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Five Horry County high schools make the U.S. News Top 35 in S.C.

Carolina Forest High School on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Photo by Janet Blackmon Morgan / jblackmon@thesunnews.com
Carolina Forest High School on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Photo by Janet Blackmon Morgan / jblackmon@thesunnews.com

Where do Horry County's high schools rank in the state?

U.S. News and World Report on Wednesday released their list of of the top 35 schools in South Carolina, and several Horry County high schools made the list.

18 - Carolina Forest High School

23 - St. James High School

24 - Socastee High School

31 - North Myrtle Beach High School

35 - Aynor High School

U.S. News says it ranks the schools based on a few factors including college preparedness, graduation rates, how well black, Latino and low-income students performed compared to the rest of the state and students' performance in state reading and math assessments.

"We are excited that several schools in our area were named to the U.S. News Best High Schools list for South Carolina," said Horry County Schools spokesperson Lisa Bourcier. "We know our teachers and administrators are among the best in the business and glad our schools and students were recognized for the great work they do."

None of Horry County's schools made U.S. News' list of the top 50 schools in the country.

Several schools have fallen from last year's rankings.

In 2017, St. James High was ranked 14th, Carolina Forest High was 15th, Aynor High was 17th, North Myrtle Beach High was 18th and Green Sea Floyds High was 25th.

Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian

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