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9-12
Public district
Hilton Head Island, SC
Students enrolled: 1,285
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70 Wilborn Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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(843) 689-4800
(843) 689-4948
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September 12, 2014
This school has a great group of parent volunteers and community support. Students are held to high expectations and have proven success in their academics and athletics.

- submitted by a teacher

August 24, 2014
Graduated from Hilton Head Island High School in 2014. this school was/still is extremely over-populated. There weren't enough desks in almost every class I took for both my junior and senior year here. The students were fine, and most of the teachers were decent. Easy classes. Uniforms were ridiculously strict, also. The principal and other staff were overly controlling over the most unnecessary things, but they never focused on real issues that actually mattered. Over 30 students were in most of my classes during my senior year. they should either open another public school on the other side of the island, or make the classrooms themselves larger. walking in the halls gave me full on anxiety because they only gave us 2 & a half minutes in-between classes, while people are stepping on you due to the hallways being so narrow, crowded, and small. The classes were 2 hours long each and the teachers didn't give you anything to do for the last 45 minutes. The school campus is a maze. it was also extremely difficult to navigate through the school and find your classes. overall, the school is a mess, but unfortunately, there aren't many other options in hilton head. good luck

- submitted by a student

July 03, 2014
Both of my children attended HHHS - my son graduated and is in college and my daughter is a an upcoming senior. I think Amanda O'Nan is a very involved and caring principal. There is a lot to deal with as an educator these days and I feel that with proper guidance and parental involvement your child will get a good education and get out of it what they put into it.

- submitted by a parent

July 01, 2014
Iam a grandparent in Florida, my grandaugther will be attending HHH . Even though the reviews or old the website seems to be outdated also, I will be paying close attention this year, maybe someone can send in some up to date reviews. Thanks grandma in fla.

- submitted by a community member

November 23, 2013
This school is a well-balanced school between lower classmen and upperclassmen. If you are a freshmen then you'll be placed into the 9th grade academy. It's basically just you and your whole grade having classes in the same hall, if not, one or two classes in the other hallways upperclassmen share. As a freshmen you also get a different block schedule and you have lunch with your whole grade and a couple of upperclassmen. However you'll definitely have upperclassmen in you're 4th block just because your schedule will collide with theirs. Overall HHI is a party school but the students keep it at a decent level and have academic levels pretty high! Bird gang till I die! GO SEAHAWKS!!

- submitted by a student

September 22, 2013
Great school. The IB Program is wonderful, and the staff is fantastic, and the leadership is very strong. A safe and healthy environment for students, lots of support.

- submitted by a student

August 30, 2012
I graduated from this school in 2008 with an IB Diploma. Contrary to some beliefs, I am not from a family with money, as was evidenced by our struggle to pay the mortgage every month back then. If you want to succeed in high school you can do it here. Contrary to some "tracking" beliefs, it really is up to the individual. I just recently graduated from George Washington University and even though I have a lot of debt, I can't regret my education for a minute. The IB program in conjunction with the arts programs offered at HHIH opened the door to my education and current success.

- submitted by a student

April 13, 2011
I am not a fan of HHHS. From what I saw, this school implies a tracking system which allowed for lower performing students to fall through the cracks. I have seen the kinds of students who prosper after graduation, they are the ones with money, the ones that were pushed into AP and IB courses in high school and whose parents had pull. On the other spectrum, the lower performing students are now at low end jobs, single parents, and going no where. I unfortunately never met a teacher who genuinely seemed interested in their students actually succeeding or pushed or motivated me in any sort of way. I am now luckily at a top college in the state, but that is in no way thanks to Hilton Head High. Go to Prep if you have the chance, everyone succeeds, not just a lucky few like HHHS.

- submitted by a student

October 06, 2010
The school is great. It is well run, the students are in uniform and the halls are quiet and orderly. The IB program is wonderful. It is very vigorous and really prepares students for college. The teachers are top rate. There are also many AP courses available. Generally we have been very satisfied with the caliber of learning that is expected and the range of classes offered.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 08, 2008
The teachers are amazing, the International Baccalaureate program is not a sham. It is highly recognized world wide and any student that has endured it will be well prepared for college and the business world.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2007
I am hoping that the new principal will hold true to her promise of structure and discipline. This is a school of have and have nots and in the past if you were'nt at the top of the heap you were headed for trouble while other parents bought their kids out of trouble. The IB program is a sham. The majority of the instructors were'nt properly trained

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2007
Hilton Head High School is amazing. I dont think there is much else to say. It is a whole lot better than any of the other schools on Hilton Head, private included. I have been through the entire school system and currently have a 4.9 GPA. The IB program is awesome, and the teachers are dedicated. The atmosphere is comforting, not overwhelming, and it helps students put forth their best effort. Overall, Hilton Head High School is a great school. I am being a bit lax on my choice of words, but I dont know what else to say! Its great!

- submitted by a student

July 24, 2005
Hilton Head High is an excellent school! The teachers are fantastic, dedicated, knowledgable and willing to work with students. The administration is also dedicated to making HHHS the best that it can be. I feel that it prepares students well for future endeavors and offers them a well-rounded foundation and quality education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 16, 2005
Some parts of HHHS are so old need major attention. Mold is a big problem and contributes to students and staff not feeling well. It just doesn't make for a suitable learning environment.

- submitted by a student

January 03, 2005
Hilton Head High School provides a great deal of art programs for students. Now with the opening of the Bluffton High School, HHHS has less students and teachers are able to spend more one on one time with students having trouble. The problem at the school is not the teachers, it is the principal. She does not know what she is doing and she needs to focus on things that are more important. I know first hand because I graduated from HHHS in 2004.

- submitted by a parent

December 22, 2004
Having graduated Hilton Head High School in 2003 I believe that I have earned the right to speak about some of the things that I encountered. The school is definantly not as bad as everyone says it is. I loved HHH and know first hand that the problems did not start until the 'new' principle came in 2001. I'm not going to mention names but parents and students know who i'm talking about. However, my teatchers were willing to take the time with us to make sure we understood what was being taught, and we did not move to the next lesson until every student had a grasp. The only huge problem I found with it was the bus schedule. But that is not HHH problem it is LaidLaws problem that needs to be addressed. But now that I have graduated and have an excellent career myself, thank you HHH.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2004
It is totally unbelievable that in an affluent community such as HH such a filthy, overcrowded institution exists. Those that can afford private schools replace parent responsibility with tution payments and the milieu in those schools refelect exactly that. When I have complained to the State Department of Education about the situation here. I was informed that my sitiuation was not an isolated one and I was advised to move. Want to buy a house?

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2004
Both of my children graduated from this outstanding school. It offers a variety of strands to meet the diverse needs of the population. From the top students through to the most challenged, there is something for everyone. International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses challenge the best and brightest. A top-notch vocational program (at an alternative site) is available for the students more geared toward a career after graduation. The arts department is the crowned jewel of the school. Both performing and visual arts programs are exemplary.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
This school would be so much better is the community was more involved and the leadership was worth listening to. Granted I had some great teachers while I was there, they need to find a leader that will listen to the students as well as the teachers.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2003
As a parent involved with the school/s here and having gone on many class trips. It is a very sad state that our schools are more concerned about how the 'numbers' look than teaching our children. Drug/alcohol abuse is abundant with little or no effort put into stopping it. This is a beautiful town we live in when we look at it with blinders, underneath the beauty lies many lost children and a system that is finding ways to make everything look good on paper to prove that there is not a problem here. Where is the concern? Had I known now what I do now I would not of moved here and placed my kids in such a place where they become a small number rather than one of the many building blocks of this country's future.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2003
I moved here with my daughter in 9/02 from Connecticut. She entered 10th grade. This school is far behind everything that we were used too. The drug and violence situation is worse, the teacher competency and quality is worse. They have lower standards for the students along with the fact that they are behind academically. It was a big mistake and I feel I have jeopardized my daughters future. Now I am looking into home schooling. Very unfortunate

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2003
I have two sons - one is in middle and the other one graduated from Hilton Head High School in 1994. We moved here from West Palm Beach, FL after living there 20 years. But my oldest son did not like the fact that he had to catch the bus at 6:15 a.m. and did not get to the school until almost 8:00. So, after 6 weeks he went back to West Palm Beach to live with his dad. When he was entering the ninth grade (three years later) he moved to Hilton Head to live with me. However, the high school was really behind Florida schools. Everything his counselor in Hilton Head told him to take, he had already had it in Florida. So, back to Florida to in order to get an education. He is now 27 and an engineer but I don't think he would have made it if he had stayed in SC and got his education here. He did, however, go to the Univeristy of South Carolina (Columbia) to get this engineering degree. But the schools here in Hilton Head were not as good as the schools in Florida.

- submitted by a community member

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Hilton Head Island High School
70 Wilborn Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC  29926
(843) 689-4800
Last modified Hilton Head Island High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hilton Head Island High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top