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Skyland Elementary Wins National Blue Ribbon Award 

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U.S. Department of Education Honors 342 Schools Nationwide     Blue Ribbon Award

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 342 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Greenville County Schools’ Skyland Elementary in Greer is a proud recipient of a 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award. “At Skyland, we are passionate about teaching, learning, and serving our children,” said Principal Dr. Carolyn Styles.  “Likewise, we are committed to the highest standards of excellence.  We believe that no barrier should separate a child from the best education that a school can offer.  Therefore, we take great strides to reach all of our unique learners by providing instruction that is engaging, meaningful, and student-centered.”

“I want to extend my appreciation to Dr. Styles for her leadership, the faculty and staff for their hard work and commitment, all of the students for their dedication and the support of the entire Skyland Community. It takes all of those things coming together to make a truly great school,” said Greenville County Schools Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.     Select this link if you would like to read more...

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