13 District One schools receive gold, silver awards

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Thirteen eligible schools in School District One received Gold or Silver Awards by the State Department of Education for either general performance, closing achievement gaps or growth in achievement.
“This is the first time all eligible schools are receiving recognition for their students overall academic achievement,” said Superintendent Dr. Wayne Fowler. It provides evidence that our district curriculum and instructional program is effective and meeting the needs of our students. Our teachers are to be commended for their commitment to teaching and learning. We are so proud of these schools.”
Jane Harrison, Anderson District One Administrator, announced, “All thirteen eligible schools in Anderson One are being recognized by the SC State Department of Education and the Education Oversight Committee for receiving the state’s highest awards.”
Schools are recognized for Gold and Silver awards for attaining high levels of student performance and high levels of student growth. Schools are also receiving awards for closing the achievement gap in academics between historically lower and higher demographic groups of students, according to Harrison.
Two District One schools, concrete Primary and Powdersville High were ineligible for the award. Concrete Primary because they are only K-2 and Powdersville High School which opened this school year.
“We are extremely proud of this recognition of our schools for the outstanding work they do each day. Administrators will attend a board meeting to receive their awards,” Harrison said. “They will be presented a certificate and flag for their school by board chair, Mr. Fred Alexander.”
Schools Receiving Gold Awards for General Performance include: Cedar Grove Elementary, Hunt Meadows Elementary, Powdersville Elementary , West Pelzer Elementary, Wren Elementary, Powdersville Middle, Wren Middle, Palmetto High, Wren High
Silver Awards went to: Palmetto Elementary, Spearman Elementary and Palmetto Middle.
Schools recognized for Closing the Achievement Gap for Excellent PASS performance and/or for Growth in Achievement include: Gold Awards to Powdersville Elementary and Wren High.
Silver Awards went to Cedar Grove Elementary, Hunt Meadows Elementary, Spearman Elementary, Wren Middle, Wren Elementary.