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For the 2021 school year, there are 57 public schools in Horry County, SC, serving 44,934 students. Horry County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Carolina.
Horry County, SC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Horry County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of South Carolina public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Horry County, SC are Hcs Early College High School, St. James High School and Socastee High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the South Carolina public school average of 49% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the South Carolina public school average of 15:1.

Top Horry County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Hcs Early College High School Magnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2050 Highway 501 East Hgtc
    Conway, SC 29528
    (843) 349-3131

    Grades: 9-12 | 393 students
  • St. James High School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10800 Highway 707
    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
    (843) 650-5600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,692 student
  • Socastee High School Math: 74% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4900 Socastee Boulevard
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 293-2513

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,731 student
  • Aynor High School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    201 Jordanville Road
    Aynor, SC 29511
    (843) 488-7100

    Grades: 9-12 | 867 students
  • North Myrtle Beach High School Math: 73% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3750 Sea Mountain Highway
    Little River, SC 29566
    (843) 399-6171

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,443 student
  • Carolina Forest High School Math: 72% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    700 Gardner Lacy Road
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 236-7997

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,429 students
  • Ocean Bay Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    950 International Drive
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 903-8400

    Grades: PK-5 | 845 students
  • Myrtle Beach High School Math: 65% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3302 Robert Grissom Parkway
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 448-7149

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,516 student
  • St. James Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    9711 St. James Road
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 650-8220

    Grades: PK-4 | 767 students
  • Socastee Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4950 Socastee Boulevard
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 903-6051

    Grades: 6-8 | 423 students
  • Coastal Leadership Academy Charter School
    Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3710 Palmetto Pointe Boulevard
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 294-9337

    Grades: 9-12 | 133 students
  • Loris High School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    301 Loris Lions Road
    Loris, SC 29569
    (843) 390-6800

    Grades: 9-12 | 856 students
  • Burgess Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    9645 Scipio Lane
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 650-4600

    Grades: PK-4 | 721 students
  • Palmetto Academy Of Learning And Success Charter Charter School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3021 Fred Nash Boulevard
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 293-1725

    Grades: K-8 | 313 students
  • Forestbrook Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4000 Panthers Parkway
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 236-8100

    Grades: PK-5 | 999 students
  • Midland Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3011 Nichols Highway
    Galivants Ferry, SC 29544
    (843) 358-3036

    Grades: PK-5 | 572 students
  • Ocean Drive Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    901 11th Avenue North
    North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
    (843) 663-0195

    Grades: PK-5 | 978 students
  • Carolina Forest Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    285 Carolina Forest Boulevard
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 236-0001

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,083 student
  • Conway High School Math: 56% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2301 Church Street
    Conway, SC 29526
    (843) 488-0662

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,578 student
  • Lakewood Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1675 Highway 396
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
    (843) 650-6768

    Grades: PK-5 | 995 students
  • Seaside Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1605 Woodland Drive
    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
    (843) 650-3490

    Grades: PK-4 | 590 students
  • Conway Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1101 Snowhill Drive
    Conway, SC 29526
    (843) 488-0696

    Grades: PK-5 | 701 students
  • Ocean Bay Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    905 International Drive
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 903-8420

    Grades: 6-8 | 505 students
  • River Oaks Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    700 Augusta Plantation Drive
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 903-6300

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,109 student
  • St. James Intermediate Math: 65% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    9641 Scipio Lane
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 903-6005

    Grades: 5-6 | 860 students
  • Ten Oaks Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    150 Revolutionary War Way
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 488-8896

    Grades: 6-8 | 901 students
  • Green Sea Floyds Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5000 Tulip Grove Road
    Green Sea, SC 29545
    (843) 392-1078

    Grades: PK-5 | 609 students
  • Waterway Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    700 Sandridge Road
    Little River, SC 29566
    (843) 399-2204

    Grades: PK-5 | 670 students
  • Forestbrook Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4430 Gator Lane
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 236-7300

    Grades: 6-8 | 844 students
  • Kingston Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4580 Highway 472
    Conway, SC 29526
    (843) 365-3777

    Grades: PK-5 | 514 students
  • Aynor Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    516 Jordanville Road
    Aynor, SC 29511
    (843) 488-7070

    Grades: PK-5 | 872 students
  • St. James Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    9775 St. James Road
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 650-5543

    Grades: 7-8 | 817 students
  • Palmetto Bays Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    8900 Highway 544
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 236-6200

    Grades: PK-5 | 633 students
  • Myrtle Beach Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    620 29th Avenue North
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 448-1774

    Grades: 2-3 | 688 students
  • Aynor Middle School Math: 53% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    400 Frye Road
    Galivants Ferry, SC 29544
    (843) 358-6000

    Grades: 6-8 | 730 students
  • Show 22 more public schools in Horry County, SC (out of 57 total schools)
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