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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Hilton Head Island High School is a highly rated, public school located in Hilton Head Island, SC. It has 1,304 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

Hilton Head Island High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
227 responses
Average ACT
26
125 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$73,972
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,211
National
$949
Median Home Value
$469,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Home coming
    34%
  • Prom
    31%
  • Powderpuff
    16%
  • American Pie
    9%
  • Football games
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,304
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,556
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,288/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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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. The IB Diploma program is definitely the way to go in Hilton Head High because once you take the classes, and pass the courses, you can obtain college credits that are invaluable if you aim to continue or education. Overall Hilton Head High is definitely the best High School in the county and arguably one of the best High Schools in the nation.
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During the years I spent at HHIHS, I gained so much knowledge that has prepared me for college and my future. The teachers truly care about each and every student, and they are the most dedicated people I have ever met. The IB program here is amazing, and it helped me to rise to my fullest potential as a student and a member of the community. The principal, Mr. Schidrich, is a great school leader; he stays connected with the student body, cares about each student, and truly cares about improving the school whether it be academics, athletics, or extracurriculars.
I moved to Hilton Head for my senior year of high school. Sure, our building is the oldest of the Beaufort County Schools, and our dilapidated gym is in dire need of an air conditioning upgrade, but this school has something seldom schools do: heart. My school's heart is diverse, loud, and beautiful. The school body at HHIHS ebbs and flows and exchanges ideas, backgrounds, and behaviors that my old school's populace simply could not match. The instructors I have had my senior year are the genuinely some of the best educators I have ever had, and even though I haven't been here very long, I have truly fallen in love with HHIHS. It may not be perfect, but it's warm and heartfelt and, well, home. I'm proud to be a Seahawk; I'm proud to bleed white and blue.