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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  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 1,310 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
70 Wilborn Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Telephone
(843) 689-4805

Hilton Head Island High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1190
180 responses
Average ACT
26
91 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$70,249
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,114
National
$949
Median Home Value
$446,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
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
1,310
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
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
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,984
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
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,696/ 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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Hilton Head Island High School Reviews

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Transferring to Hilton Head my Freshman year, the joyful atmosphere and friendly students and staff made the switch so easy! The academics are amazing, and the sports programs are extremely competitive. I love my school!
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The principal, Ms. O'Nan, clearly cares about the school and everyone in it. The faculty is great with the exception of few teachers who seem to be clueless as to communication with students. There are many teachers who stand out with their creative teaching methods. The majority of students obviously care about others and the rules and organization of the school. The school rules are clearly known by all of the students and when they are not followed the punishments are very fitting. The athletics are run and well-supported by the student body. Other programs such as the NJROTC and drama department are also terrific and a part of what makes the school great. Rigorous course loads are highly encouraged and there are many IBDP and IBCP students. There are many service clubs. The school feels like a big family most of the time. My only complaint is that the guidance counselors don't seem to care about you and only seem to care about the numbers you can add to the school's success.
The school is over 25 years old I should know my mother graduated 25 years ahead of me and it is still going strong. This is an excellent High School to attend and graduate from. All of the teachers will help with any and everything to help you succeed. Strive to Excel is and Excellent scholarship program their make sure they get in it freshman year and stay in it all year around. They had the up most safety when I attended as well as wonderful electives from Coop to Spanish Class. Best teachers their are Mr. Pilgreen and Mrs. White hands down! The only thing I wish they did more was show us how to apply for scholarships because I could have succeeded a whole lot more in life with that tool.