Nearly 700 SC schools recognized for achievement - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Nearly 700 SC schools recognized for achievement

Posted: Updated:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The state Department of Education is recognizing 662 of South Carolina's public schools for student achievement.

The agency on Monday announced the recipients of this year's Palmetto Gold and Palmetto Silver awards. The winners are based on students' scores on standardized tests last spring.

The Legislature created the program in 1998 accountability law. Schools are rewarded for high scores, improvement and for closing achievement gaps.

Nearly 70% of the recognized schools have high poverty ratings. That means at least 60% of their students qualify for free- or reduced-price meals.

The gold and silver designations used to come with cash. Amounts ranged from $1,000 to 25,500 depending on performance and population. Schools last received a monetary reward in the program in 2009.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow


888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.


Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.