2006 Award Winners
Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards
Professional Development
Alton C. Crews Middle School

Alton C. Crews Middle School
Lawrenceville, Georgia

School Statistics
Total Enrollment: 1,312 students
Type of School: Urban public school
Location/Size of School: N/A
Receive Free/Reduced Lunch: 13%
Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1

At Alton C. Crews Middle School, professional development is the top priority for everyone. The program includes leadership training, peer coaching, and mentoring opportunities, in which veterans pass on what they know to new teachers. The school prides itself on a culture of collaboration and implementation of best teaching strategies. The professional development program has three critical components: collaboration on ideas, implementation of ideas, and evaluation of the success of these ideas. Crews’ faculty and staff have learned that by working together, they can make a difference and reach all students.