Ocean Bay Elementary School

950 International Drive
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Ocean Bay Elementary School serves 845 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Ocean Bay Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Ocean Bay Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Ocean Bay Elementary School's student population of 845 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students845 students
This chart display total students of Ocean Bay Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Ocean Bay Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Ocean Bay Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Ocean Bay Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Ocean Bay Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ocean Bay Elementary School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#71 out of 1142 schools
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Ocean Bay Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ocean Bay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ocean Bay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Ocean Bay Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Ocean Bay Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Ocean Bay Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
7%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ocean Bay Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
81%
51%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Ocean Bay Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Ocean Bay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ocean Bay Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score
0.340.62
This chart display the diversity score of Ocean Bay Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ocean Bay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ocean Bay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHorry 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ocean Bay Elementary School is Academy For Arts/science/technology (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Ocean Bay Middle School (1.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Myrtle Beach Academy For Arts/science/technology Vocational School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12
    1.4 miles
    895 International Drive
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 903-8460
    1.4 9-12 n/a
  • Myrtle Beach Ocean Bay Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 505 students
    1.4 miles
    905 International Drive
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 903-8420
    1.4 6-8 505
  • Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,052 student
    2.3 miles
    950 Seahawk Way
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 448-3932
    2.3 6-8 1,052
  • Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach High School Math: 65% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,516 student
    2.7 miles
    3302 Robert Grissom Parkway
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 448-7149
    2.7 9-12 1,516
  • Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach Intermediate Math: 53% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 4-5 | 750 students
    2.7 miles
    3301 Oak Street
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 626-5831
    2.7 4-5 750

School Reviews

5  
my son had a few special needsa when he moved to this area with his father.oceanbay went above an beyond to help him not slip threw the system. the staff are wonderful carin people. thank you from the bottem of my heart for caring.
- Posted by

Review Ocean Bay Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head. The effects of the global pandemic will be felt for years to come, though maybe more so in certain populations. Here’s what you need to know about the current state of special education in the United States.
As more schools return to in-person learning, teachers and parents find themselves dealing with the trauma and stress created by the pandemic.
After more than a year of remote learning, schools are finally returning to in-person instruction but how has the pandemic changed the face of public education and what will it look like moving forward?