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North Augusta-area schools are all average or better-than, according to the South Carolina Department of Education's report cards.

For the first time in a "very long time," there are no "Unsatisfactory" schools in the Aiken County School District, according to a press release.

"There are so many things to celebrate it’s difficult to know where to start,” said King Laurence, Interim Superintendent of Aiken County Public Schools in the release. “Obviously, we’re thrilled with the significant increases in overall performance ratings. It’s clear evidence that we’re delivering on the promise that in Aiken County there will be no ‘have and have not’ schools. Performance has increased at every single level – elementary, middle and high school – and for the first time in a very long time, we have no schools rated as ‘Unsatisfactory’ in Aiken County.”

North Augusta High School and North Augusta Elementary School each received a rating of "Excellent."

Belvedere Elementary, Hammond Hill Elementary and Paul Knox Middle schools received a rating of "Good."

North Augusta Middle School and and Mossy Creek Elementary were rated as "Average."

Fox Creek High School, located in Edgefield County, received a rating of "Good" from the state department.

Lindsey Hodges is a general assignment reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star. Follow her on Twitter at @LindseyNHodges. 

Lindsey is the North Augusta reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2017, and grew up in Hodges, SC.