Education

When will Horry County’s new schools open?

jlee@thesunnews.com

Horry County Schools is currently building five new “energy-positive” schools to house growth in the district.

The new schools will generate between 7 and 11 percent more energy than they produce, according to builder Robbie Ferris. The schools were originally supposed to open by the start of the 2017-18 school year, but due to delays in accessing the building sites, two schools will be delayed.

Here’s the contractually obligated completion date for each school according to Ferris, as well as the student capacity, grade level and school size.

St. James Intermediate

Completion date: July 3, 2017

Student capacity: 1,200

Grades: 5th and 6th

Size: 170,918 square feet

Ten Oaks Middle

Completion date: July 6, 2017

Student capacity: 1,200

Grades: 6th through 8th

Size: 170,918 square feet

Socastee Elementary (replacement)

Completion date: July 8, 2017

Student capacity: 916

Grades: Childhood development through 5th grade

Size: 120,230 square feet

Myrtle Beach Middle (replacement)

Completion date: October 29, 2017

Student capacity: 1,200

Grades: 6th through 8th

Size: 170,918 square feet

Socastee Middle

Completion date: January 26, 2018

Student capacity: 800

Grades: 6th through 8th

Size: 150,000 square feet

Data source: Horry County Schools

Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian

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