Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012

GCS Schools Earn 2011-12 Gold and Silver Awards for Performance

Eleven high schools, 14 middle schools, and 46 elementary schools have earned state recognition for their academic performance and/or closing achievement gaps.

The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program recognizes schools that attain high levels of absolute performance and growth, and schools that close the gaps in achievement for historically lower- and higher-achieving demographic groups of students.

The 2011-12 school year marked the first time that three years of data for growth index was calculated using PASS test scores. Schools qualify for a Silver Award if the school’s absolute performance rating is above “School at Risk” for the most recent year, and its growth index is 92.20 or greater for three consecutive years.

The Education Oversight Committee establishes the criteria for the awards, and the State Department of Education then applies those criteria to determine which schools are honored. The criteria for General Performance awards are based on the absolute and growth ratings and the growth index found on school report cards.

High Schools

School General Performance Closing Gap
Berea High   Silver
Blue Ridge High Gold Silver
Carolina High Academy Gold  
Eastside High Gold  
Greer High   Silver
Hillcrest High   Gold
J. L. Mann High Academy Gold  
Mauldin High Gold Gold
Riverside High Gold Silver
Travelers Rest High   Silver
Wade Hampton High Gold Silver


Middle Schools

School General Performance  Closing Gap
Beck Middle Academy Gold Silver
Berea Middle Silver  
Blue Ridge Middle Gold  
Bryson Middle Silver Silver
Greenville Middle Academy Gold  
Greer Middle Silver  
Hillcrest Middle Silver Silver
League Middle Academy Gold  
Mauldin Middle Silver  
Northwood Middle Silver  
Ralph Chandler Middle Gold  
Riverside Middle Gold Silver
Sevier Middle Silver  
Woodmont Middle Silver  


Elementary Schools

School General Performance Closing Gap
Augusta Circle Elementary Gold  
Bell’s Crossing Elementary Gold Silver
Berea Elementary Silver  
Bethel Elementary Gold  
Blythe Elementary Academy Gold  
Brook Glenn Elementary Silver  
Brushy Creek Elementary Gold Silver
Bryson Elementary Silver  
Buena Vista Elementary Gold Silver
Chandler Creek Elementary Silver  
Cherrydale Elementary Silver Silver
Crestview Elementary Gold  
Duncan Chapel Elementary Silver  
E. N. Street Elementary Academy Silver  
Ellen Woodside Elementary Silver  
Fork Shoals Elementary Silver  
Fountain Inn Elementary Silver  
Gateway Elementary Silver  
Greenbrier Elementary Silver  
Grove Elementary Silver  
Heritage Elementary Silver  
Hollis Elementary Silver  
Lake Forest Elementary Silver  
Mauldin Elementary Silver  
Mitchell Road Elementary Silver  
Monaview Elementary Silver Silver
Mountain View Elementary Silver  
Oakview Elementary Gold  
Paris Elementary Silver  
Pelham Road Elementary Gold  
Plain Elementary Gold Silver
Rudolph Gordon Elementary Silver  
Sara Collins Elementary Silver  
Simpsonville Elementary Silver  
Skyland Elementary Gold  
Slater-Marietta Elementary Silver  
Sterling School Gold Silver
Stone Elem. Academy Gold  
Sue Cleveland Elementary Silver  
Summit Drive Elementary Gold  
Taylors Elementary Silver  
Thomas E. Kerns Elementary Silver  
Tigerville Elementary Silver  
Welcome Elementary Silver  
Westcliffe Elementary Silver  
Woodland Elementary Gold Silver

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