Beaufort school information

IndexBeaufortSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores46%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools1093279,221
Total private schools736924,874
Total post-secondary schools1967,963
The Beaufort, SC educational system consists of 10 public schools, 7 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Beaufort public schools have average test scores of 46% which is equal to than the South Carolina average and 6% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Beaufort public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.9% have completed high school, 32.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Beaufort are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Beaufort.
  • 89.3% of people in Beaufort have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.9% of people in Beaufort have completed high school.
  • 32.1% of people in Beaufort have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Beaufort

IndexBeaufortSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade89.3%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school88.9%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college70.3%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.1%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.1%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters13.3%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.7%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Beaufort (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Port Royal, SC11,89157%15%
Bluffton, SC15,76551%4%
Burton, SC7,64843%12%
Laurel Bay, SC6,65125%50%
Beaufort, SC13,07446%6%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Endicott, NY13,07345%9%
La Grande, OR13,07945%9%
Boerne, TX13,06682%66%
Andrews, TX13,08762%27%
Atlantic Beach, FL13,08962%26%
Beaufort, SC13,07446%6%
Source: The Beaufort, SC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.