Welcome to Drayton Hall Elementary School


The mission of Drayton Hall is to provide our students with a quality education in a safe environment. In cooperation with parents and community, the staff will prepare each student for academic excellence, social responsibility and personal success through the use of a challenging and relevant curriculum.
Students are the main focus of the faculty and staff at Drayton Hall. More than 60% of our highly qualified faculty have earned advanced degrees and several are National Board Certified Teachers. We are all committed to excellence through the reinforcement of a rigorous curriculum and high expectations within a nurturing learning environment.

                                                                                      Brian Agnew, Interim Principal

Important News at DHES

Drayton Hall Elementary School has again received the honor of being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School.  According to Apple, this award "recognizes outstanding schools and programs worldwide for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence." A lot of criteria must be met to receive this award. Thank you to all of the students, teachers, and administration for helping to carrying out the vision of moving forward and preparing our students to live and work in a global technological world.

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Kathi Espiritu
Kathie Espiritu named Drayton
Hall Elementary Teacher of the Year

cd kids
CD Registration Information for 4 year olds begins March 1, 2016. Click here for details.


To all Fifth Grade Parents:  The Charleston County School District is launching a brand new online application process for School Choice!
Click here to find out more.

Parents: Sign up for our school notification system via email. Just click on the Parents tab above.


New Student? Click here to learn about registration in CCSD schools and to utilize CCSD online enrollment. Must have 2 Proofs of Residence to register.

       School fees 2015-2016    
School Supplies for K-3rd  2015-2016
School Supplies 4-5th 2015-2016  

Parents: Want to recognize a SPECIAL TEACHER? You can nominate a teacher for CCSD Teacher of the Month. Fill out this form and be sure to follow directions on where to submit. 

Happening Events


Tech Night 2016
Drayton Hall Elementary will hold a Technology Night for students, parents and the Community to showcase some of the different ways they use technology.
February 18th 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



The Charleston STEM Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. The 3rd annual festival will be a highly visible outdoor event that provides opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. This exciting event will take place on February 6, 2016 from 10am-3pm at Brittlebank Park in Charleston, SC and will feature ~50 exhibitors who will provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment.