Gettys Greatness

Academic Excellence:

Received "Good" Absolute Rating on 2019, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 SC Report Card. 2012 had highest index our school has received in ten years and higher than 70% of the middle schools in the state. In addition, 2019 featured the largest percent increase in students meeting or exceeding state benchmarks in 6th grade Math. 

Palmetto Silver Award Winner by State Department of Education for consistently high student achievement over a three year period in 2012 and 2013

National District Accreditation by AdvancEd: 2018, 2013, 2008

National Distinguished School for Project Lead the Way and STEM 2020, 2019 and 2018

National Men's Health Magazine FitSchool of the Year 2007-2008

South Carolina DHEC "All Health Team" for Reading and Riding Program 2008

State Vex Robotics Team Winners 2017 and 2018 with Top 40 worldwide finish

ING Grant Award Winner For Physical Fitness 2009, 2010 and 2011

SC State Writing Award Winner: Champions of the Environment-2009 and Lt. Gov District Winner 2012, Lt. Gov District Winner 2013

NASSP Prudential Community Service Award in SC-2009

South Carolina Geography Bee Winner and National Geography Bee participant in Washington D.C.-2008

Best Overall Science Fair Project of all middle schools in Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Counties- 2007

Middle Passage Mentoring Partnership with Clemson University's Call Me Mister Program 2007

School of Promise by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators for commitment and dedication of providing five resources to children: mentor, protect, nurture, prepare and serve in 1999.

Athletic Championships:

Football Champions 7-1 record Tri County Middle School Athletic Association 2009
Football Champions 8-0 record Tri County Middle School Athletic Association 2008
Football Champions 7-1 record Tri County Middle School Athletic Association 2005 

Girls Basketball Regular Season Champions and Tournament Champions 2018

Volleyball Region Champions in 2019

Basketball Boys Regular Season Champions 

Middle School Athletic Association 2007 Basketball Boys Regular Season Champions

Outstanding Character and Service:

National Promising Practices Award Winner for Breaking Into Business and Gettys Gives Back Programs in 2011 as well as Pathways to Progress in 2013

Red Carpet Award Winning School 2009-2012

Awarded Safe Kids School of the Upstate 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

United Way Staff Donations

Top Fundraiser of Middle Schools for March of Dimes 2008

Top Fundraiser for Pennies for Prevention and preventing child abuse in 2008, 2007, 2005, 2003

Relay For Life Bronze Level Award Pickens County for students and staff

School District of Pickens County Service Learning Award 2004-2005

Shriners Children's Hospital Annual Spirit Link Fundraiser Award

United Christian Ministries Canned Food Drive 2007 "one of the largest contributions in 17 years"

Blanket Blitz for Pickens County-students and staff contributed over 60 blankets 2008