Carolina Forest High School

700 Gardner Lacy Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 2,973 students in grades 9-12, Carolina Forest High School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 89% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,973 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • : 82% (Btm 50% in SC)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 79% (Top 5%)
  • : 89% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Carolina Forest High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Carolina Forest High School's student population of 2,973 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 140 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,973 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
140 teachers
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School Rankings

Carolina Forest High School ranks within the top 5% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Carolina Forest High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
#13 out of 1095 schools
(Top 5%)
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79%
39%
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89%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
12%
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Black
13%
32%
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White
65%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.54
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82%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Carolina Forest High School's ranking?
Carolina Forest High School is ranked #13 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are Carolina Forest High School often compared to?
Carolina Forest High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like St. James High School, Socastee High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
What is the graduation rate of Carolina Forest High School?
The graduation rate of Carolina Forest High School is 82%, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 85%.
How many students attend Carolina Forest High School?
2,973 students attend Carolina Forest High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
65% of Carolina Forest High School students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Carolina Forest High School?
Carolina Forest High School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Carolina Forest High School offer ?
Carolina Forest High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Carolina Forest High School part of?
Carolina Forest High School is part of Horry 01 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,973 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • : 82% (Btm 50%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 79% (Top 5%)
  • : 89% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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