Tigerville Elementary wins Blue Ribbon award
Eric Connor Greenville News USA TODAY NETWORK – SOUTH CAROLINA
Tigerville Elementary school has received national recognition by the federal government for its performance as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Tuesday announced Tigerville as one of 349 schools honored nationwide for 2018.
The Taylors school joins one other Upstate school, Mount Lebanon Elementary in Pendleton, along with three other schools in South Carolina.
The award, bestowed upon more than 8,800 schools its 36th year, is based on either overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps.
Tigerville is the 15th Greenville County school ever to win the award.
“Tigerville Elementary is proof that students in rural schools can produceoutstanding academic results,” Greenville County School District Superintendent Burke Royster said.
Tigerville led the district in the 201718 school year with 87 percent of its students scoring “meets or exceeds expectations” on SCPASS science and 95 percent of its students scoring meets or exemplary on social studies, according to the most recent SCReady and SCPASS test results.
The students improved their perfor mance on the SCReady English Language Arts exams by 9 percent and increased the percentage of students scoring meets or exceeds expectations in math by 1 percent.
Other South Carolina schools honored were Beech Hill Elementary in Summerville, Fort Mill High School, Mount Lebanon Elementary in Pendleton and York Preparatory Academy in Rock Hill.
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