School Awards

2017-2018 Awards

Ivie Greaves

Golden Apple Award 

Ivie Greaves, Oakview Elementary First Grade Teacher, earned the WYFF News 4 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Oakview Earns Energy Star Certification from EPA   

Energy Star AwardOakview earned the ENERGY STAR Certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This certification means our building is performing better than 75% of similar buildings nationwide, based on the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Score.

2016-2017 Awards

Oakview Earns State Recognition

Rising StarOakview Elementary School received the “Rising Star” Award by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control!  The award is given in recognition of our efforts in the areas of recycling and composting.  Did you know that Oakview composts food waste from daily lunch trays which is then used in many of our outdoor habitats?  Great job, Oakview Owls!!

Gates Foundation Selects Oakview Teacher

Sherrie Brookie, Oakview Elementary School Challenge teacher, caught the attention of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation after receiving funding for a Donors Choose grant she recently submitted.  The grant funded the purchase of Chromebooks for her students to access instructional video clips developed by Brookie.  After the grant was awarded, Mrs. Brookie was invited to serve as a panel judge for the national Gates Innovation Project.  She will score 30 competitive projects from educators across America for the Foundation. For her work, Mrs. Brookie will also receive a $200 Donors Choose gift card which she can then use for additional materials/supplies in her classroom!  Congratulations to Mrs. Brookie!

2015-2016 Awards

Oakview Receives $1400 Grant for Drama Instruction

Challenge Teacher, Sandy Young, won the Metropolitan Arts Council Grant for $1400.00.  The Metropolitan Arts Council supports local artists, art organizations, and art education throughout Greenville. The grant will be used to purchase a special projector for future Oakview Players' productions. Ms. Young has been awarded this grant for the second year in a row.

Palmetto Gold Award

Oakview has once again earned a Palmetto Gold Award from the South Carolina Department of Education!  This is our 14th consecutive Palmetto Gold Award and continues the school’s longstanding tradition of high academic performance.  The Palmetto Gold/Silver Award program is designed to recognize and reward schools for attaining high levels of absolute performance, for attaining high rates of growth, and for making substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between disaggregated groups.

Faculty & Staff Receive United Way Campaign of Excellence Award

Congratulations to Oakview faculty and staff for receiving a 2015-2016 Campaign of Excellence Award from Greenville County United Way.  The award recognizes 100% of the faculty and staff who participated in the campaign with a total of $9,508 pledged!



2014-2015 Awards

Safe Kids Upstate

ReedyCongratulations are in order! Safe Kids Upstate recognized Oakview Elementary as being a “Legacy School.” Oakview has been awarded the Safe Kids Safe School designation and banner since the beginning of the program. To celebrate, all students and staff members received one free ticket voucher to the Greenville Drive baseball game on Sunday, April 12th. The school with the highest percentage of students that attend the game on Sunday April 12th will win a visit from several of the Greenville Drive players! Reedy-Rip It, the Drive mascot, visited Oakview at dismissal. Click here to see pictures.

United Way Award of Excellence


Oakview received a Campaign Award of Excellence for 2014. Oakview was recognized at the United Way Awards Luncheon for having over 50% employee participation (we actually had 100% participation) as well as $100 or more employee capita giving! Thanks to Susan Gray, third grade teacher, for heading up our school's campaign.

United Way

Oakview Earns Excellent Rating

For the 13th consecutive year, Oakview has earned an Excellent Absolute rating on its SC School Report Card!  To view Oakview’s SC School Report Card, click here

Teacher of The Year 3rd Runner Up from Oakview!

Second grade teacher, Jake Gambrell, placed 3rd for Teacher of the Year for Greenville County. He competed with over 100 other teachers! He was surprised by the Oakview Faculty and Staff after the banquet. 

2013-2014 Awards

Oakview Recognized for Health Initiatives

Health Award

Oakview Elementary has completed a School Health Index (SHI), an online self-assessment and planning tool supported by the Center for Disease Control 

and Prevention. The assessment can be used to improve the school’s health and safety policies and programs.

Along with completing the online portion of the SHI, we developed a goal for increasing physical activity and improving nutrition at the school. The physical education teachers along with other staff members completed this task prior to the break. I am excited to announce that Oakview will receive $1,000 to spend on the wellness needs of our students and staff. We try each day to create a school environment that promotes healthy eating and healthy living with our daily morning fitness videos, culinary creations healthier lunch menu, physical education classes, jump rope club, flag football club, Girls on the Run, Health and Wellness Night, and Brita water stations, to name a few. We look forward to using these funds to strengthen our program goals in the near future.

Oakview Recognized for Safety Initiatives

Oakview was one of four Greenville County Schools recognized for exemplary efforts to maintain a safe work environment and to support employees’ safe work practices. The schools were evaluated on defined safety protocols for students, staff and visitors; employee accident prevention; active participation in safety training; and custodial and food service inspections. Each school received a banner and a check for $500. Click here for more information.

Oakview Earns an "A"  

Check out Oakview's ratings.

Oakview Elementary (Photo by Patrick Cox)

Oakview Elementary earned the Palmetto Gold Award for General Academic Performance!

Palmetto Gold Award

School Awards Archives

The links below will take you to online PDFs of previous school awards.

2011-2012 School Honors and Awards

2010-2011 School Honors and Awards

2009-2010 School Honors and Awards

2008-2009 School Honors and Awards

2007-2008 School Honors and Awards

2006-2007 School Honors and Awards