Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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HCS Early College High School

Conway, SC


HCS Early College High School
2050 Highway 501 East, Bldg. 400
Conway, SC  29528
Phone: 843-349-3131
Horry County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
9

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 383
Type: Regular School    
HCS Early College High School

HCS Early College High School


Metro Area Ranking

#2
Metro Area High School Ranking: HCS Early College High School is ranked #2 out of 11 of the best high schools in Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas (82nd percentile). Cick the link to see all 11 high schools.


State Ranking

#31
Statewide High School Ranking: HCS Early College High School is ranked #31 out of 217 of the best high schools in South Carolina (86th percentile). Click the link to see all 217 high schools.


Overall, HCS Early College High School is a 9-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Horry County, SC. HCS Early College High School has an enrollment of approximately 383 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.
Graduation Rate
 > 95% - HCS Early College High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools
 > 95% - HCS Early College High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools




South Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 18.5 73rd 16.7
Math 19.8 75th 18.4
Reading 19.1 60th 18.5
Science 19.2 62nd 18.5
Writing 17.2 73rd 15.4

The ACT, a college readiness assessment, was given to every South Carolina 11th grader in 2016 with the exception of those eligible for alternate assessments. The ACT scores range from 0 to 36. State averages for ACT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at HCS Early College High stack up against those of other high schools in South Carolina.


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 84.3 79.8
Algebra 1 86.7 81.9
Biology 1 92.6 81.6


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 70% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 70% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 3% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)
 3% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

SCPass data is based on the 2015-2016 school year from the South Carolina Department of Education. If you're looking for the school report card for HCS Early College High School, then we can help. We've distilled much of HCS Early College High School's school report card data for you to see on one page.


Rankings for schools were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

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Waccamaw Elementary School 7 2.4 miles Conway, SC Regular PK-5
Black Water Middle School 7 4.2 miles Conway, SC Regular 6-8
Pee Dee Elementary School 6 6.0 miles Conway, SC Regular PK-5
Carolina Forest High School 9 6.2 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular 9-12
Carolina Forest Elementary School 9 7.7 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-5
Palmetto Bays Elementary School 6 7.8 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-5
Kingston Elementary School 8 8.0 miles Conway, SC Regular PK-5
Forestbrook Middle School 9 9.2 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular 6-8
Forestbrook Elementary School 9 9.7 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-5
River Oaks Elementary School 8 11.0 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-5
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