District One Schools recognized for performance

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Anderson One schools received 10 Gold awards for general performance and one silver award for general performance from the SC Department of Education. Two schools earned Gold for general performance and closing the achievement gap. Three other schools earned gold for general performance and silver for closing the gap. Two schools are ineligible for awards.

Cedar Grove Elementary earned a Gold and Silver; Palmetto Elementary, Gold and Gold; Palmetto High, Gold; Palmetto Middle, Silver; Powdersville Elementary, Gold and Gold; Powdersville Middle, Gold; Spearman Elementary, Gold; West Pelzer Elementary, Gold; Wren Elementary, Gold and Silver; Wren High, Gold and Wren Middle, Gold and Silver.

Dr. Wayne Fowler, Superintendent of Anderson One stated, “We applaud our schools for their continuous improvement. They deserve the recognition for their students overall academic achievement. 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, “Our schools are excellent and are all deserving of receiving the state’s highest awards. Schools recognized for Gold and Silver awards for attaining high levels of student performance and growth. Schools are also receiving awards for closing the achievement gap in academics between historically lower and higher demographic groups of students. Two schools ineligible for the award were Concrete Primary because they are only K-2 and Powdersville High School which has been opened two years. Schools are recognized at the school board meeting to receive their awards.”