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Myrtle Beach, SC
Students enrolled: 1,983

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700 Gardner Lacy Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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(843) 236-7797
(843) 236-7500
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August 24, 2015
Our daughter is entering her Jr year this week. She has had diversity in her class choices, great experiences with her teachers, and even participated with a foreign exchange program (we hosted). Although she is very intelligent she had no enthusiasm for school until CFHS, and even her most dreaded subject is now something she looks forward to.

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February 02, 2014
Lost my step daughter's transcripts for 2 weeks! Actually asked me "are you sure she graduated from here?". Upon showing them the diploma, they were like, "That doesn't help us." The guidance counselors will not call me back concerning scheduling conflicts with my son. Apparently they have no clue. Anyone who thinks this school is top notch apparently has does not have much life experience. New and shiny is not always better!

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October 03, 2013
While the school is beautiful and has a good arts program, I have had issues with our now sophomore. There are teachers who even the guidance counselors know want to see the kids fail, which I find appalling. Our experience with athletics via the football team has been horrible. I haven't figure out if the coaches are trying to win or not, but I do know they don't play a lot of kids no matter what the score. I've watched my son on the side lines when they were 60 points down too many times. I'd make him quiit, but he's determined to see it through. So much for building kids up!

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October 24, 2012
Bad not Great material. Some of the teachers are amazing and others are rude and substandard. My kids are going to private school now.

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December 31, 2011
Our son has been blessed enough from his four years at Carolina Forest to be accepted to the highest ranked University in SC. Where many parents we know that had kids at other schools and many have complained they are struggling at the college level feeling their high school did not properly prepared their children, we feel very fortunate. CFHS did such a good job that our son just made the Dean's List in his first semester of college, thank-you Carolina Forest High! Coach Jolly, Mrs Jacobs, Mr Iagulli, and Mr Barber were all amazing educators and Mrs Twigg is not a teacher she is an angel from heaven sent to make a difference in the lives of so many young people today. Needless to say we HIGHLY recommend CFHS when moving to MB, SC...This is not one of the best schools this is the Best High School in Horry County!

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December 14, 2011
Carolina Forest is one of the best high schools in Horry County. They have the highest SAT and ACT scores and their are multiple choices for AP and Honors classes. They have an excellent rating. The school appeals to many different interests. They have sports, show choir, journalism, art, FFA, and many different clubs you can join. The administration staff is very nice and you can go to them for anything. Most of the teachers I've had have been good and the few that are bad are already being looked over by the admin. staff. Sure there are drug problems and the spoiled rich kid problems, but what school doesn't have that problem? And the whole thing about sports being the only people that are appreciated isn't true. CFHS is also proud of their show choir and theater program. They've made many breakthroughs within the past few years. Academics are also appreciated. I can say that the things that make it bad such as fights and drugs are no where near as bad as schools such as Socastee and Conway. This is an amazing school.

- submitted by a student

March 17, 2011
I was just reading over the reviews of this school and am absolutely shocked. This is my daughter's first year here, but she has had an absolutely positive experience. She is not an athlete, so I'm not sure about the "preferential treatment" others referred to. She is an Honors student who is very involved in the Show Choir and the FBLA and has been challenged academically since being there. There seem to be many types of people from many different backgrounds who mesh well. My child is friends with all kinds of people from every religious, socio-economic, cultural backgrounds imaginable. Teachers have been very easy to contact and communicate with and I've been pleased with the administration as a whole. I cannot imagine having my child at any other High School in Horry County.

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August 18, 2010
I am sorry but to all you people that have something against CFHS don t really know this school it is quite an amazing school there is nothing the teachers an admin. would not do to help us succeed in school and in life. I have been in Carolina Forest Schools since pre-School and I am now entering into my senior year proudly at Carolina Forest High School!

- submitted by a student

October 09, 2009
It is really not that bad of a school. People sit on this and complain because they have nothing better to do. This school has come a long way from where it started and it is only going to get better

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January 27, 2009
This school has top SAT and ACT scores as well as good teachers. There are a number of students not motivated to become anything nor any life goals and cause trouble for the 90% that do and take up a lot of admin time to deal with. Athletes at ALL schools placed on a pedistal so this complaint is universal. Considering all the problems this state has funding the needs for buildings, materials and teachers this school has done so much with so little, I have a daughter that has her name on the walls of the shcool now for 1320 SAT score she took in 10th grade. Biggest problem the motiovated students deal with are the violent drug dealing unmotivated kids that cause so much trouble.

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November 07, 2008
We have had terrible experiences with this school. The teachers seem to care, although they lack the authority to control their classes. My daughter an A student in honors classes was discouraged from attending after she was ill and missed 6 weeks. On a regular basis I picked up and returned her work, yet the counselour spoke with me, and said if she is not going to take school seriously she should just drop out. A friend while receiving his Masters in Education interned here. Basically, he was not allowed to teach and had to spoon feed the answers to the kids. Discouraged, he doesn't teach. Athletes not scholars are recognized and encouraged. Unless your child is a star athlete don't send them here.

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no rating
September 29, 2008
This school is amazing! The people who think is horrible don't have a clue what they are talking about! The outdoor campus is beautiful, the teachers are amazing and guidance is always looking out for students best interest! I would highly recommend attending this school, because the students and the staff are extremely welcoming.

- submitted by a student

September 17, 2008
I went to Carolina Forest for two years and the school is awesome. There are some really wonderful teachers who genuinely care about their student's success. The only thing that bothered me was guidance's attitude towards college. They almost discouraged students from applying to reach or dream schools instead of trying to pump them up. It's obviously not a preparatory school, but the facilities and faculty are still great. Highly recommended! Take Ginger Jacobs for any science possible!

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no rating
January 06, 2008
The athletes do get away with a lot. I went to school there and they would change my classes around to work with my football and wrestling. The administration staff is horrible. They just want to look good for the school board. But the teachers are great!

- submitted by a student

November 09, 2007
We had a horrible experience at this school. The adminstration was not accountable, numerous attempts to work with the school failed, no return calls or emails. Only time we had any response was when we involved the school board. Commerical for school vouchers.

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2007
The administration in this school only seems to care about how they look and not the best interest of the students. We had several problems with this school while our children attended here. We made numerous attempts to help our child succeed in his education but the principal and administration were not willing to help with solutions. They denied any suggestions we had. If your child is involved in sports this school is great as those students get special privileges and are not made accountable for their actions while children who are not involved in sports are harassed for not being involved and every little thing they do is documented. I highly suggest to parents to find other school to send their children.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
September 12, 2007
CFHS has approx 1850 students for 2007-08-- It also had the highest SAT scores in Horry County-

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 29, 2007
I love this school, and so does my child. The teachers are very well educated and it really shows. There was some over crowding last year but it will be better this year due to the other school built during the summer. This will be our second year here and we are so excited to start another wonderful year.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2007
1. Most importantly, there are some great teachers there. Others should not be there. 2. Significant discipline issues in/out of classroom. Appears administration won't or can't gain control of problem. My child, an average student, suffered in this chaotic environment. Worked with administration over long period hoping for resolution. After months withdrew my child 3. Overcrowding significant. 4. School looks good on the surface, administration knows all the right things to say. My opinion based on my child's experience. Research for yourself,talk to other parents before moving into this school zone.

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March 30, 2006
We moved here from another state and we are not at all happy. Academicly CFHS is way behind. Alot of the kids are just wild and their is no discipline. They talk back to the teachers, and the teachers do nothing. The main form of discipline is in school detention, even for serious infractions. Drugs are very easy to get. Too many spoiled rich kids in this area. CFHS doesn't want you to know that they have alot of problem kids, because they want you think they are the best school in Horry C0. We are looking to move to St. James or Socastee area.

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2004
An outstanding school with a first class faculty and staff. You can not ask for a better school or one that is more successful in everything that it attempts.

- submitted by a student

April 24, 2004
Carolina Forest High School, being one of the newest high schools in this county, is well on its way to achieving superstar status in the nation. The teachers are highly qualified and are experts in meeting the needs of high school students. My son received a high level of challenge through a variety of coursework including Honors and Advanced Placement classes. Graduates are able to compete with top scholars in the nation. The Fine Arts Department is stellar! Don't overlook this gem of a high school.

- submitted by a parent
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Carolina Forest High School
700 Gardner Lacy Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC  29579
(843) 236-7797
Last modified Carolina Forest High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carolina Forest High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top