Woodland Elementary School earned one of South Carolina’s highest achievements today with the receipt of the 2020 Palmetto’s Finest Schools Award.
Principal Kristina Miller said, “Our faculty and staff give 110 percent every day to create student success. In addition, our parents are very involved, ensuring students have academic support at home and providing support for our teachers.”
Nerissa Lewis, Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership, said, “I am extremely proud of the students, staff, and community of Woodland Elementary. Recognition as a Palmetto's Finest School speaks to their commitment of cultivating a school culture focused on success for every child.
Each spring since 1978, SCASA has recognized a few schools which offer excellent instruction and outstanding leaders, augmented by strong family and community involvement and a supportive business community. Initially presented only to two elementary schools and one middle school, the award was expanded in 1996-97, with the support of Carolina First Bank, to include a high school.
The selection process includes a comprehensive review of a school's program, focusing on the key question: "What impact is this school making on the lives of students and the community, and is it deserving of the Palmetto's Finest Award?"