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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Horry County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Conway, SC. It has 44,931 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Horry County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1160
1,341 responses
Average ACT
23
905 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
44,931
Free or Reduced Lunch
65.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,317
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$16,072/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$39,957
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Median Home Value
$148,400
National
$184,700

Horry County Schools Reviews

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Very happy with our school! It consistently challenges our students academically as well as provides them with a myriad of extracurricular activities. It maintains very high standards in all areas (safety, performing arts, sports, ROTC, ACT/SAT Prep etc...). There is a tremendous amount of community support.
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What I like about attending a school in the Horry County School district is that among the variety of students, there are groups of hardworking students that push each other to do their best. Not only do these groups challenge each other but they support each other. One thing I would like to see improvements in is there being more teachers who enjoy their jobs and have the students educations as a priority. I would also like there to be more equality among students. While each student is different and face their own struggles, certain aspects in each student's school life should be equal for all. There shouldn't be favoritism based on race, religion, relationship, gender and other defying categories. A way to possibly solve this is to require stricter qualities of teachers and increase their training and/or education/ Overall, no matter what school experience you endure there is something to learn and share with others which you should be thankful for.
Since my move from the Philippines back in 2011, Burgess Elementary, St. James Middle, and St. James High School felt like a second home to me. Overall my experience was great; however, there are some things that I do not agree on how it's being handled. More so, things such as unnecessary off days from weird circumstances were uncalled for. Also, internal problems that reside within the schools weren't prioritized as much. Out of the three schools I've attended, St. James Middle, by far, was the worse years of my life since the school was so bland and it felt like it was just a dark place overall. The hallways, classrooms, bathrooms, and the portable classrooms didn't look as appealing compared to the other schools I've attended. In all honesty, the Horry County school system isn't that bad, but they need to take more action with taking care of their schools and staff in order for the current and future students to enjoy their time within their schools.