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Palmetto Gold Winner
St. John's High School 

SY 13- 14 Palmetto Gold Award Winner for improving students' academic performance.


About the Palmetto Gold and Silver Program

Established in 1998, the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards (PGS) program gives recognition to schools for attaining high levels of absolute performance, high rates of growth, and substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between all groups. The program reviews criteria such as State School Report Card ratings, test scores, attendance, graduation rates and continuous achievement when selecting award recipients.

Schools can earn the coveted distinction in the category of “Performance,” “Closing the Achievement Gap,” or both. This year, the South Carolina Department of Education recognized 592 schools and career centers for general performance, closing the achievement gap, or qualifying in both categories.