York, Clover schools named Palmetto Gold and Silver Award recipients

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comApril 9, 2014 

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    District School General Performance Closing the Achievement Gap
    YorkHunter Street Elementary SchoolGold
    York Comprehensive High School Gold Gold
    York Intermediate Elementary SchoolSilverSilver
    Clover Bethany Elementary School Gold Gold
    Bethel Elementary SchoolGold
    Clover High School Gold Gold
    Crowders Creek Elementary SchoolGoldSilver
    Griggs Road Elementary SchoolGold
    Kinard Elementary SchoolGold
    Larne Elementary SchoolGold
    Oakridge Middle SchoolGoldSilver

Dozens of area schools, including three in York and eight in Clover, were named Palmetto Gold and Silver Award recipients by the South Carolina Department of Education on Wednesday.

These awards are given to schools for general performance, closing achievement gaps between subgroups of students or qualifying in both categories. Across the state, 592 schools and career centers were recognized.

Statewide, just 65 schools were given a “gold” designation for both general performance and closing the achievement gap. Of those 65 schools, 8 were located in York, Chester and Lancaster County schools.

“These top 5 percent (of schools) truly are our superstars,” said state superintendent of education Mick Zais in a release.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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