What is meant by Green and Healthy?

The Green & Healthy School Program is joint initiative of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Public Schools. It is a system of strategic planning, teaching, learning and doing that results in a greener and healthier natural world.

Making your way to a Green & Healthy School begins with The Green & Healthy Achievement Profile (G-HAP) .

The Green & Healthy Achievement Profile (G- HAP) is a road map / action plan for schools, administrators, and teachers to guide in the planning, executing, and assessing the effectiveness of environmental lessons, activities, standards, and school programs. Putting your EAP plans into action will enhance 21st century learning and help you make your way toward a Green & Healthy School Program.

Benefits for Schools

  • Dynamic Learning Opportunities: Providing meaningful real world content for engaging students in mastering county and state curriculum standards and improving academic achievement.
  • Productive Learning Environments: Creating and maintaining healthy school environments for successful teaching an learning.
  • Environmental Benefits: Conserving natural resources by implementing environmentally sound practices.
  • Economic Benefits: Saving funds by improving school resources efficiently and recognizing opportunities for cost avoidance.
  • Citizen Engagement: Increasing citizen involvement and opportunities for academic service learning.
  • Environmental Literacy: Demonstrating knowledge, actions and behaviors which improve our environment and reduce society’s impact on the natural world.
  • Recognition: Earning recognition for accomplishments and improvements made through each level.

Green and Healthy Schools for 2017

Congratulations to the following schools for their efforts to ensure a greener and healthier natural world.

Archer Cluster Cooper Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Harbins Elementary TAKING ACTION
Lovin Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
McConnell Middle School PROGRESSING
Berkmar Cluster


Berkmar High School DISCOVERING
Bethesda Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Corley Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Minor Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Brookwood Cluster

 100% Participation 

Brookwood Elementary School

Brookwood High School



Craig Elementary TAKING ACTION
Crews Middle School PROGRESSING
Five Forks Middle School TAKING ACTION
Gwin Oaks Elementary School PROGRESSING
Head Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Career Technical Education Programs Maxwell High School of Technology REACHING HIGHER
Central Gwinnett Cluster  Jenkins Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Jordan Middle School PROGRESSING
Lawrenceville Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Winn Holt Elementary School REACHING HIGHER


Gwinnett Online Campus PROGRESSING
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology TAKING ACTION
Collins Hill Cluster


Creekland Middle School TAKING ACTION
Walnut Grove Elementary School PROGRESSING
Dacula Cluster Alcova Elementary School PROGRESSING
Mulberry Elementary School TAKING ACTION
 Discovery Cluster 



Alford Elementary School PROGRESSING
Baggett Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Discovery High School TAKING ACTION
Richards Middle School TAKING ACTION
 Duluth Cluster  Berkeley Lake Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Chesney Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Coleman Middle School PROGRESSING
Duluth Middle School PROGRESSING
Grayson Cluster


Couch Middle School DISCOVERING
Grayson Elementary School PROGRESSING
Grayson High School DISCOVERING
Pharr Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Starling Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Trip Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Lanier Cluster

 100% Participation

Lanier High School REACHING HIGHER
Lanier Middle School REACHING HIGHER
Sugar Hill Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Sycamore Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
White Oak Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Meadowcreek Cluster


Ferguson Elementary School DISCOVERING
Lilburn Middle School TAKING ACTION
Meadowcreek High School REACHING HIGHER
Nesbit Elementary School PROGRESSING
Radloff Middle School TAKING ACTION
Rockbridge Elementary School PROGRESSING
Mill Creek Cluster Fort Daniel Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Harmony Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Ivy Creek Elementary School PROGRESSING
Puckett’s Mill Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Mountain View Cluster


Dyer Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Freeman’s Mill Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Patrick Elementary School PROGRESSING




Norcross Cluster


Beaver Ridge Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Norcross Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Norcross High School TAKING ACTION
Simpson Elementary School TAKING ACTION
North Gwinnett Cluster


Level Creek Elementary School TAKING ACTION
North Gwinnett Middle School REACHING HIGHER
Roberts Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Suwanee Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Open Campus Phoenix High School PROGRESSING
Parkview Cluster


Arcado Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Camp Creek Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Mountain Park Elementary School PROGRESSING
Peachtree Ridge Cluster

100% Participation


Burnette Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Jackson Elementary School TAKING ACTION
Hull Middle School REACHING HIGHER
Mason Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Northbrook Middle School DISCOVERING
Parsons Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
Peachtree Ridge High School DISCOVERING
Shiloh Cluster  Anderson-Livsey Elementary School

Partee Elementary School



South Gwinnett Cluster


Rosebud Elementary School REACHING HIGHER
South Gwinnett High School TAKING ACTION
Special Education Schools/Programs Oakland Meadow School TAKING ACTION
Discovering GHS

(Entry Level)


Schools focus on discovering and recognizing healthy, environmentally sound practices and activities that are already in place, while learning about improvements that can be made. 
Progressing GHS Schools must complete educational initiatives in each of the following seven evaluation areas: Waste Reduction & Recycling, Education & Stewardship, Water Conservation & Watershed Protection, Air Quality, Energy Conservation, Beautification & Greenspace Preservation, and Community Impact. 
Taking Action GHS These schools expand their involvement in all seven evaluation areas, as well as demonstrate curriculum integration and alignment to Common Core Standards. Schools must also exhibit and show environmental STEM lessons, as well as PBL unit with environmental focus.  A minimum of one (1) student-initiated project that impacts our environment and community must be established and completed.
Reaching Higher GHS

(Highest Level)

Schools demonstrate exceptional cross-curricular involvement and vertical planning of program components. They must complete a minimum of two (2) student-initiated projects that show impact in our environment and community.