HHIHS earns No. 2 ranking in S.C.

High school ranked No. 2 in state
Posted on 05/08/2017
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Monday, May 8, 2017


Hilton Head Island High ranks No. 2

among S.C. schools in national listing


BEAUFORT – Hilton Head Island High School has earned South Carolina’s No. 2 ranking in The Washington Post’s annual listing of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.”


The Post ranks schools through an index formula based on a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year.


Superintendent Jeff Moss noted that Hilton Head Island High’s No. 2 South Carolina ranking this year was an improvement over its No. 6 state ranking last year.


“This is an honor not only for Hilton Head Island High but for our entire district,” Moss said.  “The leaders and staff and students should be very proud of their achievements.”


Hilton Head ranked 240th nationally out of 2,323 high schools (about 12 percent of the national total) qualifying for inclusion in the 2017 report.  The only one of South Carolina’s 18 high schools listed in The Post’s report to rank higher was Charleston County’s Academic Magnet High School, which ranked No. 50.