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School and District Report Cards: Statement from Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon


"Today (November 29, 2018), the South Carolina Department of Education and the Education Oversight Committee released school and district report cards as part of the state’s merged state and federal accountability system. For Richland One, the report cards represent one set of measures that we will review and analyze, along with other data, as we focus on areas for improvement and growth.


Each elementary, middle and high school received an Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average or Unsatisfactory overall performance rating for the school. Richland One schools received five Excellent, six Good, 19 Average, 11 Below Average and five Unsatisfactory.


We appreciate our principals, teachers and support staff for their ongoing work to increase academic achievement and opportunities and outcomes for our students. Schools will be sharing additional information about the report cards in the upcoming weeks."


Craig Witherspoon, Ed.D.




Additional Resources:

The Education Oversight Committee has developed a Guide to the 2018 SC School Report Cards.


The U.S. Department of Education has developed A Parent Guide to State and Local Report Cards.


Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states must identify schools that meet certain criteria that classify them as schools in need of improvement. The South Carolina Department of Education has developed a  South Carolina School Improvement Designation document explaining the criteria, identifications, and support these schools receive. The list of schools classified under each improvement designation will be released soon.