Bluffton school information

IndexBlufftonSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores51%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools493279,221
Total private schools236924,874
Total post-secondary schools2967,963
The Bluffton, SC educational system consists of 4 public schools, 2 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Bluffton public schools have average test scores of 51% which is 10% higher than than the South Carolina average and 4% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bluffton public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.5% have completed high school, 39.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bluffton are 4% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Bluffton.
  • 90.0% of people in Bluffton have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.5% of people in Bluffton have completed high school.
  • 39.8% of people in Bluffton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bluffton

IndexBlufftonSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade90.0%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school89.5%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college72.6%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree48.6%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors39.8%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters16.6%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Port Royal, SC11,89157%15%
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Burton, SC7,64843%12%
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Bluffton, SC15,76551%4%

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Bluffton, SC15,76551%4%
Source: The Bluffton, 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.