The SC Department of Education has announced its Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for school years ending in 2018 and 2019. Dreher was awarded the Palmetto Silver for both years.
According to the SC Department of Education webpage:
As an important part of the education accountability system in South Carolina, the Awards program is designed to recognize and reward schools for attaining high levels of absolute performance, for attaining high rates of growth, and for making substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between disaggregated groups."
The 2018-2019 Accountability Manual for Public Schools in South Carolina states that high schools are awarded based upon four indicators: "Academic Achievement, Preparing for Success, Graduation Rate, and College/Career Readiness."
The Silver award requires a minimum rating of Good on 3 out of the 4 indicators, no rating lower than Average on the fourth indicator and an overall report card rating of Average or above.
Congratulations, Dreher students and staff!