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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Waccamaw High School is an above average, public school located in Pawleys Island, SC. It has 876 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
2412 Kings River Road
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Telephone
(843) 237-9899
Website

Waccamaw High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1130
129 responses
Average ACT
24
67 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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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
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$46,967
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$918
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,600
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • All the football games are very exciting and fun
    26%
  • Senior Circle
    26%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Pep Rallys
    11%
  • Homecoming is crazy so make it big and do it right
    5%
  • I am a marching band kid so anything music related
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
876
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,773
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,746/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Waccamaw High School Reviews

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I attended Waccamaw High all four years and enjoyed every minute of my experience. The teachers were amazing at their jobs and also giving life advice. Throughout high school, I met my lifelong friends that I will never forget. The major downfalls of the school were the bathrooms and classrooms themselves. The toilets were always clogged, the mirrors weren't even real mirrors, and insects were always running around. There was maybe two nice bathrooms overall but the doors were always locked and only open for special events. Majority of the classrooms are still carpet and few had been upgraded to tile. The floors always smell and had insects crawling around as well. Most of the walls were barely even walls and you could hear the classroom right next door. Overall, my experience at Waccamaw was amazing and I wouldn’t change a thing about my experience. Go Warriors!
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Now, was not all miserable for me, but there are definitely things that I would change in a heartbeat if I could. Since I am now a college freshman, I can say that the curriculum did not, in any way prepare me for college. The only way I was moderately prepared is because I took harder classes throughout my high school career. The students do have a reward if they make an A for the class for the year, and that is not to take final exams. Now, this is a great way to get numbers up and to make the school look better for the districts benefit. This strategy does help students in that moment, but not in the long run. You can not exempt exams in college. Maybe, keep this strategy, but require Mid-terms for all students. To wrap it up, there needs to be more money to go to things other than sports, and it needs to be fun and engaging for students.
Waccamaw High School has done an excellent job providing students with opportunities to participate in clubs and making every child feel included in the community. With our small class sizes, teachers are easily accessible and always willing to help and answer questions. I'm grateful that I was able to attend a high school that has made me feel so well prepared for college.