Posted: Monday, October 7, 2019

Palmetto’s Gold and Silver schools named for 2018 and 2019

39 schools in GCS earn 2019 distinction; 25 named for 2018

A total of 64 Palmetto gold and silver designations were awarded to Greenville County Schools today when the State Department of Education released the 2018 and 2019 recognitions. The 2018 awards were delayed while the State Board of Education and Education Oversight Committee determined criteria for the distinction based on the new State Report Cards.  The newly revamped cards were first released in November of 2018.  The 2019 report cards were released last week.

Palmetto Gold and Silver designations are awarded to South Carolina schools for academic achievement and student progress.  To be eligible to receive a Palmetto Golf or Silver designation, an elementary or middle school cannot be designated as a Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school or an Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) school and must receive a rating for the indicators of Academic Achievement and Student Progress as defined below:

Palmetto Gold:

  • Excellent Academic Achievement and Excellent Student Progress, or
  • Excellent Academic Achievement and Good Student Progress, or
  • Good Academic Achievement and Excellent Student Progress

Palmetto Silver:

  • Average Academic Achievement and Excellent Student Progress, or
  • Good Academic Achievement and Good Student Progress, or
  • Excellent Academic Achievement and Average Student Progress

At the high school level, the criteria for Palmetto Gold and Silver focuses on Academic Achievement, Preparing for Success, Graduation Rate, and College/Career Readiness.  To be eligible, a high school must not be designated as a Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school or an Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) school and must meet the following criteria:

Palmetto Gold:

  • An excellent rating in 3 out of the 4 indicators, and
  • A minimum of Good on the fourth indicator, and
  • An overall report card rating of Excellent or Good.

Palmetto Silver:

  • A minimum rating of Good on 3 out of the 4 indicators, and
  • No rating lower than Average on the fourth indicator, and
  • An overall report card rating of Average or above.

2019 Palmetto Gold (15)

  • Riverside High
  • Gateway Elementary
  • Brook Glenn Elementary
  • Bethel Elementary
  • Sara Collins Elementary
  • Plain Elementary
  • Fork Shoals Elementary
  • Mitchell Road Elementary
  • Mountain View Elementary
  • Stone Academy
  • Tigerville Elementary
  • Buena Vista Elementary
  • Woodland Elementary
  • Sterling School (Middle)
  • Monarch Elementary

2019 Palmetto Silver (24)

  • Alexander Elementary
  • Augusta Circle Elementary
  • Blythe Academy
  • Brushy Creek Elementary
  • East North Street Elementary
  • Fountain Inn Elementary
  • Mauldin Elementary
  • Monaview Elementary
  • Northwood Middle
  • Paris Elementary
  • Pelham Road Elementary
  • Slater-Marietta Elementary
  • Summit Drive Elementary
  • Taylors Elementary
  • Welcome Elementary
  • Ellen Woodside Elementary
  • Greenbrier Elementary
  • Oakview Elementary
  • Riverside Middle
  • Bell’s Crossing Elementary
  • Robert E. Cashion Elementary
  • Cherrydale Elementary
  • Sterling School (Elementary)
  • Rudolph Gordon (Elementary)

2018 Palmetto Gold (9)

  • Riverside High
  • Brook Glenn Elementary
  • Brushy Creek Elementary
  • Mitchell Road Elementary
  • Mountain View Elementary
  • Stone Academy
  • Tigerville Elementary
  • Woodland Elementary
  • Rudolph Gordon Elementary

2018 Palmetto Silver (16)

  • Alexander Elementary
  • Augusta Circle Elementary
  • Berea Elementary
  • Plain Elementary
  • Monaview Elementary
  • Northwood Middle
  • Paris Elementary
  • Pelham Road Elementary
  • Sevier Middle
  • Summit Drive Elementary
  • Taylors Elementary
  • Oakview Elementary
  • Chandler Creek Elementary
  • Bell’s Crossing Elementary
  • Robert E. Cashion Elementary
  • Monarch Elementary

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