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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:
The following Beaufort County schools received awards for closing an achievement gap: