Battery Creek High School

Battery Creek High School ("BCHS") is a public high school within the Beaufort County School District, located in Beaufort, South Carolina, United States. The school serves students in suburban areas of Beaufort, St.Helena, and Lady's Island. It enrolled 757 students in the 2011–2012 school year.

Battery Creek High School
Address
1 Blue Dolphin Drive


United States
Coordinates32°25′59″N 80°44′46″W / 32.43306°N 80.74611°W / 32.43306; -80.74611Coordinates: 32°25′59″N 80°44′46″W / 32.43306°N 80.74611°W / 32.43306; -80.74611
Information
TypePublic high school
School districtBeaufort County
SuperintendentHerbert M. Berg (interim)
PrincipalChad Cox
Faculty65.50 (FTE)[1]
Grades9–12
Enrollment752 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio11.48[1]
Campus size35 acres (14 ha)
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Gold and navy blue
MascotDolphin
Feeder schoolsBeaufort Middle School
Robert Smalls International Academy
Website

AcademicsEdit

According to data released by the South Carolina Department of Education, Beaufort High School earned a "C" letter grade for the 2012–2013 school year, meeting academic expectations put forth by the state in standardized testing and graduation accomplishment.[2] The school previously earned an "A" for the 2011–2012 school year.

Battery Creek High School received an "average" score on the Absolute Rating and a "good" score on the Growth Rating metrics on its 2012 state report card. In 2012, 92.4% of students passed the state-mandated High School Assessment Program (HSAP). The four-year graduation rate was 71.2% in 2012, an increase from 64.0% in 2011. The teacher retention rate was 72.7%. Based on 2011 financial data, the dollars spent per student was $9,999.

In 2012, the average student-teacher ratio in core subjects was 26.7 students for every 1 teacher. In total, 33.4% of students were enrolled in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses and 65.9% of students were enrolled in career/technology courses. Beaufort High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[3]

The school's curriculum is divided into three academies: arts & humanities, health science & information technology, and military science & aeronautical engineering. In 2011, Beaufort was designated as a military magnet high school by the Beaufort County School District, in which a slight majority of students are involved in the Marine Corps JROTC program.

AthleticsEdit

Beaufort High competes at the Class AAA level in the South Carolina High School League. Battery Creek's major rival is the cross-town Beaufort High School, but due to relegation to Class AAA (as a result of declining enrollment), the schools do not play each other at the same frequency as before.

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Battery Creek High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-10. Retrieved 2013-08-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://ed.sc.gov/data/report-cards/2012/high/c/h0701004.pdf

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