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Lake View Elementary – Silver Award for General Performance 2012-2013 SY

 

Gordon Elementary – Silver Award for Achievement Gap for 2012-2013 SY

 

The South Carolina Department of Education announced today the recipients of the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for the 2012-2013 school year. The South Carolina Department of Education recognized 662 schools and career centers for general performance, closing the achievement gap, or qualifying in both categories.

The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program (PGS) began with the Education Accountability Act of 1998, giving recognition to schools for high levels of academic achievement and high rates of improvement. The PGS recognizes schools based on the criteria in the statewide Accountability Manual approved by the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) for both general performance and working towards closing the achievement gap. Within those two categories, a school may be awarded either the gold or silver designation. The EOC revised the criteria for Palmetto Silver General Performance this year, reducing the number of eligible schools.

Number of Schools Qualifying**

General Performance

Closing the Achievement Gap

74

Gold

Gold

93

Gold

Silver

282

Gold

No Award

9

Silver

Gold

15

Silver

Silver

165

Silver

No Award

7

No Award

Gold

32

No Award

Silver

** Note: Some schools receive multiple state report cards based on which grades they serve. If a school serves grades K-8, the school would receive two report cards (one for the elementary grades and one for the middle grades). Schools may be counted twice in the above numbers if they qualified on both of their report cards. Those schools are highlighted in yellow on the attached spreadsheet.

Of the award recipients, 447 schools were recognized for general performance only, 39 were recognized for closing the achievement gap only, and 191 schools were recognized for their performance in both general performance and closing the achievement gap. Approximately 68 percent of this year’s recipient schools have a poverty index of 60 or higher. This is the fifth year that closing the achievement gap has been honored as part of the PGS.

 


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