Twenty Beaufort County schools have earned 2015 Palmetto Gold or Silver awards for student academic achievement, the S.C. Department of Education announced Tuesday.
Only four of South Carolina’s 82 school districts had more schools earn the awards in 2015.
The Palmetto Gold and Palmetto Silver program was created by the South Carolina General Assembly to recognize schools that attain high levels of absolute performance, high rates of growth and substantial progress in closing achievement gaps between groups of students.
2015 Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards
Beaufort County School District award winners:
- Gold awards for general performance and for closing achievement gaps: Okatie Elementary, Hilton Head Island High.
- Gold awards for general performance and silver awards for closing achievement gaps: Broad River Elementary, Mossy Oaks Elementary, Joseph S. Shanklin Elementary, Pritchardville Elementary and Red Cedar Elementary.
- Gold awards for general performance: Beaufort High, Bluffton Elementary, Bluffton High, Coosa Elementary, Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts and Riverview Charter School.
- Silver awards for general performance: Beaufort Elementary, Beaufort Middle, Hilton Head Island Middle, Lady’s Island Elementary, Michael C. Riley Elementary, Robert Smalls International Academy and Whale Branch Elementary.