700 Gardner Lacy Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Carolina Forest High School serves 2,792 students in grades 9-12.
Carolina Forest High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,792 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 10%)
  • 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 2,792 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 135 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,792 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
135 teachers
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School Rankings

Carolina Forest High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Carolina Forest High School is 0.53, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#24 out of 1149 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
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
14%
11%
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Black
13%
33%
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White
66%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Graduation Rate
87%
84%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,792 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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