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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  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
Horry County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Conway, SC. It has 43,188 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
335 Four Mile Road
Conway, SC 29526
Telephone
(843) 488-6700

Horry County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1150
776 responses
Average ACT
24
620 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
43,188
Free or Reduced Lunch
57.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,085
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$474,241,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,751/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

Horry County Schools Reviews

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When I was in eighth grade, I was accepted into the Scholars Academy. The students graduating from this program are accepted into the nation’s most highly accredited colleges and universities. I am currently a senior and will graduate have taken eleven Advanced Placement classes, something I could have never dreamed of doing at my high school. I have been taking college level classes, in college settings with college students, since I was a freshman. I have accumulated over a year and a halves worth of college credits to Coastal Carolina University. I went from a simple country boy with exceedingly limited circumstances, to one with circumstances available to only a marginal percentage of high school students nationwide. Going to this school has completely changed me as a student and individual. It revealed capabilities and strengths that I did not know I had and perhaps would never have known if it were not for this school.
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Horry County schools in my experience seemed to run very well. They always took their students into the biggest account when making changes or modifications to the education system. That being the case, I give them a four out of five stars. The only reason I would not put a five is because I think personally that students were not ALWAYS listened to when being passionate about a certain change or subject. While taking students into account, I still do think the board of education would do what THEY thought best while making it seem like the student body agreed or was happy. With that, however, the system is run well and fellow students seemed happy with their experience.
HCS has always done a good job at putting their students first, within schools. From a student perspective however, the Board is a different story. Schools get their rules from the Board which I understand, but going back in time a bit. If we all recall the leggings vs pants arguments and tank tops with 3 finger strap widths vs spaghetti straps... My school personally encouraged students to speak up, but obviously still had to enforce the rules on us, but they didn't discipline us for using our voices against the Board. I'm very glad I was surround my educators that supported me and my fellow classmates through those kinds of ordeals as well as just being good mentors to us all.