Socastee Elementary School

  • Socastee Elementary School serves 841 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (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 43% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Socastee Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Socastee Elementary School's student population of 841 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students841 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Socastee Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Socastee Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Socastee Elementary School is 0.64, which is more 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#408 out of 1142 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
33%
9%
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Black
12%
34%
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White
49%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
4%
5%
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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

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Myrtle Beach Socastee High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,731 student
    0.2 miles
    4900 Socastee Boulevard
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 293-2513
    0.2 9-12 1,731
  • Myrtle Beach Socastee Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 423 students
    0.7 miles
    4950 Socastee Boulevard
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 903-6051
    0.7 6-8 423
  • Myrtle Beach Forestbrook Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 999 students
    2.4 miles
    4000 Panthers Parkway
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 236-8100
    2.4 PK-5 999
  • Myrtle Beach Burgess Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 721 students
    2.6 miles
    9645 Scipio Lane
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 650-4600
    2.6 PK-4 721
  • Myrtle Beach St. James Intermediate
    Grades: 5-6 | 860 students
    2.6 miles
    9641 Scipio Lane
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 903-6005
    2.6 5-6 860

School Reviews

5  
I have 2 children at Socastee Elementary each in different grades each of my kids classrooms has 22 kids in one and 23 in the other! I don't know of any of the class rooms having less than the above except for the special education classes. I wish it was 16 kids to one!! I feel like the teachers are way over loaded and do not have the time for the individual attention that kids need. I also feel they lack the time to keep each parent properly informed. 22/23 students per teacher should never be tolerated. I take the extra steps for the success of my children but not all parents can. I understand growth but not at the expense of my kids education. Yes I my kids are on a waiting list for a school with less per class.
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