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Beaufort High School

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Posted May 21, 2010

I have been mentoring students for 15 years, the last four of which have been at BHS. I can say that Beaufort teens have their share of issues, and almost all of the administration, teachers, and Staff at BHS work very hard to meet those challenges with the students best interests in mind. The 'small school' format that Dr. Durbin instituted several years ago has really improved the atmosphere and relationships within the school. Whether a student wants to excel academically, artistically, or athletically BHS allows them every opportunity to do so. Their is fairly high school spirit, especially considering the transient nature of the community. On the whole Beaufort High has been one of the best schools I have worked with.


Posted September 16, 2009

My 3rd daughter is now in the school! Great staff and educators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

I'm a sophomore at BHS. Like most students, there are always problems, but overall, I find it fantastic at Beaufort High. BHS is very focused on preparing students for college/work. There are many sports and extracurricular activities that you can take part in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2008

This is the best school that I have ever been to! I graduated before the new school was built. I would highly recommend this school!


Posted September 25, 2007

I am a past parent of a Beaufort High School student who graduated in 2006. My experience as a parent was a pleasurable one. Our son attended Advanced Placement and IB classes. The teachers were highly skilled and offered very competitive curriculums. There was an underlying humane and caring approach to teaching. My son attributes his ease into his university setting to the classes he took at Beaufort High School. The front desk staff was unusually gracious(in comparision to the elementary and middle school experience) always pleasant and made it easy to visit. The current principal is a maverick in his own right. Throughout my son's Beaufort County education I encountered administrators who seemed complacent with the status quo of students and relied on statistic that indicated that certain demographics of students were bound to fail. Durbin actively addresses problems and seeks solutions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

Our family has lived in many states and this is the worst school by far. Grade A on crushing students' spirit. We will be moving next year just to get away from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

The administration at Beaufort High School is more concerned with their own advancement and recognition than the students. This is not a school for college bound individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

As a current student (junior), Beaufort High is okay. At times things can be crazy, but overall its a good school. We have a good atheltic department, teachers are helpful when they can get to you and the principal is very communitive and everything is nice. Espcially, me for example, since my freshmen year, I noticed that you not only create bond with others, but with your teachers as well. Besides the overcrowding, I believe that Beaufort High is a good school to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2005

I'm an undergraduate at George Washington University with a major in English and a minor in Political Science. I graduated from Beaufort High with the IB diploma in May of 2005. This school is a program driven! If you are involved in a good extracurricular program like the Debate team and/or the Mock Trial team (both run by Mark Davis), you will go extremely far! I enjoyed attending this first-rate school and that's coming from a student who spent time in Japan (in some of the best schools in the world). This is a top drawer public education institution.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 8, 2005

Beaufort high school is the best high school I've ever attended, although I've only been to 1 other different high school, I know that this school has the potential to knock any other schools off the charts! Faculty and staff are great. Once you get to know them a little...but other than that the high school is pure exellence! So for any first timers at BHS 'home of the eagles', youll do great at BHS no matter what!...oh yeah...keep the good work up eagles!(that goes out to the football team) :)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2005

I will graduate from BHS on May 19,2005, and my experieces at Beaufort High has greatly influenced me to continue my education. I thank all administration and teachers for making my high school years a success.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2005

I graduated from BHS in 2001, and I loved it. Although some of the administration and faculty were questionable sometimes, the majority were outstanding. If one takes advantage of the advanced curriculums BHS offers, one will definitely benefit from what this school has to offer. I was involved in several academic organizations, as well as the Pre-IB/AP programs. If I had any problems with faculty, the administration took care of it right away. The individual who stated this school is 'wack' obviously, judging by his/her grammar and limited vocabulary, has not taken advantage of the incredible opportunities this school offers. It is people such as these that give this school a bad name. -A. Hamm, c/o 2001, USC Senior
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 27, 2005

Beaufort High School is so wack. I am a student there. They do not have no learning activites for students.The teachers and adminstrators are so fake.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2004

I am a Student that moved from New York State and i moved down here and started in this school i LOVE this school It is great it is the BEST school i have attended so far!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2004

Beaufort High is the best. I switched from private school to here, and I love it. Im really being challenged throught the PIB program, and the social atmosphere is great! I love all my teachers!
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled64%
Not disabled95%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant92%

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled57%
Not disabled90%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
70%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

390 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
34%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 53%
Black 41% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Beaufort, SC 29907
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