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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
HCS Early College High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Conway, SC. It has 371 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About HCS Early College High School...
School District
Horry County Schools
Address
2050 Highway 501 East HGTC
Conway, SC 29528
Telephone
(843) 349-3131
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HCS Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
7 responses
Average ACT
22
45 responses
AP Enrollment
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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
Median Household Income
$46,475
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$883
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Spirit week
    48%
  • Bridegweek
    24%
  • AVID Night
    14%
  • College Tours
    10%
  • Spring Fling
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
371
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,603
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,620/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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My experience at HCS Early College High School was the best! I really believe that I got the most out of my high school experience here. The teachers are more than willing to help the students reach their potential. With ECHS I have gained many skills that I will continue to use throughout my college education. I can't think ECHS enough for giving me the tools for success.
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This is a great school for students to attend! Not only is it a great environment but the school also is very beneficial for a student’s future. Working on two years of college as well as completing your high school courses is a great combination all in one. You absolutely learn a lot from the staff down to the education throughout the school.
What I like about HCS Early College High School is that they encourage you to be involved with as much as possible. Also, they help you get prepared for college while you are taking college courses as a high school student. As previous student at the school, Early College has helped be college ready after graduation and now I’m have a good idea what professors must expect of me while I’m attending an university. I would like to see change at the school is to have their own sports team and see students be a little stressed. Mental health is very important as of right now and it’s important that students are good health mentally and physically.