St. James High School

10800 Highway 707
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
St. James High School serves 1,802 students in grades 9-12.
St. James High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 91% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,802 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 91% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

St. James High School's student population of 1,802 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,802 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
98 teachers
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School Rankings

St. James High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of St. James High School is 0.38, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#11 out of 1095 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
12%
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Black
7%
32%
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White
78%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Graduation Rate
84%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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 High School's ranking?
St. James High School is ranked #11 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are St. James High School often compared to?
St. James High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Socastee High School, Carolina Forest High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
75-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 91% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
What is the graduation rate of St. James High School?
The graduation rate of St. James High School is 84%, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 85%.
How many students attend St. James High School?
1,802 students attend St. James High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of St. James High School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of St. James High School?
St. James High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does St. James High School offer ?
St. James High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is St. James High School part of?
St. James High School is part of Horry 01 School District.

School Reviews

5   7/19/2016
helpful but no info on individual class sizes overall...8/10, would visit again
- Posted by Student/Alumni - durgi

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,802 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 91% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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