History

HISTORY

 

Beaufort Elementary School is a two story building that sits on a bluff overlooking the Beaufort River. Our attendance zone includes the historical district, the downtown Beaufort area and an extended area of neighborhoods designated by the Beaufort County Board of Education.


Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of excellence in 1998-99, a Palmetto Silver Award recipient in 2008- 2009, 2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, Palmetto Gold Award recipient in 2013-2014, the National TAP Ambassador School 2013-2014, and an AdvancED STEM School in 2015-2016, Beaufort Elementary prides itself on community connections. Local businesses, law offices, and retired community members frequent our campus and share their expertise with our students as reading buddies and often volunteer throughout our school. Beaufort City firefighters routinely join the kids for lunch as the headquarters building is a few blocks away from our school. We are fortunate to be within walking distance of the City of Beaufort Historic District where one can see 200-year old homes, downtown businesses in action, and the downtown waterfront area with an active marina, a community playground, and the local farmers market. Our students have the unique opportunity to live and learn within a rich, historical area of the city that is along the Beaufort River (part of the US Intracoastal Waterway that extends along most of the east coast of the United States).