Philip Simmons High School

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Philip Simmons High School is a high school in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. It is part of the Berkeley County School District, and is named after Philip Simmons.

Opened in 2017, it serves Daniel Island, an area of Charleston; Thomas Island; and the Cainhoy Peninsula. These areas were previously zoned to Hanahan High School.[1]

Its campus has 107 acres (43 ha) of land, and the school building will have 219,000 square feet (20,300 m2) of space.[2]


The school officially opened in August 17, 2017. Dr. James A. Spencer is the first principal,[3] and Brion Packett is the first assistant principal for athletics.[4] Prior to his appointment, Spencer was the principal of Marrington Middle School of the Arts.[5]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Its feeder schools are Daniel Island K-8, Cainhoy Elementary, Philip Simmons Elementary, and Philip Simmons Middle.[6]


  1. ^ Lucas, Jake (2016-06-08). "New schools on the way for Cainhoy Peninsula". Moultrie News. Retrieved 2017-03-14. - See: 2016-2017 high school map Archived 2016-11-29 at the Wayback Machine., new zoning map taking effect in fall 2017
  2. ^ "Philip Simmons High School." Landmark Construction. Retrieved on March 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Dr. James Spencer Named The First Principal Of Philip Simmons High School". The Berkeley Observer. 2016-06-15. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  4. ^ "Philip Simmons High School Names Brion Packett New Assistant Principal For Athletics". The Berkeley Observer. 2016-12-15. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  5. ^ "Dr. James Spencer named the first principal of Philip Simmons High School". The Daniel Island News. 2016-06-22. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  6. ^ "PSE_PMS_PSH%20Attendance%20Areas9-11-15.pdf." Berkeley County School District. Retrieved on March 14, 2017.

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