The South Carolina Department of Education recently announced the recipients of the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for the 2012-13 school year.

The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program recognizes schools for academic achievement and improvement rates.

Awards are based on the criteria in the statewide Accountability Manual approved by the Education Oversight Committee for both general performance and working toward closing the achievement gap.

Within those two categories, a school may be awarded either the gold or silver designation.

The EOC revised the criteria for Palmetto Silver General Performance this year, reducing the number of eligible schools.

General PerformanceGold

Academic Magnet High

Charleston Developmental Academy Public Charter (Middle)

Charleston School of the Arts

Garrett Academy of Technology

Matilda F. Dunston Elementary

Military Magnet Academy

Boulder Bluff Elementary

Cane Bay Elementary

Cane Bay High

Cross High

Daniel Island School

Hanahan Elementary

Hanahan High

Hanahan Middle

Howe Hall Art Inflused Magnet School

Macedonia Middle

Marrington Middle

Sangaree Intermediate

Stratford High

Westview Middle

Alston Middle

Ashley Ridge High

Beech Hill Elementary

Charles B. Dubose Middle

Flowertown Elementary

Fort Dorchester Elementary

Fort Dorchester High

Gregg Middle

Joseph R. Pye Elementary

Knightsville Elementary

Newington Elementary

Oakbrook Elementary

Oakbrook Middle

R.H. Rollings Middle School of the Arts

Spann Elementary

Summerville Elementary

Summerville High

William M. Reeves Elementary

Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary

Williams Memorial Elementary

Silver

Charleston Developmental Academy Public Charter (Elementary)

Charleston Progressive Academy

James Simons Elementary

Devon Forest Elementary

Henry E. Bonner Elementary

Marrington Elementary

Westview Elementary

Whitesville Elementary

Eagle Nest Elementary

River Oaks Middle

Clay Hill Middle

Harleyville-Ridgeville Elementary

Woodland High

Closing the Achievement GapGold

Charleston School of the Arts

Berkeley Intermediate

Boulder Bluff Elementary

Cane Bay Elementary

Hanahan Elementary

Howe Hall Art Infused Magnet School

Marrington Middle

Flowertown Elementary

Fort Dorchester Elementary

Gregg Middle

Knightsville Elementary

Newington Elementary

R.H. Rollings Middle School of the Arts

Spann Elementary

Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary

Harleyville-Ridgeville Elementary

Silver

Charleston Developmental Academy Public Charter

James Simons Elementary

Matilda F. Dunston Elementary

Military Magnet Academy

Devon Forest Elementary

Macedonia Middle

Marrington Elementary

Sangaree Middle

Westview Elementary

Whitesville Elementary

Beech Hill Elementary

Charles B. Dubose Middle

Joseph R. Pye Elementary

Oakbrook Elementary

Oakbrook Middle

William M. Reeves Elementary