Conway High School

Conway High School serves 1,546 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Conway High School operates within the Horry 01 School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 1546 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,546 students
Conway High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 86 teachers
Conway High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Conway High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Conway High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Conway High School Asian (1992-2010)
Hispanic
4%
7%
Conway High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
38%
37%
Conway High School Black (1988-2012)
White
55%
52%
Conway High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Conway High School Sch Ethnicity Conway High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.56 0.59
Conway High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
60%
51%
Conway High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
7%
Conway High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 40,601 students has grown by 5515% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Horry 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
51
7
Number of Students Managed 40,601 3,608
Horry 01 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 72% 66%
Horry 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $444 MM $37 MM
Horry 01 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $451 MM $43 MM
Horry 01 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $614,444 $9,170
Horry 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $624,371 $10,604
Horry 01 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Conway High School is a public school located in Conway, South Carolina at 2201 Church Street.
  • The school athletic teams are known as the "Tigers".
  • Football: The school's football program has been one of the most successful programs in South Carolina. From 2001-2003, the Tigers played in three consecutive South Carolina Class AAAA-Division II State Championship games, losing in all three trips. In 2006, the Tigers once again reached the State Championship game, only to lose once again. The head coach is Chuck Jordan, who has held the position since 1983 and also serves as the school's athletic director. The Tigers play at the E. Craig Wall, Jr. Memorial Stadium, better known as "The Backyard". The stadium opened in 2000.
  • Notable Conway High School Alumni: Sheri Reynolds - author.
  • Michael Allen - former Clemson University defensive back.
  • Dwayne Ballen - sportscaster, currently with CBS Sports. Has also worked for The Golf Channel and Fox Sports.
  • Andrea Gause - former University of South Carolina wide receiver.
  • George Gause - former Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman, played collegiately at the University of South Carolina.
  • Kerebi Gause - current Coastal Carolina University defensive lineman.
  • Racheed Gause - current Coastal Carolina University running back.
  • Buddy Gore - former Clemson University running back.
  • Hivera Green - current Virginia Tech defensive lineman.
  • Eric Huggins - current University of Oklahoma wide receiver.
  • Tim Jennings - played collegiate basketball at Gardner-Webb University.
  • Marvin Latimer - former contestant on the reality television series, Big Brother 5.
  • Duran Lawson - current starting quarterback at The Citadel.
  • Chris McDonald - current wide receiver/special teams player at Coastal Carolina University.
  • Allen Patrick - current University of Oklahoma running back/special teams player.
  • Perry Richardson - former member of the pop-metal rock band, Firehouse.
  • Everette Sands - former running back and current assistant coach at The Citadel.
  • George F. "Buddy" Sasser - former Big South Conference commissioner.
  • Hunter Spivey - current assistant football coach at Coastal Carolina University, former record-setting quarterback at Newberry College.
  • Lt. Gen. James B. Vaught - a 1946 graduate of The Citadel and a veteran of three wars. Commander of Operation Eagle Claw, the ill-fated 1980 attempt to rescue hostages being held in Iran.
  • Bobby Wallace - current University of South Carolina running back.
  • History: In 1971 there was a merger between Conway High School and Whittemore Park High School, the African-American school. Conway's colors were green and orange and Whittemore's were purple and gold. The schools elcted to make the colors of present day Conway High School green and gold and keep the mascot as the tiger, not the Whittemore bulldog. The school has since had notable academic achievements such as the Palmetto Gold and Silver award and being rated "Excellent" on the state report card.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hcs Early College High School (5.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Whittemore Park Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Academy Of Hope Charter (1.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Conway Whittemore Park Middle School
    1808 Rhue St
    Conway , SC , 29527
    (843)488-0669
    1.4  mi  |  587  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Conway Conway Middle School
    1104 Elm St
    Conway , SC , 29526
    (843)488-6040
    1.5  mi  |  651  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Conway Academy Of Hope Charter
    Charter School
    504 Church St
    Conway , SC , 29526
    (843)995-4861
    Charter School
    1.8  mi  |  113  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Conway Homewood Elementary School
    108 North Clemson Circle
    Conway , SC , 29526
    (843)365-2512
    1.9  mi  |  646  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Conway Conway Elementary School
    1101 Snowhill Dr
    Conway , SC , 29526
    (843)488-0696
    2  mi  |  616  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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