Opened in 1975, Knight is one of the oldest elementary schools in the Lilburn-Mountain Park area. It was built to…More accommodate the rapid population growth in the area, and it first opened with students from kindergarten to the sixth grade. Historically it was one of the smallest elementary schools in the Gwinnett County system, but it had as many as 1,100 students before 1980.
In 2008, a two-story expansion was completed, adding more classrooms, and new cafeteria, kitchen, media center, music room and art room.
Knight has lived up to its "Stars" mascot. It was named a National School of Excellence in 1988, and it was a Governor's Gold Award winner in 2005 for its performance in the standardized Criterion-Referenced Content Test (CRCT). Gold winners must have 97 percent of the school meet or exceed standards and at least 30 percent exceed. Knight won the Silver Award in 2006 (96 percent meet standards; 25 percent exceed).
The school was named after Victor H. Knight, a former Gwinnett County teacher and administrator. Mona Roberts, the school's fourth principal, has been at Knight since 2006.