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Eight GCSD schools on Palmetto Gold and Silver list

Spearman Announces 2014-15 Palmetto Gold and Silver Winners

Columbia, S.C. – State Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman announces the 2014-15 Palmetto Gold and Silver winners.

Georgetown County School District had eight schools recognized on the annual Palmetto Gold and Silver list.

Winning Gold for General Performance were: Georgetown High, Waccamaw Elementary, Waccamaw High, Carvers Bay High, Waccamaw Middle, and Waccamaw Intermediate. McDonald Elementary earned Silver recognition.

Winning Gold for “Closing the Achievement Gap” were: Georgetown High and Carvers Bay High. Georgetown Middle and McDonald Elementary earned Silver.

“We are very pleased to acknowledge our schools for their excellent academic performance,” said Patti Hammel, Executive Director for Student Performance and Federal Programs. “Our schools continue to make outstanding improvements each year. It is especially noteworthy that our schools are being recognized for ‘Closing the Achievement Gap.’ We appreciate the tremendous support from our students, teachers, parents, and community partners.”

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said, “I am pleased that so many schools are being recognized for their excellent performance and closing the achievement gap. These awards are well deserved and indicate the great strides administrators, principals, teachers, and students are making across the state. We will continue to embrace the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate to achieve educational excellence in every district.”

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