Berkeley High School is located in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, which is the county seat of Berkeley County. The school serves 1,753 students from the towns and communities of: Moncks Corner, Cordesville, Lebanon, Longridge, MacBeth, Oakley, Pimlico, Santee Circle, and Whitesville. Berkeley County’s current population is approximately 221,091 with a racial composition of 64% Caucasian, 24% African American, 6% Hispanic, and 2% Asian.
Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing communities in South Carolina. Some of its largest employers are the Naval Weapons Station, Berkeley County School District, Santee Cooper, Blackbaud Inc., Nucor, Berkeley County Government, and Alcoa Mt. Holly. The two latest companies to locate in Berkeley County are Google and Boeing. The tri-county area welcomes new manufacturing facilities every year.
The county’s continued growth presents a challenge for the Berkeley County School District and Berkeley High School. For economic growth to be sustained, the school district must provide employers with a highly skilled workforce that meets the challenge of a global economy. To meet this challenge, parents, faculty, and students have agreed that the mission of Berkeley High School is as follows:
Building upon our rich Lowcountry traditions, we will ignite, in every student, a passion for life-long learning. Through dynamic instruction, creative partnerships and exceptional support, we will foster opportunities for each student to build a legacy of success.
Community members and parents enrich our students’ learning experiences through classroom volunteering, supporting our booster clubs, and serving on various school committees. Berkeley’s extracurricular programs would not see the success they have garnered without the strength of our adult volunteers. Those wishing to learn more about volunteer options at Berkeley High School can contact the main office at 899-8800.