options, low cost of living, a vibrant business community and an outstanding, well-funded public education system.
New residents to Gwinnett will find something for every member of the family – from an award-winning public library system, access to four nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, availability of 70 well-maintained parks with endless tree lined walking trails, to Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, known as the busiest airport in the world. Yet, the living is easy, whether residents enjoy the outdoor concerts of Chastain Park, antique shopping in historic Savannah or rocking the hours away on a favorite front porch, Gwinnett County located in Metro Atlanta blends the best of old and new.
A diverse community, Gwinnett County Public Schools, is home to students who speak over 158 languages in addition to English. Diversity and achievement go hand in hand as the 162,000 students continue to post record achievement levels.
If you’re an outstanding, high-achieving professional who wants to feel needed and appreciated by the community, and believes every child, regardless of background, can learn, then Gwinnett County Public Schools is for you!
Learn more about the Gwinnett County Public Schools and some of the wonderful amenities available in and around the Gwinnett community.
Attendance zones for Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) are determined by geographic boundaries, called clusters. Within each cluster, there are three to six elementary schools, one or two middle schools, and one high school. Attendance lines drawn within the cluster’s boundaries determine which elementary or middle school in the cluster a student attends. Visit our schools for additional details.
GCPS recruits and participates in job fairs throughout the country. See the Job Fairs and Locations link for a full listing of upcoming fairs at which GCPS will be recruiting.
The Certification Center handles the licensing and certification needs of all teachers, paraprofessionals, leadership and service personnel. Everyone employed into a certificated position must obtain and maintain valid in-field Georgia certification. Generally, persons who are professionally certificated in other states can get conditional, reciprocal certification in Georgia. Please visit our Certification link for additional information concerning your certification needs.
The Georgia Teacher Alternative Preparation Program is designed to attract highly motivated professionals, from outside the teaching profession, who hold a Bachelor’s or higher degree in an appropriate field. Gwinnett County Public Schools participates in this state-approved teacher preparation route through its own Teach Gwinnett program.
Leadership Positions at GCPS
Information about Leadership Positions in GCPS and a link to more details about the Leadership position opportunities.
Critical Needs Teaching Positions at GCPS
Learn more about teaching careers in the critical needs areas in GCPS.
Speech Language Pathology
Substitute Teaching at GCPS
Information about how important Substitute Teachers are to GCPS and a link to more details about the Substitute hiring process.
Gwinnett County Public Schools invests in its most valuable resource, its people, through a competitive salary and benefits package. All GCPS employees participate in the Teacher Retirement System of Georgia or the Public School Employees Retirement System and receive an additional Board of Education contribution to the Gwinnett Retirement System (GRS), a contribution that can average an additional 5.25% of salary per year. GCPS employees do not contribute to Social Security. Experienced teachers are welcome in Gwinnett and granted up to 30 years experience credit, once verified. See details about salaries at GCPS in the Compensation Center.
As an employee in Gwinnett County Public Schools, you will be eligible for inclusion in a health insurance plan at very competitive rates. A dental and vision insurance plan is offered to employees, with the Board of Education paying half of the single rate. Your employment also entitles you to a fully paid life insurance policy and the option to purchase additional life insurance at a reasonable premium rate. Employees may purchase disability insurance, cancer insurance, automobile insurance, and homeowners insurance, as well. For more information, please visit our Benefits Center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about Human Resources, applying for jobs at Gwinnett County Public Schools, or general information about jobs in the district? See our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.
It is the policy of the Gwinnett County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity or service. If you wish to request an accommodation or modification or to make a complaint due to discrimination in any program, activity or service, contact the Equity Compliance and ADA Coordinator, Division of Human Resources, 437 Old Peachtree Road, NW, Suwanee, Georgia 30024.
Please visit Career Opportunities for information about applying for positions with Gwinnett County Public Schools, and tips on using the online application system.