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Beaufort, SC
Students enrolled: 757

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1 Blue Dolphin Dr
Beaufort, SC 29906

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(843) 322-5545
(843) 322-5608
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May 11, 2015
I know nothing about your school except that you have some great students there. My grand daughter had scoliosis and had to have a metal rod put in her spine to straighten it. That was done last year at the age of sixteen. The bottom of the spine did not heal and a screw came loose causing her to go back last week for another surgery. Both times she was given a build a bear which is what they do at Shriners Hospital in Greenville. The one she got last week was donated by your high school. I want to say thank you for the kindness shown in donating these bears. They mean a lot to my grand daughter and I will never forget the this wonderful deed. Thank you to all of the students there.

- submitted by a community member

March 25, 2015
I had reservations, given my child's quiet personality, about him attending this school but I have been very pleased with it. The guidance counselors have been extremely accommodating and my child is happy with the program he is enrolled in and the classes he has. Next year he will attend TCL to complete his senior year of high school for Battery Creek and his first year of college. He has been given more opportunities here than any of my children in any other states we have lived (we are a military family with four children). High school kids will still be teenagers but he hasn't had any issues and has made great friends.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2014
Battery creek This school is a bad school. My daughter was bullied. I reported it in January 2014 and kept reporting it with evidence till school let out. I even told them I was concerned my daughter might do something to herself. They did nothing. So in August before school started again I went to them with more evidence and concerns. Still nothing happened till the girl approached my daughter at school. I called and yes I yelled but what else am I suppose to do. They gave the girl two days in school suspension. She went right back to bullying my daughter. Well my daughter had enough and took a bunch of pills. The school never call to see how she was nothing. I just went to dis enroll her and the principle diened my acces to walk my child to the class so her teachers can sign off. I just put second call into the district. Waiting. Hoping for a better out come but this is not they way children and parents should be treated.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2014
Safe, sound and secure. Battery Creek High School has become the high school of choice in the Beaufort Community based on a faculty that encourages students, a great administrative team, and excellent support staff. Students are encouraged to get along with one another, build community, and learn! We are pleased with the well rounded education our child receives and the emphasis on life values and community building rather than test scores.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2014
We had or pick of which local high school to have our daughter attend. We knew we were going against the trend but we selected Battery Creek. We chose BCHS due to a few factors; 1. We spoke to teachers that we knew from both schools. 2. Smaller class sizes and less crowding. 3. Strenghth of the strings program 4. Witnessing and hearing about the improvements being made. My daughter is now almost finished with her Sophmore year. She is a leader, an all A student in Honors and AP classes, and is playing a sport in addition to flourishing in her musical activities. We are very pleased with BCHS. There are improvements that will take time - test scores and sports records but progress is happening at a good pace. We have had no behavior issues and due to having teacher info from both schools we hear the behavior/fighting/drug issues at the other high school are more common than at BCHS.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2012
I came into this school with a target on me, because of my brothers reputation. I no longer attend this school because of personal problems but I have to say Battery Creek isnt as bad as everyone makes it out to be. There are some teachers who aren't there for the right reasons, such as the chrous teacher who left the day of the concert. There are amazing teachers who care and will do anything to help. People are easy to get along with for the most part, and ROTC runs everything. I do have one complaint. If your not a favorite of the principals they will call you out for everything, unless they've given up on you. I was the sort of kid who speaks her mind all the time, and who ended up in ISS alot. So when I wore tank tops to school they picked their battles. Also, going to this school means everything your school does, or when people who dont go there find out you go to "Creek" they will compare EVERYTHING you do to Beaufort High. Everything,

- submitted by a community member

January 05, 2012
If your reading these reviews, check the date. Our school has really improved over the last few years. At first, I didn't really like it, although during my freshmen year I had GREAT teachers. I had a few rough teachers, but overall they care, and really great with staying after school to help you. It's up to you to enjoy school, once you get involved the school is a lot more fun. By doing student government, you can even make changes. Last year, I wrote a proposal, to clean up the bathrooms, make them more sanitary, and more private. The changes were made immediately. Through sports, student government, plenty of other clubs, and a great MCJROTC program, I learned how to be a leader. And the education you receive depends on the classes you sign up for, and the effort you put in. Battery Creek is also really safe, they have a good security system, and (even though I don't like it) we have uniforms, and the administrators are pretty good about enforcing the rules. . I'm a senior, and I feel like Battery Creek has done a good job preparing me for college, through experiences with AP, IB, and community college classes. I'd recommend BC for anyone.

- submitted by a student

July 20, 2011
my daughter goes to battery creek, i did not like the school it same to me that that some of the teachers dont care. You have kids out of control always fighting. I do like Mr. burnes, he is trying his best at that school. I want her to to go to beaufort high, that school is no better. She will be a junior, this year so I hope they make some changes. Some students want to learn others dont.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2011
i am currently enrolled in Battery Creek High and is going into my third year. the school is great and our principal is wonderful and would do anything in his power to help any student. Creek gets a bad rep from people complaining of violence and drugs, but most of those people turn a blind eye to Beaufort High, who has various gangs and has staff members who deal drugs to the students, i fell safe at Battery Creek and nothing could ever make me want to leave it. Before you say anything bad about it or judge it or listen to any1 else about it, even me check it out yourself its a great school. heck the majority of it is run by their ROTC

- submitted by a student

May 13, 2011
I love BCHS. The teachers are great, the administration is good, and it's easy to make friends. Turn a blind eye to the minority of students who don't participate and you'll do absolutely great. Mr. Burnes is great and really cares about his students and his school. I have great teachers who care about my education and future as much as I do. Plenty of extracurriculars from FBLA to sports to an outstanding MCJROTC unit. This is a GREAT school, you just have to make it that way yourself. Participation and caring about your classwork will really get you a long way here. The school is great and many parts of our school are fun and educational at the same time. Teachers care and are great. This school has really improved. This great school gets better every day. Students here have soooooo much potential, but don't use it; that explains the low scores. If a student here truly cares about his work, she/he will go very far.

- submitted by a student

August 31, 2010
I am currently a senior at Battery Creek High School. Students in the Battery Creek school zone are very fortunate to have the oppurtunity to attend a school such as this. I miss a lot of school due to my infirmity. Battery Creek staff is helpful with getting my up to date with my work. They assign me a teacher who comes out to my home and teaches me all of my missed assignments. I am shocked by the reviews that claim that the teachers and Principal are uncaring. those statements are far from the truth. Principal Burns sincerly cares for the success and future of his students. I am glad that I attended Battery Creek High School. I am sure that my high school career has prepped me for college and overall life and its entirety.

- submitted by a student

May 16, 2010
My oldest daughter went to BCHS for her junior year, and I did everything in my power to make sure she didn't go back for her senior year. The teachers spend more time trying to maintain chaos than actually teaching. The administration turns a blind eye to the drug problem, gang problem, sexual harrassment problem, and every other issue. Many parents are using a friend/relative's address to get their kids enrolled in other schools in the area. DO NOT send your children to this school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 19, 2009
this is the worst school i have ever been to.the teacher do not care enough about the students who do come to class and want 2 learn but focus more on the students who want to fool around and not do the work.the principal does not try to solve any of the vadalism issue the drug usage on campus its rediculous.

- submitted by a student

September 28, 2008
I loved this school! I came in as a freshman. I found that it all depends on the classes you take. I took all honors classes and had no problems. I was also in MCJROTC and I have to say that this program was amazing and fun! You learn a lot about military and discipline and you get scholarships and your P.E. credits by taking this class. Mr. Burnes was very dedicated to making the school look good.

- submitted by a student

February 06, 2008
I rate this school a 1. I really do not think the principal and his staff cares about these kids. There are only a few teachers that may care and be really dedicated to doing a good job with teaching your kids. I am looking and hoping to pull my son from this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2007
I read the explanation of each category in Parents: Rate this school. In all honesty, I could not rate Battery Creek High School higher than a 2. Principal: My interaction him reveals little vision for the school. Teacher: My experience: One out of four teachers are really interested in teaching. I am hoping to move my child.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2005
Our daughter never felt safe in this school. Learning environment was hostile; many of her teachers spent more time babysitting then they did teaching. The Principal (no longer with the school) was a control freak who found in necessary to make announcements first thing in the morning and again at the end of the school day. Discipline was unfair, as students that were late to class (with an excuse) were not permitted to enter the classroom. I am sorry to have subjected my daughter to this reformatory.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2005
This is a typical school for the area. Heavy focus on sports, but diminished focus on the arts. The Marching Band has 40 members. This school went to quad 4 scheduling, where one quarter equals a semester, and it screwed up year round programs like Band. There is an undercurrent of racism which is followed closely. The school itself is large and institutional, but clean and free of vandalism. Most kids are bussed, some from as far as an hour out. The teachers for the most part are motivated and keep in contact with parents if the parents seek them out first.

- submitted by a parent

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Battery Creek High School
1 Blue Dolphin Dr, Beaufort, SC  29906
(843) 322-5545
Last modified Battery Creek High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Battery Creek High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top