District One schools receive Gold awards

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Anderson School District One has twelve schools receiving Gold awards as part of the SC Department of Education 2014-2015 Palmetto Gold and Silver Winners released recently. Twelve schools earned a gold award for their student achievement, two earned gold awards for closing the achievement gap and three earned silver.

David Havird, Superintendent for Anderson One, said, “On behalf of the district and school leadership teams it is gratifying to know so many schools in Anderson School District One earned these academic performance and closing the achievement gap awards.I do believe it is a result of the students and teachers focus on continuous improvement and high expectations associated with this effort.”

Jane Harrison, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, said, “These scores for 2014-2015 reflect outstanding performance by our students. This doesn’t happen without the hard work of our teachers and administrators. Anderson One continues to excel in the field of teaching and learning, and I am excited for the schools to be recognized.”

On the winners, State Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman said, “I am pleased that so many schools are being recognized for their excellent performance and closing the achievement gap,” said Spearman. “These awards are well-deserved and indicate the great strides administrators, principals, teachers, and students are making across the state. We will continue to embrace the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate to achieve educational excellence in every district,” concluded Spearman.

The 2014-15 list of Palmetto Gold and Silver winners can be seen on the Anderson School District One website.

School                                                 Performance                                               Closing the Gap

PALMETTO HIGH                              GOLD

POWDERSVILLE HIGH                                                                                                  GOLD

WREN HIGH                                        GOLD                                                                     GOLD

WREN MIDDLE                                  GOLD                                                                     SILVER

PALMETTO MIDDLE

POWDERSVILLE MIDDLE              GOLD

PALMETTO ELEMENTARY          GOLD

CEDAR GROVE ELEMENTARY   GOLD

CONCRETE PRIMARY                     GOLD

WEST PELZER ELEMENTARY   GOLD                                                                      SILVER

SPEARMAN ELEMENTARY        GOLD

WREN ELEMENTARY                     GOLD

HUNT MEADOWS ELEMENTARY GOLD

POWDERSVILLE ELEMENTARY   GOLD                                                                 SILVER