a group of people stand together holding a banner that says "Apple Distinguished School - W.L. Swain Elementary"

CALHOUN, GA - Gordon County Schools is delighted to announce that W.L. Swain Elementary has been awarded the prestigious recognition as an Apple Distinguished School. This is a testament to the school's commitment to innovation, excellence in education, and the integration of technology into the learning experience. W.L. Swain Elementary now joins the ranks of an elite group of educational institutions nationwide, marking the third school from Gordon County Schools to achieve this distinguished honor.

The Apple Distinguished School designation is awarded to schools that demonstrate innovation, leadership, and educational excellence through the use of Apple technology. W.L. Swain Elementary has consistently showcased its dedication to providing students with a cutting-edge learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

W.L. Swain Elementary, alongside other Apple Distinguished Schools in Gordon County, has embraced technology as a means to enhance teaching and learning, equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the digital age. This recognition reflects the commitment of educators, administrators, and the entire school community to provide the best possible education for students.

Ms. Alice Mashburn, Superintendent of Gordon County Schools, expressed her pride in this remarkable achievement, saying, "Being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for the third time in our district is a testament to the dedication of our educators and the resilience of our students. We are committed to providing world-class educational opportunities, and this recognition affirms our efforts to prepare students for a future filled with technological possibilities."

The Apple Distinguished School designation not only celebrates the accomplishments of W.L. Swain Elementary but also highlights the district's ongoing commitment to educational excellence. It is a testament to the collaborative spirit and forward-thinking approach that has become synonymous with Gordon County Schools.


About Gordon County Schools
Gordon County Schools system serves approximately 6,500 students in schools across the county including six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The mission of the Gordon County School system is to build a collaborative culture that engages all students and staff in learning experiences leading to growth, empowerment, and transformation. 

Contact at Gordon County Schools:
Kendra Pannell
Communications Coordinator
Email: kpannell@gcbe.org
Phone: (706) 629-7366 ext. 8151 
Website: www.gcbe.org