Loris High, district get good marks from state superintendent during visit last week

vgrooms@thesunnews.comOctober 3, 2013 

State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais visited Loris High School last week and had good things to say about the work being done there and in the district, Horry County Schools Superintendent Cindy Elsberry told the Horry County school board Monday night.

Loris High was highest in academic attainment among all schools in the state that Zais ranked based on the percentage of students who receive Medicaid and/or free or reduced meals, Elsberry said, adding that was something the school should be proud of as its performance continues to climb.

The state superintendent also ranked districts based on their poverty level, and Horry County Schools – a countywide district - came in second in the state behind Spartanburg District 4, a much smaller district, Elsberry said. Zais calculated performance expectations for districts, based on their poverty level, and HCS was seventh in performing above expectations for districts, she said.

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