District FIVE Schools receive Palmetto Golf, Silver Awards


Irmo News April 17, 2014  -  Volume 20, Number 41


16 schools in Lexington-Richland School district Five have been named winners of Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for the 2013-2014 school year. The awards were established in 1998 to recognize and reward schools for demonstrating high academic achievement gap between various groups of students. 15 District Five Schools received Palmetto GOLD Awards in academic performance, while 1 received Silver. Three schools received awards for closing the achievement gap.


Dutch Fork High School received Palmetto Gold Awards in both categories.


Schools that received the Gold Award for academic performance include Ballentine Elementary, Chapin Elementary, Chapin Middle, Chapin High, CrossRoads Middle, Dutch Fork Middle, Dutch Fork High, Irmo Elementary, Irmo Middle, Irmo High, Lake Murray Elementary, Nursery Road Elementary, Oak Pointe Elementary, River Springs Elementary and Seven Oaks Elementary.


Palmetto Silver Awards winners include Leaphart Elementary for academic performance and CrossRoads Middle & Seven Oaks Elementary for closing the achievement gap.


District Five Chief Instructional Officer Dr. Christina Melton said “Congratulations to each of our schools and their school community for being recognized as Palmetto Award winners. Recognition is worthy of a district celebration inclusive of faculty, staff, students, parents and our community at large. We are very fortunate to have teachers and staff committed to achieving high levels of academic success and also to have students and families willing to partner with us”