CSD Posts South Carolina’s Highest Graduation Rate
Clover School District (CSD) achieved the highest district graduation rate in the Palmetto State, according to new data released today.
The 96.6% high school graduation rate capped the good news released today as the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) issued State Report Cards.
The graduation rate showed improvement over last year’s 95.8% and is markedly higher than the state’s 83.8% graduation rate.
The report cards, which compile school and district performance on a number of assessments previously released by SCDE, compare student performance against a series of benchmarks and provide ratings in various categories, including Academic Achievement, Preparing for Success, English Learners’ Progress, Graduation Rate and College and Career Readiness.
Most CSD schools maintained the same overall rating they had in 2022. Two schools, Bethany Elementary and Griggs Road Elementary, showed improvement. Bethany Elementary improved to a “Good” rating over last year’s “Average” rating. Griggs Road Elementary improved to an “Excellent” rating over last year’s “Good” rating. Larne Elementary slipped to a “Good” rating after earning an “Excellent” rating last year.
Several schools are marked as “Not Rated” in the Multilingual Learners’ Progress category. These are schools that do not have a large enough Multilingual Learner population to generate a performance rating without compromising the confidentiality of individual students.
“Clover High School’s efforts at building relationships with students and nurturing them to graduation has really paid off. Their commitment to our tagline of ‘Each Child, Each Day…Excellence’ is clearly demonstrated in their achieving the state’s highest graduation rate. I am proud of the students and staff who persevered to ensure that so many students would earn their diplomas and get a good start in life,” said Superintendent Dr. Sheila Quinn.