Nine schools get state awards for improving test results

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Nine schools get state awards for improving test results

By KATE CERVE kcerve@beaufortgazette.com 843-706-8177
Published Thursday, April 15, 2010   |  221 Words  |  news

Nine Beaufort County schools are among more than 400 public schools across the state that earned Palmetto Gold and Silver awards for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps during the 2008-09 school year.
In its ninth year, the program recognizes schools with high overall performance and improvement rates based on school report card ratings.
It also recognizes schools making progress in closing achievement gaps among certain demographic groups. Those awards are based on gains made by black students, Hispanic students, students participating in federal free or reduced-price lunch programs and students with non-speech disabilities.
The following Beaufort County schools received awards for general performance:

  • Daufuskie Island Elementary, gold
  • Mossy Oaks Elementary, gold
  • Michael C. Riley Elementary, silver
  • Shell Point Elementary, silver
  • Bluffton Elementary, silver
  • Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts, silver
  • Hilton Head Island International Baccalaureate Elementary, silver
  • Bluffton High School, silver
    The following Beaufort County schools received awards for closing an achievement gap:
  • Mossy Oaks Elementary, silver
  • Michael C. Riley Elementary, silver
  • Bluffton Elementary, silver
  • Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts, silver
  • Hilton Head Island High School, silver
  • Bluffton High School, silver