Message from the Superintendent
Three Schools Earn Palmetto Gold, Silver Awards
We are very proud of the way all our schools have sustained academic progress over this school year. It is a glowing testament to the hard work of students and also to the determination and creativity of our teachers, school and district leaders, staff and community and business partners.
The Palmetto Gold and Silver awards program was created under the 1998 Education Accountability Act. The award criteria were developed by the EOC, and are based on the absolute and improvement ratings assigned to each school on the 2013 report cards, which were released in November. Awards are given to schools that dramatically improved student academic achievement between 2012 and 2013.
Terrific Kids Announced
Washington Post’s List
In 2013, Spartanburg High School offered 25 Advanced Placement courses, 595 tests were administered, and 80.3% of students passed all AP tests earning them college credit. This was also the second year the district’s AP program was offered to 9th graders at the Spartanburg High School Freshman Academy. The school’s four-year graduation rate was 81 percent and the graduating class garnered over $18.3 million dollars in scholarship.
We celebrate this success and congratulate everyone in the SHS school community whose hard work makes these impressive results possible. SHS’s consistent focus on college and career preparation represents a lot of hard work and dedication on the part of teachers, students, parents, and our community.
Report to the Community
TOD-E.P. Todd | MHW-Mary H. Wright | CMS-Carver Middle School
MMS-McCracken Middle School | SFA-Freshman Academy | SHS-Spartanburg High
ELC – Early Learning Center | MTS-McCarthy/Teszler School