St. James High School

10800 Highway 707
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
5.00 (1 review)
St. James High School serves 1,692 students in grades 9-12.
St. James High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (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 86% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

St. James High School's student population of 1,692 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,692 students
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Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
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School Rankings

St. James High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#31 out of 1149 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
8%
34%
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White
80%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.350.62
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Graduation Rate
84%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHorry 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to St. James High School is Socastee High School (6.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is St. James Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. James Elementary School (2.4 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Myrtle Beach St. James Middle School Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 817 students
    2.3 miles
    9775 St. James Road
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 650-5543
    2.3 7-8 817
  • Myrtle Beach St. James Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-4 | 767 students
    2.4 miles
    9711 St. James Road
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 650-8220
    2.4 PK-4 767
  • Murrells Inlet Seaside Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-4 | 590 students
    3.4 miles
    1605 Woodland Drive
    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
    (843) 650-3490
    3.4 PK-4 590
  • Myrtle Beach St. James Intermediate Math: 62% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 860 students
    4.0 miles
    9641 Scipio Lane
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 903-6005
    4 5-6 860
  • Myrtle Beach Burgess Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-4 | 721 students
    4.2 miles
    9645 Scipio Lane
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 650-4600
    4.2 PK-4 721

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