St. James Elementary School

9711 St. James Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 816 students in grades Prekindergarten-4, St. James Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 816 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : Top 20% in SC
  • : 67% (Top 10%)
  • : 66% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

St. James Elementary School's student population of 816 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
816 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

St. James Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of St. James Elementary School is 0.39, which is less than 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)
#123 out of 1095 schools
(Top 20%)
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67%
39%
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66%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
12%
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Black
6%
32%
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White
77%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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0.39
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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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 St. James Elementary School's ranking?
St. James Elementary School is ranked #123 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are St. James Elementary School often compared to?
St. James Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Ocean Bay Elementary School, Burgess Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
67% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 66% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
How many students attend St. James Elementary School?
816 students attend St. James Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of St. James Elementary School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of St. James Elementary School?
St. James Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does St. James Elementary School offer ?
St. James Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is St. James Elementary School part of?
St. James Elementary School is part of Horry 01 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 816 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 67% (Top 10%)
  • : 66% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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