Honors & Awards

  • Teacher of the Year 

    Mrs. April Bryant

    Support Staff Person of the Year 

    Ms. Caitlin Salerno

    Apple Distinguished School

    In 2017, JBE was one of 175 schools world wide to recieve the 2 years distinction of being an Apple Distinguished School as well as each teacher has become an Apple Certified Educaor.  

    Common Sense School

    In a committment to provideing safe internet safety for our teachers and our students, each teacher has ben certified as a Common Sense Educator. As well, JBE was recognized as a Common Sense School Award

    Alliance for Healthier Generation

    Jesse Boyd has been awarded this pretious honor for three years in row for our outstanding work in improving the health of students and faculty.

    Golden Shoe Winner 

    SC Safe Routes to School honored JBE for our commitment to creating physical activity opportunities for our students and increasing the number of students walking to school.

    Community Champion Award 

    Jesse Boyd was honored for the collaborate work done in turning our teacher’s lounge into a faculty workout gym.

    Palmetto Finest Finalist

    In 2012, Jesse Boyd was named one of two finalist for the prestigous Palmetto Finest Award.

    Golden Carrot Runner Up 

    The United States Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine awarded JBE the runner up in a national competition for Jesse Boyd’s efforts in promoting healthy eating to our students.

    Red Carpet School 

    Jesse Boyd was honored with the SC State Department of Education’s Red Carpet award to recognize our success at creating family-friendly school environments and providing excellent customer service.


    A variety of teachers have won grants to provide opportunities for students. Recent grant winners include: Sarah Kate Abee, Kevin Brabham, Dustin Kite, Kimbra Hawkins, Kimberly Alverson, Alice Scoggins, Lindy Sanders, Audrey Amos, Meredith Rose, Patricia Pressley, and Carrie Shoolbred.

    Riley Award Finalist 

    Jesse Boyd and the SIC were honored by the state of SC School Improvement Council Board of Trustees as one of five finalists for the Dick Riley School Improvement Council of the Year award.

    Upstate Students Making a Difference 

    Four Jesse Boyd students have been selected as Parent Magazine’s 10 students who are making a difference. In 2014, Ellis Page was awarded this for his efforts in beginning a tutoring program at Jesse Boyd during 5th grade recess and in 2015, Chase Rose was awarded this for his efforts in beginning a community wide, random acts of kindness initiative. In 2016, Madison Cooksey was awarded and in 2018, Knox Eaton was awarded this honor.  

    Palmetto Gold Award 

    Jesse Boyd Elementary was named a Palmetto Gold winner for outstanding student acheivement by the State Department of Education

    IB World School

    Jesse Boyd Elementary was fully authorized as an IB World School by the IB Organization in the spring of 2011 and reauthorized in May of 2015.

    South Carolina Elementary Principal of the Year 

    In 2013, Principal Meredith Rose was serving as our school’s assistant principal and received the SCASA’s highest honor for assistant principals and was named the SC Assistant Principal of the Year. Mrs. Rose was then honored by the National Association of Elementary School principals as their National AP of the year and she became a NSU-NAESP National Scholarship Fellow.