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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To all Fifth Grade Parents:  The Charleston County School District is launching a brand new online application process for School Choice! The Magnet / Choice Schools online application will open on January 4, 2016. The following calendar includes the dates, deadlines and events related to this annual application process. For additional information, please call the School Choice Office at (843) 402-7804.

Jan. 4 - 22, 2016 Online applications available
Jan. 9, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Choice Fair at West Ashley High School
Jan. 25 - Feb. 20, 2016 Lotteries, auditions, testing, writing sample (AMHS), required documents submitted
Feb. 22 - 27. 2016 Notification of acceptance
Feb. 29 - Mar. 11, 1016 Parents confirm acceptance
By Aug. 1, 2016 Residency confirmations must be submitted

  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


Students are always very busy doing projects during the school day on their iPads. Click below to see a sample of work caught being done recently.

iPad newsletter oct 15
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News 2 Weather
Click here to watch newscast of Storm Team 2 Weather visiting with Drayton Hall 2nd Graders.

food Drive 2015 ​  

Thank you to all from Drayton Hall who helped restock the Salvation Army Food Bank. Great job for a great cause! Goooooooo Bobcats!