Friday, June 13, 2014
Recipients of the Palmetto Gold and Silver awards were recognized for general academic performance during DD2’s board meeting June 9.
Recipients were honored with flags during the meeting. Recipients are also being honored with certificates from state Superintendent Mick Zais. District schools that won the Palmetto Gold are as follows:
Ashley Ridge High
Beech Hill Elementary
Fort Dorchester Elementary
Fort Dorchester High
Joseph R. Pye Elementary
Rollings Middle School of the
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The award-winning schools were released by the South Carolina Department of Education on April 9. A press release from the Education Oversight Committee states the results are based on the 2012-2013 school year.
This year, 592 elementary, middle and high schools, as well as career centers and special schools, were recognized, down from 677 in the prior year.
Flags were presented by Superintendent Joe Pye and board Chairwoman Gail Hughes as Public Information Officer Pat Raynor read the list of schools. The Palmetto Gold and Silver awards are based on schools’ test scores and other data.
“I think this tells parents that we serve every child, every day,” Raynor said.