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Bluffton High School

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Posted August 21, 2013

I moved from New York to Bluffton. I went through the schools, and I absolutely hate it. It's a "Who you know" type of school. The ignorance, and lack of diversity is terrible. As a student, I saw it all. The grossest classrooms or bathrooms-the rudest teachers-rude kids-and an administration that DOES NOT CARE. Every year more teachers quit then I have seen. It really has ruined my student life. Uniforms are not too bad, as a student it's just annoying and hard. The uniforms are not strict at all but when they decide to be strict it throws everyone off. There have been days I went into school and 100 kids would be late for first block because of lousy administration deciding to do their job. NOT WORTH IT.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2013

The school hosted a open house last week. I have never seen more unorganized fiasco. Envision 900 kids in a room trying to get their schedules will no semblance of order. We left after standing in line for 30 minutes(and didn't move. Doesn't speak to highly of the admin staff that organized this event. The school is average at best, only 72% met the English standards and 64% met the math standard in 2013. The school is about 50% minorities. The busing system is mismanaged. Students have to be picked up at ridiculous times before school. For example my child has to catch the bus at 630am and gets to school at 700am (the school is only 1.5 miles away). Oh and school doesn't start until 745am. Try to push your child towards the AP and honor classes. The main-stream classes are NCLB dumbed-down and "teaching to test" is the norm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

I just moved from a small town school and I love it here. The school is much larger which means that it has more teachers and better classes. When I first moved here and found out it had a/b schedule I was a little angry but it turns out that a/b is the greatest thing ever only 4 classes a day and get out at 2:30. This school is great
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2009

If you are considering a move to Beaufort County and will be sending your children to Bluffton High School, think again! I have been very disappointed in the quality of education in this school and even more disappointed in the poor quality administration. My husband and I would not have moved here if we had known about the poor education our children were to receive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Bluffton High is a great school and I really enjoy being a student from there. The sports are becoming better and better. Academically, the teachers are preparing us for college. There is not a better school to go to in the Beaufort County district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2008

I have 2 teens in 10th grade. BHS is very new school with state-of -the-art classrooms and equipment. Very caring teachers, glad to stay after school to help kids catch up. ROTC raises the flag ea. morning, they say the pledge of allegiance, they teach all the alternatives to evolution! Hurray! We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

we just moved from the northand the climate of the school is open and warm. My children have been spoken to and interviewed for the best fit possible academically. They focus on my child achieving and preparing for their futures. I am looking forward to the next few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2007

Very good school that is beginning to take shape in its academics, sports, and after-school clubs.
—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.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled64%
Not disabled98%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant96%

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled28%
Not disabled94%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant90%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%
English I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
75%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
58%
U.S. History

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
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 57% 53%
Hispanic 22% 7%
Black 19% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12 H.E. McCracken Circle
Bluffton, SC 29910
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