Friday, April 25, 2014
Charleston County School District ranks second in the state, behind Greenville County Schools, in the number of Palmetto Gold or Silver Award winners statewide. Nearly 50 percent of all CCSD schools will be awarded a Gold or Silver Award this year. Across the state, 565 schools and career centers are being recognized.
The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program, founded in 1998, recognizes schools for general performance and closing the achievement gap. Within those two categories, a school may be awarded either gold or silver designation. This is the sixth year that closing the achievement gap has been included as part of the program.
“Congratulations should go out to the principals and staffs at each of these schools who received recognition from the state. I am pleased that nearly half of our schools are on this list and we will work hard to ensure the number of Palmetto Gold and Silver winners continues to grow,” said Superintendent McGinley.
Some notable CCSD Gold and Silver Award recipients this year include Burke High School, Sanders-Clyde Elementary School, St. John's High School, Lincoln High School and Stall High School.