Schools in session! Hilton Head Island public schools are essential in our community as they influence, train, and educate most of our youth. The next generation has ample opportunity for success with Beaufort county’s various levels of academics and career readiness. 

Beaufort County Public Schools

Hilton Head High School is an International Baccalaureate School located at 70 Wilborn Road on the island's north end. The school was voted Palmetto’s finest in 2012 and often stands out as a top candidate for the award in South Carolina. A benefit to island residents is the option to receive an IB diploma, the highest ranking of high school studies. CTE, Career and Technical training, prepares students to enter the workforce or college. HHIHS teaches all levels, including AP and CP, and offers college credit. The school offers 26 clubs, ROTC, music, theater, and 18 athletic teams, plus various electives.

  •   Quick facts
  •   Approximately 1360 Students
  •   The teacher-student ratio of 15 to 1
  •   Grades 9th -12th
  •   Contact (843)689-4800
  •   ACE, Academic and Career Academy is available to Hilton Head High School students to become trained and certified to enter the workforce. ACE is at 80 Lowcountry Drive, Ridgeland

¨     (843)987-8107

Hilton Head Island Middle School is near Hilton Head High School at 55 Wilborn Road. The middle school is an IB school, and its electives include orchestra, band, technology, art, and more. Students can participate in multiple middle school and high school sports.

  •   Quick facts
  •   Approximately 882 Students
  •   The teacher-student ratio of 14 to 1
  •    Grades 6th -8th
  •   (843)689-4500

 Hilton Head Elementary Schools (Parent’s choice of two schools)

  •   Hilton Head Creative Arts Elementary School at 10 Bus Drive, in the Hilton Head school complex, is chosen by parents who prefer an interactive learning style.
  •   Quick facts
  •       Approximately 594 Students
  •       The teacher-student ratio of 12 to 1
  •       Grades 1st – 5th
  •       (843)689-4380
  •   Hilton Head IB Elementary School at 30 School Road is the parent’s selection for rigorous, traditional learning as a foundation for the IB program.
  •   Quick facts
  •       Approximately 888 Students
  •       The teacher-student ratio of 14 to 1
  •       Grades 1st – 5th
  •       (843)342-4100

Hilton Head Early Childhood Center opened in 2006 at 165 Pembroke Drive. The youngest students in the district can begin with a head start in the Pre-K program, and kindergarteners can thrive in the well-designed atmosphere.

  •   Quick facts
  •       Approximately 323 students
  •       The teacher-student ratio of 10 to 1
  •       Pre-K- K
  •       (843)689-4800


Hilton Head Island schools share one main component  - they are dedicated to equipping our youth with a strong foundation today that builds successful futures. Our schools are one the primary reasons residents of all ages love Hilton Head Island!   

Contributed by Janice Magnin

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