R.D. Head Elementary, named after the late Gwinnett County administrator Ralph David Head, opened in 1979 and was…More immediately bursting out at the seams. Head was opened to relieve overcrowding at Gwin Oaks, Centerville, Knight and Britt elementary schools during the time of tremendous population growth in the area. But its initial enrolment was 100 students over capacity. Since then, as additional schools have opened, Head Elementary has become one of the smallest and most-decorated schools in the Brookwood High School cluster.
Head has consistently scored well in Criterion-Referenced Content Tests (CRCT), earning a Gold Award in 2007, Silver Award in 2008 and a Bronze Award in 2010. To earn any of those distinctions, at least 95 percent of the student body must meet or exceed state testing standards in core subjects. Gold Award-winning schools must have 97 percent meet or exceed and at least 30 percent exceed standards.
In 2007, Head was named one of 25 Georgia Schools of Excellence in Student Achievement.
Leigh Westcott has been principal since the 2008-09 school year.