Beaufort schools win state awards

A number of our schools in the Beaufort area earned Palmetto Gold or Silver awards for student academic achievement as the South Carolina Department of Education announced it’s 2011-12 winners yesterday.

The Palmetto Gold and Palmetto Silver Awards recognize schools that reach high levels of performance, high rates of growth, progress in closing achievement gaps between groups of students, according to a school district news release.

Congratulations to Coosa Elementary School  on Lady’s Island for recognition for general performance and closing achievement gaps, and to both Lady’s Island Middle School and Riverview Charter School for winning their very first awards.