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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Carolina Forest High School is a highly rated, public school located in Myrtle Beach, SC. It has 2,262 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
700 Gardner Lacy Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Telephone
(843) 236-7997

Carolina Forest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1180
138 responses
Average ACT
25
109 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$44,746
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$859
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week, Prom, Senior Rally
    34%
  • Homecoming and Sweetheart Week
    25%
  • The spring musical
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Sporting events
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Drama classes
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,262
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,085
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,751/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Carolina Forest High School Reviews

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As a junior in Carolina Forest High School, I've generally enjoyed my time here. Most teachers are genuinely interested in helping students succeed, and it's easy to connect with them as peers and friends. A wide variety of classes is offered at the school, the food's pretty good (for public school food), and there are many extracurricular activities to enjoy!
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Carolina Forest High School is the best school in Horry County. CF is an outside school, with a very large campus. The school has diffferent houses full of classrooms, houses are labeled A-G. The academic program we have at Carolina Forest is strong and is built the right way for students to learn in the best way!
I didn't enjoy my time here for the most part. The administrative staff needs to be revised. Students were wrongly accused of wrongdoings, while wrongdoers received no punishment. Several students would sell drugs during school hours on school property, threats of violence were inneviable here.