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Socastee High School

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Posted August 23, 2013

I attended a football game at Socastee High School with my son and one of his friends (both 10 years old). I was so disappointed in how the students represented their school. Many young ladies were clothed so immodestly, and both the young men and women were cursing and using vulgarity like it's a normal, everyday occurrence (which it should not be, especially at 14-15 years of age). I also witnessed a fight between some of the students being broken up, only for one of the young men to be escorted away by a police officer. I'm hoping this wasn't an accurate representation of the entire school, but it's sad that these students think so little of their school and classmates to dress and act this way. My son and his friend were so uncomfortable that we left at half-time. I was considering sending my son to this high school when the time comes but I'm seriously rethinking that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2012

I moved to Myrtle Beach when my son was just under 2 years old from New York City, researched the schools all along the Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach, and found Socastee had the highest national academic rating of all the schools in the area. Top 5% of public high schools as rated by Newsweek for 3 consecutive years. Academically challenging, SHS has both an International Bacceluarate Program and an Honors/AP tract. They do not allow your kids to eat junk food during lunch or even buy soda - YES! My choice to build my home in this area was based upon my son's education, and it has been the right choice. He participated in the honors program at Socastee High School, Lacrosse, enjoyed extra carricular activites, and is now an honors student in college. This school is far ahead of most. The Principal is as involved with the students as if they were his own children. He can be seen at any SHS eventm and is avalable to meet with parents. The rest of the staff & teachers are MOST EXCELLENT. I cannot say enough about the wonderful and dedicated educators. I appreciate everything they have done to educate my son, and give him the tools he needs for college as well as life. ILSHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

This school is not the best, been to wayy better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2009

An outstanding school for any student who wants a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

The principal makes an effort to know every student in the school. Top 5% of public high schools as rated by Newsweek for 3 consecutive years. Great students + community involvement + teachers that care = bright futures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

As a parent, I've been very impressed with SHS. Great teachers abd great staff, who care about my son's education! SHS also has an on-site Police Officer, who is great with the kids! Wonderful facility, and abundant extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2004

SHS was a wonderful school. Academically challenging, SHS has both an International Bacceluarate Program and an Honors/AP tract. The choir is truly a gem at this school, with a nationally ranked chamber choir as well as annual Madrigal Dinners. Two people to seek out at the school are Mr. Morrisson and Mrs. Shuford. These two individual care about both academic, spiritual, and intellectual growth.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 19, 2004

This is a great school, well designed and great security, if you send your child to this school feel safe knowing that he will be taught well, this school is maintained very well, they do not allow your kids to eat junk food during lunch or even buy soda, this school does not care more about your childs money then they do about their health, feel safe sending your child to this magnificent school.


Posted August 26, 2003

Socastee High has an excellent special needs program


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled64%
Not disabled96%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant93%

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled53%
Not disabled95%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

424 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 53%
Black 8% 36%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4900 Socastee Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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Phone: (843) 293-2513

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