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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
St. James High School is a highly rated, public school located in Murrells Inlet, SC. It has 1,562 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
Address
10800 Highway 707
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Telephone
(843) 650-5600

St. James High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1170
197 responses
Average ACT
25
111 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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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
$46,475
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$883
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Any sport games
    39%
  • Senior class trip
    12%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Homecoming float building and hallway decorating
    8%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,562
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,085
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
83%
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
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,751/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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St. James High School Reviews

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I have attended St. James High School from 9th to 12th grade. Every year is better than the previous year. I have been involved in CP, Honors, and AP classes and I have always had the resources that I needed. Our principal is top notch; he always goes above and beyond to make everyone happy! Our sports teams thrive when it comes to competitiveness. Whether the football team loses a game or the soccer team wins a championships, the student body always encourages and supports them no matter what. Adding onto out fantastic sports teams, we always have an abundant variety of clubs and organizations. There are academic, political, and adventurous clubs of all sorts to provide extracurricular activities for every type of kid. St. James is not only an amazing high school, but it is extremely well rounded. My high school experience would not have been the same had I attended school somewhere else.
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I think that being able to be grow from a freshman to a senior at St. James has given me some of the best opportunities for the future, in and out of the classroom, and I will cherish my memories made here forever.. One of my favorite things about St. James is our Health Science Program. I have always been involved in the health sciences and sports medicine classes; I've even gotten internships through this program. I love this program so much because the teachers have provided me with so much knowledge and encouragement that I have decided to pursue a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. If I could change something about St. James, it would probably be our math department. Our math teachers, while highly educated on the subjects they teach, have a hard time teaching their subjects to students who don't already understand it like they do . This has given many students a disadvantage and done a disservice to those especially in advanced math classes, like myself.
Being a student at Saint James was exciting. I learned many things while being here especially outside of class. The principal is very sweet and kind to the staff and students. The teachers are excellent at what they do. They do everything they can to help me understand the lesson or anything else I need help on. The guidance department is wonderful. They’re always willing to help out students who have any concerns about their classes or what they want to do after highschool. I will honestly miss being here. Once a shark, always a shark.