Honors & Awards

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    Pine Street Elementary School is accredited with one of the most notable fine arts programs in the state of South Carolina and is part of District 7’s Odyssey program for gifted and talented students. The school’s rigorous academic curriculum is enhanced by instruction in drawing and painting, graphic design, ballet, jazz, creative movement, dramatic interpretation, puppetry, and creative writing. With its niche focus in the arts, Pine Street School was named an ABC (Arts in the Basic Curriculum) site by the South Carolina Arts Commission in 1989 and is a model site for schools across the state and the nation.  The following honors and distinctions speak to the school’s motto that, “Excellence is expected and is our standard.”  


    Pine Street School, Awards and Accolades

    • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    • One of 2 schools in the Upstate to maintain an Absolute Rating of Excellent on the state report card since, since the inception of this metric in 2001
    • Over 50% of Pine Street students are enrolled in Odyssey, the District’s gifted and talented program
    • Palmetto Gold Winner
    • Healthy School Award
    • Red Carpet School Award Winner
    • South Carolina Exemplary Writing School
    • Named a Champion of the Environment by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
    • Honored as a Kennedy Center School of Distinction since 2013
    • Recipient of the SC Distinguished Arts Program Arts Curricular Innovation Grant
    • Home of sensational school-wide musicals including; Annie, Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and The Beast, Snoopy, and 101 Dalmatians – just to name a few.
    • Recipient of the South Carolina Palmetto Gold Award annually
    • Palmetto’s Finest Award
    • Healthy School Award
    • School of Promise 
    • Kennedy Center School of Distinction


    Pine St. Foundation

    In addition to a devoted faculty and staff, the parents of Pine Street students have a proud reputation for diving into the life of the school with tremendous love and loyalty. In fact, The Pine Street School Foundation was formed in 2009 by a group of parents and grandparents seeking to help ensure that Pine Street Elementary School has the resources needed to enhance an already exceptional educational experience. Thanks to annual gift support from nearly 200 friends and local businesses, the Foundation has invested more than $223,000 in grants to teachers and is consistently supportive of their time and talent.