Your child’s school got its own report card this week.
For the first time ever, parents can look at the report cards — issued by the South Carolina Department of Education — using an interactive tool to see how their child’s education compares to others.
Each district received a report as well, though no letter grade is issued. The state discontinued that practice in 2014. Starting in 2018, a new law will evaluate schools on a 100-point scale.
Depending on where you live in Beaufort County, the percentage of students living in poverty dramatically differs
Among the district’s six high schools:
▪ Beaufort High School has the highest average teacher’s salary at $54,241. May River High has the lowest.
▪ Hilton Head Island High School has the largest percentage of teacher vacancies that last more than nine weeks.
▪ Bluffton High School teachers boast the highest teacher attendance rate, though all high schools have above a 93 percent attendance rate.
In terms of college readiness:
▪ Nearly 58 percent of Hilton Head Island High School students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course.
▪ May River High School’s first class of seniors had a 93 percent graduation rate, the highest among the high schools.
▪ Bluffton High School has one of the lowest percentage of students enrolled in an AP or IB course, but has the highest success rate, 68 percent.