Eleven schools in the Fort Mill School district have been named by the S.C. Department of Education as Palmetto Gold or Palmetto Silver Award winners for their student academic performance spanning the last two school years.

   The annual awards were established by the State Legislature to recognize and reward schools for high levels of academic achievement. Since no awards were announced last year, this year’s list recognizes schools for both 2018 and 2019.

  The eleven schools received 19 combined honors. The award is given based on criteria approved by the State Board of Education earlier this year and demonstrated performance on the 2018 and 2019 report cards. Criteria for selection includes attaining high levels of academic achievement, attaining high rates of growth and making substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between disaggregated groups.

Here are the winners by year:

2018

Gold Winners         

Fort Mill High School

Springfield Elementary School

Springfield Middle School

Nation Ford High School

Banks Trail Middle School

Silver Winners

Fort Mill Middle School

Gold Hill Middle School

Orchard Park Elementary School

Sugar Creek Elementary School

Pleasant Knoll Middle School

2019

Gold Winners         

Fort Mill High School

Fort Mill Middle School

Springfield Elementary School

Springfield Middle School

Nation Ford High School

Banks Trail Middle School

Tega Cay Elementary School

Pleasant Knoll Middle School               

Silver Winners

Gold Hill Middle School

Congratulations!