Special Recognitions

Plain Elementary School received national recognition on NBC's Today Show in March 2013 for initiating a community resource officer satellite office in the school. This provided a Simpsonville police officer on campus at no cost to the district or community.

Plain Elementary received the Red Carpet Schools Award. "Red Carpet Schools," is an award presented by the State Department of Education that recognizes schools with outstanding family-friendly environments. 

The Palmetto Gold and Palmetto Silver Awards Program was created by the South Carolina General Assembly to recognize schools that attained high levels of absolute performance, high rates of growth, and substantial progress in closing achievement gaps between groups of students. Plain Elementary School has received both the Silver and Gold Awards. Congratulations to our students, parents, and staff for their tremendous focus on increased student performance. Thank you for remaining positively committed to excellence in all you do!

Students at Plain Elementary in Simpsonville, SC have one more reason to take pride in their school. National PTA has certified Plain Elementary as a Parent Involvement School of Excellence. National PTA's Parent Involvement Schools of Excellence certification recognizes schools that uphold the highest standards in parent involvement.

Plain Elementary School has received an Award of Excellence in the South Carolina/National School Public Relations Association 2005 Rewards for Excellence Program in the Internet Home Page Category. SC/NSPRAS Rewards for Excellence program recognizes outstanding communications and public relations efforts by schools, school districts and education agencies and associations. 

Other Awards

  • PTA National School of Excellence  Award 2019 - 2021
  • Palmetto Gold – General Performance 2011 – 2012, 2012 – 2013, 2013 – 2014, 2015-2016, 2018-2019
  • Palmetto Silver – Closing the Gap 2010 – 2011, 2015-2016
  • Palmetto Silver – General Performance 2009 – 2010 and 2010 – 2011
  • Safe Kid’s Up-state 2009 – 2014
  • Safe Kid’s Bronze School Recipient 2013 – 2014
  • The Today Show – Recognition as an innovative police department satellite school March 2013
  • PTA Membership Recognition Award as a Bronze Palmetto Association 2013-2014
  • PTA Local Unit Membership Recognition 500 Member Club 2013-2014
  • First in Math Online Program – Number 1 Problem Solving School in South Carolina 2012 – 2013 and 2013 – 2014
  • District Nominated South Carolina Distinguished Principal 2013 – 2014
  • Organic Garden Grant Recipient 2011
  • Live-well Greenville – Healthy School
  • Model Fruit & Nut Training School – TreesGreenville Business Partner
  • Web-master’s Choice Gold Award