Defining World-Class...









Defining World-Class...

In Gwinnett County Public Schools, “world-class” describes any product, service, or organization that is judged by qualitative and quantitative measures as one of the best in its class, and that is acknowledged, accepted, admired, and emulated by customers, stakeholders, professional peers, and competitors alike. In the context of this definition, schools that are considered to be “world-class” are characterized by the following:

• High academic standards for all
• A comprehensive, challenging, and relevant curriculum
• Effective, engaging instructional strategies
• Accurate and meaningful assessments
• High-performing and inspiring employees committed to professional development, training, and lifelong learning
• A safe and secure learning environment
• A culture of continuous quality improvement
• Accountability for results
• Productive community and parental partnerships
• Information technology systems that advance teaching and learning
• Innovative approaches to scheduling, staffing, and use of resources
• Behavioral standards for all that are conducive to teaching and learning
• Commitment to meeting the needs of its internal and external communities while capitalizing on their diverse ideas and strengths