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For the 2021 school year, there are 35 public schools in Beaufort County, SC, serving 23,162 students. Beaufort County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Carolina.
Beaufort County, SC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Beaufort County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of South Carolina public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Beaufort County, SC are Bluffton High School, May River High School and Hilton Head Island High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 49% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the South Carolina public school average of 15:1.

Top Beaufort County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Bluffton High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    12 H. E. Mccracken Circle
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 706-8800

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,175 student
  • May River High School Math: 76% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    601 New Riverside Road
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 836-4900

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,223 student
  • Hilton Head Island High School Math: 75% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    70 Wilborn Road
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
    (843) 689-4800

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,322 student
  • Battery Creek High School Magnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1 Blue Dolphin Drive
    Beaufort, SC 29906
    (843) 322-5500

    Grades: 9-12 | 787 students
  • Whale Branch Early College High School Magnet School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    169 Detour Road
    Seabrook, SC 29940
    (843) 466-2700

    Grades: 9-12 | 476 students
  • Beaufort High School Magnet School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    84 Sea Island Parkway
    Beaufort, SC 29907
    (843) 322-2000

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,356 student
  • Coosa Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    45 Middle Road
    Beaufort, SC 29907
    (843) 322-6100

    Grades: PK-5 | 531 students
  • Riverview Charter School Charter School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    81 Savannah Highway
    Beaufort, SC 29906
    (843) 379-0133

    Grades: K-8 | 646 students
  • Okatie Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    53 Cherry Point Road
    Okatie, SC 29909
    (843) 322-7700

    Grades: PK-5 | 606 students
  • River Ridge Academy Magnet School
    Math: 61% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3050 River Ridge Drive
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 836-4600

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,189 student
  • Pritchardville Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    9447 Evan Way
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 707-0500

    Grades: PK-5 | 819 students
  • Bridges Preparatory School Charter School
    Math: 55% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1100 Boundary Street
    Beaufort, SC 29901
    (843) 982-7737

    Grades: K-10 | 664 students
  • Red Cedar Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    11 Box Elder Lane
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 707-0600

    Grades: PK-5 | 671 students
  • Hilton Head Island Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    30 School Road
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
    (843) 342-4100

    Grades: 1-5 | 944 students
  • Bluffton Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    160 H. E. Mccracken Circle
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 706-8500

    Grades: PK-5 | 653 students
  • Michael C. Riley Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    200 Burnt Church Road
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 706-8300

    Grades: PK-5 | 778 students
  • Mossy Oaks Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2510 Mossy Oaks Boulevard
    Beaufort, SC 29902
    (843) 322-2900

    Grades: PK-5 | 410 students
  • Hilton Head Island School For The Creative Arts Magnet School
    Math: 48% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    10 Wilborn Drive
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
    (843) 342-4380

    Grades: PK-5 | 681 students
  • H. E. Mccracken Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    250 H. E. Mccracken Circle
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 706-8700

    Grades: 6-8 | 738 students
  • Beaufort Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 41% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2501 Mossy Oaks Boulevard
    Beaufort, SC 29902
    (843) 322-5700

    Grades: 6-8 | 492 students
  • Hilton Head Island Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    55 Wilborn Road
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
    (843) 689-4500

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,003 student
  • Bluffton Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    30 New Mustang Road
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 707-0700

    Grades: 6-8 | 766 students
  • Lowcountry Montessori School Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    749 Broad River Drive
    Beaufort, SC 29906
    (843) 322-0577

    Grades: PK-12 | 351 students
  • Beaufort Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 35% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1800 Prince Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902
    (843) 322-2600

    Grades: PK-5 | 482 students
  • Lady's Island Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    30 Cougar Drive
    Beaufort, SC 29907
    (843) 322-3100

    Grades: 6-8 | 550 students
  • Broad River Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    474 Broad River Road
    Beaufort, SC 29906
    (843) 322-8400

    Grades: PK-5 | 480 students
  • Port Royal Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1214 Paris Avenue
    Port Royal, SC 29935
    (843) 322-0820

    Grades: PK-5 | 188 students
  • St. Helena Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1025 Sea Island Parkway
    Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
    (843) 838-0300

    Grades: PK-5 | 399 students
  • Lady's Island Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    73 Chowan Creek Bluff
    Beaufort, SC 29907
    (843) 322-2240

    Grades: PK-5 | 336 students
  • Whale Branch Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    15 Stuart Point Road
    Seabrook, SC 29940
    (843) 466-1000

    Grades: PK-4 | 522 students
  • Joseph S. Shanklin Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    121 Morrall Drive
    Beaufort, SC 29906
    (843) 466-3400

    Grades: PK-5 | 380 students
  • Robert Smalls International Academy Magnet School
    Math: 26% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    43 W. K. Alston Drive
    Beaufort, SC 29906
    (843) 322-2500

    Grades: PK-8 | 708 students
  • Whale Branch Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2009 Trask Parkway
    Sheldon, SC 29941
    (843) 466-3000

    Grades: 5-8 | 367 students
  • Islands Academy Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2900 Mink Point Boulevard
    Beaufort, SC 29902
    (843) 322-0733

    Grades: 6-12 | 54 students
  • Hilton Head Island Early Childhood Center
    165 Pembroke Drive
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
    (843) 689-0400

    Grades: PK-K | 415 students
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