Beaufort County boasts a number of different public and private school options. The Beaufort County School District provides a high-quality education in an area defined by cultural diversity. More than 19,000 children attend 30 different Beaufort County Schools. There are also many top-rated private schools and universities located in the area.
Beaufort County’s public schools have made dramatic progress in recent years, with across-the-board improvements in student achievement and significant savings from more efficient operations. Standardized test scores have increased for all types of students despite higher poverty rates. Ratings on state and federal accountability measures have improved, high school graduation rates have increased, and district schools, students and teachers have earned numerous state and national honors in both academics and athletics.