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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St. James Middle School

Myrtle Beach, SC


St. James Middle School
9775 St. James Road
Myrtle Beach, SC  29588
Phone: 843-650-5543
Horry County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
9

Grades Served: 7-8
Enrollment: 1,153
Type: Regular School    
St. James Middle School

St. James Middle School


Metro Area Ranking

#2
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: St. James Middle School is ranked #2 of 14 of the best middle schools in Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas (86th percentile). Cick the link to see all 14 middle schools.


State Ranking

#32
Statewide Middle School Ranking: St. James Middle School is ranked #32 out of 314 of the best middle schools in South Carolina (90th percentile). Click the link to see all 314 middle schools.


Overall, St. James Middle 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. St. James Middle School has an enrollment of approximately 1,153 students and serves grades 7-8. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.




South Carolina Standardized Tests

SC Ready Test Results

English

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 572.6 76th 544.0
7 605.8 79th 580.0
8 652.6 85th 613.4

English

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 572.6 76th 544.0
7 605.8 79th 580.0
8 652.6 85th 613.4

Math

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 571.6 81st 534.7
7 593.5 88th 548.2
8 629.4 88th 584.5

Math

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 571.6 81st 534.7
7 593.5 88th 548.2
8 629.4 88th 584.5


SC PASS Test Results (SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards)

Science

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 1659.6 85th 1650.4
7 1757 78th 1750.1
8 1863.8 93rd 1850.3

Science

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 1659.6 85th 1650.4
7 1757 78th 1750.1
8 1863.8 93rd 1850.3

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 669.4 88th 642.5
7 651.1 87th 627.4
8 676.3 95th 636.1

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 669.4 88th 642.5
7 651.1 87th 627.4
8 676.3 95th 636.1


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 89.5 71.4
Algebra 1 86.9 69.4


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 54% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)
 54% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 0% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 0% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 6% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 6% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

SCPass data is based on the 2016-2017 school year from the South Carolina Department of Education. If you're looking for the school report card for St. James Middle School, then we can help. We've distilled much of St. James Middle 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.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
St. James Elementary School 9 0.1 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-4
St. James High School 8 1.1 miles Murrells Inlet, SC Regular 9-12
Burgess Elementary School 9 1.6 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-4
Seaside Elementary School 7 2.6 miles Garden City, SC Regular PK-4
Socastee Elementary School 8 4.7 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-5
Socastee High School 9 4.8 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular 9-12
Lakewood Elementary School 9 5.1 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-5
Forestbrook Middle School 9 7.2 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular 6-8
Palmetto Bays Elementary School 7 7.4 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-5
Plantersville Elementary School 1 9.5 miles Georgetown, SC Regular PK-5
Waccamaw Middle School 9 9.7 miles Pawleys Island, SC Regular 7-8
Waccamaw Intermediate School 8 9.9 miles Pawleys Island, SC Regular 4-6
Carolina Forest Elementary School 9 10.6 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-5
Forestbrook Elementary School 9 11.2 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-5
River Oaks Elementary School 8 11.4 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-5
Carolina Forest High School 8 11.4 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular 9-12
Myrtle Beach Elementary School 8 11.4 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular 2-3
Myrtle Beach High School 7 11.7 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular 9-12
Myrtle Beach Middle School 7 11.7 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular 6-8
Myrtle Beach Intermediate 8 11.8 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular 4-5