Local Schools Earn Gold, Silver

BLYTHEWOOD/FAIRFIELD (March 4, 2016) – Eight local schools earned Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards honoring academic achievement, the S.C. Department of Education said last week.

In Blythewood, Bethel-Hanberry, Bookman Road and Round Top elementary schools, as well as Blythewood Middle and Blythewood High School each earned Gold for General Performance. Lake Carolina Elementary earned Gold for General Performance as well as Gold for Closing the Achievement Gap. In Fairfield County, the Magnet School for Math & Science and Geiger Elementary School also earned Gold for General Performance. Geiger earned a Silver award as well for Closing the Achievement Gap.

“We are very excited about the recognition,” Dr. J.R. Green, Superintendent of Fairfield County Schools said. “Looking at the data for Geiger and the Magnet School, it’s not a surprise. They have continued to experience academic growth for the last several years.”

The 2014-2015 Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards are based on data from the 2013-2014 school year.

Phone calls to Dr. Debbie Hamm, Superintendent at the Richland 2 School District, were not returned at press time.