9711 St. James Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
St. James Elementary School serves 753 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
St. James Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 753 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • 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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Attribute

School Overview

St. James Elementary School's student population of 753 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
753 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

St. James Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of St. James Elementary School is 0.41, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#75 out of 1149 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
11%
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Black
6%
33%
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White
76%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (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 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

78% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend St. James Elementary School?

753 students attend St. James Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

76% of St. James Elementary School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of St. James Elementary School?

St. James Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to 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).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 753 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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