Socastee Elementary School

4223 Socastee Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 794 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Socastee Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 794 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • : Bottom 50% in SC
  • : 40% (Top 50%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Socastee Elementary School's student population of 794 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
794 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Socastee Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Socastee Elementary School is 0.65, which is equal to 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)
#587 out of 1095 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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40%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Socastee 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 2020-21 school year data.
38%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Socastee 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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
38%
12%
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Black
13%
32%
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White
44%
48%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.65
This chart display the diversity score of Socastee Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Socastee Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
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 Socastee Elementary School's ranking?
Socastee Elementary School is ranked #587 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are Socastee Elementary School often compared to?
Socastee Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like St. James Elementary School, Lakewood Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
How many students attend Socastee Elementary School?
794 students attend Socastee Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Socastee Elementary School students are White, 38% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Socastee Elementary School?
Socastee Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Socastee Elementary School offer ?
Socastee Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Socastee Elementary School part of?
Socastee Elementary School is part of Horry 01 School District.

School Reviews

5   6/3/2016
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.
- Posted by Parent - laven

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 794 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 40% (Top 50%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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