Category Archives: Schools

Hilton Head Island Elementary Aims to Improve Student Health

The students and staff of Hilton Head Island Elementary school feel fortunate to be part of a school system that takes actions to improve the health of all who go there.

Recently, Hilton Head Elementary principal, Jill McAden, announced the addition of a new walking trail near both the elementary and high school, that will be used by students and staff, during physical education classes and after-school clubs.

McAden said in a news release, “We have an avid walking club that meets every morning during the school year and until now has walked on grass around the school.”

Not only is this trail welcomed by everyone, it could serve another purpose. A 15 year old sophomore at the Hilton Head Island High School is hoping to earn the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America – the Eagle Scout rank – because of the work he’s done on the walking trail.

The addition of the trail was a result of Hilton Head Elementary having earned a $1000 grant for being recognized as a school “with programs that boost students’ health, safety, support, level of challenge and engagement.” [from the Island Packet]. You can learn more about the grant by reading the original article.

It’s important to me as someone who helps people move into the Hilton Head Island area that we have schools focused on improving the lives of both the children and staff. If your moving to the area with school-aged children, you can feel good about their education!

Related article: 2 out of 4 Beaufort County Schools “Exceed Expectations

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2 out of 4 Beaufort County Schools “Exceed Expectations

School Grading SystemIf you’re moving and have children high school age or younger, there’s no doubt the school district they will be in plays a large part in where you choose to live.

If you’re moving to Beaufort County here in South Carolina, you can rest assured that your children will receive a top notch education, at schools that either meet or exceed state expectations. A grading system is in used and comes from an assessment of the students done on a yearly basis.

These grades reflect the 2011-2012 school year. So be sure to check the website when the 2012-2013 school year grades come out as well. For more information and details regarding the schools (i.e. attendance and more statistics) you can visit the website www.edsc.gov and select “Beaufort.” That will take you to the various schools in Beaufort County.

The grades for Hilton Head area are as follows:

Beaufort County District Overall Scores
Weighted Points Total: 86.3
Overall Letter Grade: B
Points Total- Elementary Schools: 90.4
Points Total-Middle Schools: 82.1
Points Total-High Schools: 86

Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts
Grades 1-5
Enrollment: 788
Weighted Points Total: 74.4
Letter Grade: C
Meaning: “Performance meets the state’s expectations.”

Hilton Head Island Elementary School (An International Baccalaureate Program)
Grades 1-5
Enrollment: 823
Weighted Points Total: 89.4
Letter Grade: B
Meaning: “Performance exceeds the state’s expectations.”  

Hilton Head Middle
Grades 6-8
Enrollment: 899
Weighted Points Total: 80.7
Letter Grade: B
Meaning: “Performance exceeds the state’s expectations.”

Hilton Head High
Grades 9-12
Enrollment: 1,161
Weighted Points Total: 77.6
Letter Grade: C
Meaning: “Performance meets the state’s expectations.”

I also want to note that grades can vary from year to year as it is based upon assessments done by students on a yearly basis.

What do you look for when you are checking out new schools?

If you’re moving to our wonderful Beaufort County, you can feel good about your child’s education.

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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