District One schools receive Gold and Silver


From SC Dept. of Education

The South Carolina Department of Education recently released the 2013-2014 Gold and Silver awards for schools. Ten of fourteen schools in Anderson School District One received Gold for academic performance. Three received a Silver award for closing the achievement gap. Wren High school was among five percent in the state to make Gold on both.

Jane Harrison, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction said, “Ten schools in District One are at the Gold level for high student achievement. That is outstanding. The awards recognize the efforts of the students and teachers. This level of achievement and improvement does not happen unless everyone is focused and collaborating together to provide each student the best education possible.

Wren High received Gold awards for both General Performance and Closing the Gap. Cedar Grove Elememtary and Powdersville Elementary both received Gold for General Performance and Silver for Closing the Gap.

Receiving Gold for General Performance were Powdersville Elementary, Spearman Elementary, West Pelzer Elementary, Wren Elementary, Wren Middle and Palmeto High.

Superintendent David Havird said, “I am very pleased and proud that these schools are being recognized for this award. The school leadership, teachers, support staff, students and parents have worked so effectively in a collaborative manner to inspire this academic performance and this award is very indicative of the hard work and focused efforts on instructional improvement.”