Two Horry County schools reach finals for Palmetto’s Finest awards

vgrooms@thesunnews.comJanuary 9, 2014 

Midland Elementary School in Galivants Ferry and Forestbrook Middle School in Myrtle Beach are among the nine state finalists for the 2014 Palmetto’s Finest Schools Awards, which are presented by the S.C. Association of School Administrators.

The 17 schools that applied last fall for Palmetto’s Finest went through an extensive evaluation process, including a 20-page application surveying student achievement, instructional programs, professional learning communities and school culture, and an onsite evaluation.

Finalists will have a second onsite evaluation and will learn the results March 26, with SC ETV streaming the announcement live to each school. Other finalists are Okatie Elementary School, Beaufort County; Boiling Springs Middle School, Spartanburg District 2; Landrum Middle School, Spartanburg District 1; Camden High School, Kershaw County; Clover High School, York District 2; Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science, Fairfield County; and Howe Hall Arts Infused Magnet School, Berkeley County.

The award is in its 36th year and has been won recently by schools in Horry County. Loris Middle School won in 2010-11, followed by Burgess Elementary School in 2011-12.

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