Socastee High School7

Myrtle Beach, SC | Horry County


March 18, 2015

I'm a concerned graduate of Socastee High School. While at Socastee there was a bomb threat, there was a suicide, there were multiple drop outs. There were issues with substance abuse and there were no efforts to stop bullying or substance abuse. Most schools have some form of promotion or intervention in regards to bullying. I think this lack of interest is very much so related to the problems Socastee had. I also think that Socastee is missing some very important staff. There is no school social worker nor is there a school psychologist. These could also be determining factors for the negative rates in regards to the students. I think these are all things that should be considered. The college prep classes are in no way college prep. Students do not get what they need to go to college from them. These are the students who leave with an 8th grade reading level. A lot needs to be done to get Socastee on the right track.

Submitted by a student

September 13, 2014

I am a parent of 2 children that have grown up in the forestbrook/Socastee HS system. My daughter is in her 2nd year at Clemson and my son is a junior at Socastee. The teachers, staff & academics are as superior as you can ever possibly expect! I, personally grew up moving all over the country. I've been fortunate to have my family living in Myrtle Beach for the past 10+ years and their education is top priority to me. I have NOT been disappointed in the least! To comment on the post in regards to having their 10 yr Olds at a football game and the behavior of what they witnessed - those kids may not even go to Socastee and the kids that represent the school in good way were out on the football field playing ball or in the marching band or volunteering at the concession stands. Don't judge the school on what you witnessed being there for about an hour. You also will be in for a rude awakening with the difference in attitude having a 10 year old vs a teenager ~ a 5th grader vs a 9th or 10th is huge as they are going through changes in hormones and more. Bottom line: Socastee High School is a PHENOMENAL school for teens & parents that want a fantastic education!

Submitted by a parent

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

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

September 18, 2009

This school is not the best, been to wayy better.

Submitted by a student

March 13, 2009

An outstanding school for any student who wants a quality education.

Submitted by a parent

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

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

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

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.

August 26, 2003

Socastee High has an excellent special needs program

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