Top 10 Best Horry County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 59 public schools serving 45,144 students in Horry County, SC. Horry County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Horry County, SC are Hcs Early College High School, Carolina Forest High School and St. James High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Horry County, SC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 58% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Horry County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of South Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

Best Horry County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Hcs Early College High School
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2050 Highway 501 East Hgtc
Conway, SC 29528
(843) 349-3131
Grades: 9-12
| 345 students
Rank: #22.
Carolina Forest High School
Math: 85% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
700 Gardner Lacy Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 236-7997
Grades: 9-12
| 2,792 students
Rank: #33.
St. James High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
10800 Highway 707
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 650-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,721 students
Rank: #44.
Aynor High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
201 Jordanville Road
Aynor, SC 29511
(843) 488-7100
Grades: 9-12
| 889 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
St. James Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9711 St. James Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 650-8220
Grades: PK-4
| 753 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Socastee High School
Math: 71% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4900 Socastee Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 293-2513
Grades: 9-12
| 1,657 students
Rank: #77.
North Myrtle Beach High School
Math: 71% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3750 Sea Mountain Highway
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 399-6171
Grades: 9-12
| 1,541 students
Rank: #88.
Ocean Bay Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
950 International Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 903-8400
Grades: PK-5
| 920 students
Rank: #99.
Seaside Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1605 Woodland Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 650-3490
Grades: PK-4
| 459 students
Rank: #1010.
Myrtle Beach High School
Math: 66% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(4)
3302 Robert Grissom Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-7148
Grades: 9-12
| 1,509 students
Rank: #1111.
Coastal Leadership Academy
Charter School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3710 Palmetto Pointe Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 788-9898
Grades: 9-12
| 182 students
Rank: #1212.
Burgess Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9645 Scipio Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 650-4600
Grades: PK-4
| 652 students
Rank: #1313.
Ocean Drive Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
901 11th Avenue North
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 663-0195
Grades: PK-5
| 767 students
Rank: #1414.
Midland Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
3011 Nichols Highway
Galivants Ferry, SC 29544
(843) 358-3036
Grades: PK-5
| 557 students
Rank: #1515.
Ocean Bay Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
905 International Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 903-8420
Grades: 6-8
| 675 students
Rank: #1616.
Conway High School
Math: 63% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2301 Church Street
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 488-0662
Grades: 9-12
| 1,555 students
Rank: #1717.
Forestbrook Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4000 Panthers Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 236-8100
Grades: PK-5
| 882 students
Rank: #1818.
Palmetto Academy Of Learning And Success Charter
Charter School
Math: 59% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(4)
3021 Fred Nash Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 293-1725
Grades: K-8
| 308 students
Rank: #1919.
Socastee Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
151 Sheffield Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 903-6051
Grades: 6-8
| 519 students
Rank: #2020.
Lakewood Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1675 Highway 396
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
(843) 650-6768
Grades: PK-5
| 864 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Carolina Forest Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
285 Carolina Forest Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 236-0001
Grades: PK-5
| 1,079 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
River Oaks Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
700 Augusta Plantation Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 903-6300
Grades: PK-5
| 1,079 students
Rank: #2323.
Conway Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1101 Snowhill Drive
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 488-0696
Grades: PK-5
| 591 students
Rank: #2424.
Aynor Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
516 Jordanville Road
Aynor, SC 29511
(843) 488-7070
Grades: PK-5
| 768 students
Rank: #2525.
Loris High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
301 Loris Lions Road
Loris, SC 29569
(843) 390-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 772 students
Rank: #2626.
Ten Oaks Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
150 Revolutionary War Way
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 488-8896
Grades: 6-8
| 1,066 students
Rank: #2727.
Waterway Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
700 Sandridge Road
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 399-2204
Grades: PK-5
| 729 students
Rank: #2828.
Green Sea Floyds Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5000 Tulip Grove Road
Green Sea, SC 29545
(843) 392-1078
Grades: PK-5
| 533 students
Rank: #2929.
Forestbrook Middle School
Math: 59% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4430 Gator Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 236-7300
Grades: 6-8
| 873 students
Rank: #3030.
Kingston Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4580 Highway 472
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 365-3777
Grades: PK-5
| 419 students
Rank: #3131.
St. James Intermediate
Math: 62% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9641 Scipio Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 903-6005
Grades: 5-6
| 811 students
Rank: #3232.
Palmetto Bays Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8900 Highway 544
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 236-6200
Grades: PK-5
| 562 students
Rank: #3333.
St. James Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9775 St. James Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 650-5543
Grades: 6-8
| 916 students
Rank: #3434.
Riverside Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1287 Highway 57 South
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 399-8800
Grades: PK-5
| 611 students
Rank: #3535.
South Conway Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3001 Fourth Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 488-0272
Grades: PK-5
| 582 students
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Horry County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
335 Four Mile Rd.
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 365-5534
Grades: 11-12
| 274 students
700 Gardner Lacy Rd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 236-7997
Grades: 6-8
| 1,370 students
3301 Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 626-5831
Grades: 4-5
| 740 students

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