Performance and Closing the Gap
The South Carolina Department of Education recently released the 2013-2014 Gold and Silver awards for schools. Wren High School was among five percent of schools in the state to make Gold on both academic performance and closing the gap
Wren High Principal Nichole Boseman said, “It is the tireless efforts of the faculty and staff at Wren High that contribute to the school’s success. Teachers go beyond what is required to make sure a student is given the opportunity to reach success. The environment at Wren High School is one in which learning is most important and all students have a chance to perform their best. It does not matter the challenge, obstacle, or circumstance, our belief is “whatever it takes.”
“In addition, relationships are very important throughout the building. The expectation is that we know our students and we take care of our students. In order for students to feel safe to make mistakes, be pushed to stretch themselves, and take a risk to go beyond what they think they can do, they have to believe that their teachers are behind them 100% and want them to be successful. From the office, to the lunchroom, to the guidance office, to the library, to the nurse’s office, to the classroom, we care about students. The expectation is excellence: we do our best and expect students to do their best with the necessary support. That is excellence in my school.”
Ten of fourteen schools in Anderson School District One received Gold for academic performance. Three received a Silver award for closing the achievement gap.