SDPC earns ‘good’ score on annual report card

COUNTY — The School District of Pickens County earned a “Good” rating on both Absolute and Growth categories on the 2012 South Carolina Annual School District Report Card. The rating is an improvement over the 2011 Absolute rating of “Average.”

Every SDPC school scored “Average” or better on both Absolute and Growth ratings. 12 schools were rated “Excellent,” nine were rated “Good,” and four were rated “Average.” No schools rated “Below Average” or “At-Risk” in any category.

“We are very proud of the hard work of our students and teachers and feel that our success is a direct result of their commitment to our schools,” said superintendent Dr. Kelly Pew. “We recognize that we must continue to provide support to our students and teachers as we implement new standards and assessments in our school district.”

Every school maintained or improved its Absolute rating from 2011, with Crosswell Elementary, Liberty High and Pickens High improving. Nine schools — Crosswell Elementary, East End Elementary, McKissick Elementary, West End Elementary, Dacusville Middle, Liberty Middle, Gettys Middle, Liberty High and Pickens High — improved their growth ratings over 2011.

However, the Growth ratings regressed for A.R. Lewis Elementary, Central Elementary, Daniel High and Easley High. All four schools still earned a “Good” or “Excellent” Absolute rating.