Friday, January 27, 2023 / by Sonya Reiselt
Are you planning to buy a home in Beaufort, Bluffton, or Hilton Head in 2023 and have children still in school? No doubt you want to make sure you find the best schools in the area. Beaufort County is home to a great selection of highly-rated schools. Niche.com rates schools across the country every year according to a wide range of factors. Here are the top 3 schools in the Beaufort area.
Okatie Elementary School
53 CHERRY POINT ROAD
BLUFFTON, SC 29909
#1 in Best Public Elementary Schools in Savannah Area
Okatie Elementary School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in BLUFFTON, SC. It has 563 students in grades PK, K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
One former student comments: "Okatie was by far the best experience I could have asked for as a student. All of the faculty is amazing and so welcoming. The school is very parent and student-oriented."
Riverview Charter School
81 SAVANNAH HIGHWAY
BEAUFORT, SC 29906
#1 Best Public Middle Schools in Beaufort County
#6 Best Charter Elementary Schools in South Carolina
#8 Best Charter Middle Schools in South Carolina
Riverview Charter School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in BEAUFORT, SC. It has 691 students in grades K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
An enthusiastic parent had this to say about Riverview: "Our experience with RCS has been extraordinary. We couldn’t ask for anything else in a school. Both of our children are excelling academically, our middle schooler is participating in their athletic program, which has been incredibly motivating for him. Both love going to school every day."
Hilton Head Island High School
70 WILBORN ROAD
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC 29926
#1 Best Public High Schools in Beaufort County
Hilton Head Island High School is a highly rated, public school located in HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC. It has 1,359 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
One senior notes: "My experience with Hilton Head Island High School was absolutely fantastic! There are so many interactive clubs and activities that make you become involved with the High School community and other communities outside of it. The classes that you can take in the high school are very rigorous and very fun and they reward you very well for your hard work."