Public Schools

Conway area schools meet individual needs

The Horry County School District offers excellent opportunities for students of all ages and all types of interests. The rapidly growing School District serves more than 43,000 students in nine attendance areas making it the third largest among South Carolina's 85 school districts and the district is steadily growing with more than 700 new students expected in the next school year. Almost 3,000 teachers serve those students in 53 schools district wide.

Students with Conway addresses generally live in either the Conway or Carolina Forest attendance areas, however, students can go to any school in the county if the district approves the move and the students can provide their own transportation to and from school. At the schools, parents will need valid birth certificates, proof of immunizations and documentation of Horry County residency. A Social Security number for each child is requested.

Loris offers a STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program that provides specialized education in high tech fields including engineering, sports medicine, health science and biomedical science.

In Carolina Forest, the arts take center stage. The Carolina Forest attendance area has a special focus on fine arts in all of its schools. Elementary schools have choir programs, the middle schools have dance, art, music and theatre and the high school offers a comprehensive fine arts curriculum. Carolina Forest's theater and show choir programs not only entertain, but also garner awards at national level competitions.

Horry County Schools' Early College High School is ranked by Newsweek as 20th in the nation in the category of "Beating the Odds". The Academy for Arts, Science and Technology is one of only 15 schools in the entire nation to earn the High Schools That Work Platinum High Achievement award. The Scholars Academy, The Horry County Virtual School, charter schools, Early College High School and an alternative school are also part of the comprehensive program designed to give students choices about the focus and intensity of their studies.
The charter schools include Bridgewater Academy, the Palmetto Academy of Learning and Success (PALS), the Academy of Hope and Palmetto Academy for Learning Motorsports (PALM).

Newcomers should contact the district office at (843) 488-6700 to determine which schools their children will attend. Registration is completed at the individual school.

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Conway Elementary

1101 Snowhill Drive
Conway, SC 29526
 (843) 488-0696

Homewood Elementary

108 N. Clemson Circle
Conway, SC 29526
 (843) 365-2512

Kingston Elementary

4580 Highway 472
Conway, SC 29526
 (843) 365-3777

Pee Dee Elementary

6555 Hwy. 134
Conway, SC 29527
 (843) 397-2579

South Conway Elementary

3001 Fourth Avenue
Conway, SC 29527
 (843) 488-0272

Waccamaw Elementary

251 Claridy Road
Conway, SC 29526
 (843) 347-4684

Black Water Middle

900 E Cox Ferry Road
Conway, SC 29526
 (843) 903-8440

Conway Middle

1104 Elm Street
Conway, SC 29526
 (843) 488-6040

Whittemore Park Middle

1808 Rhue Street
Conway, SC 29527
 (843) 488-0669

Conway High

2301 Church Street
Conway, SC 29526
 (843) 488-0662

The Academy for Technology and Academics

5639 US 701 North
Conway, SC 29526
 (843) 488-6600

Early College High School

c/o Horry Georgetown Technical College
Building 200
2050 US 501 East
Conway. SC 29526
 (843) 349-7102

The Scholars Academy

c/o Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
100 Chanticleer Drive
214/215 University Hall
Conway, SC 29528
 (843) 349-4117

Coastal Workforce Center One-Stop

200-A Victory Lane
Conway, SC 29526
 (843) 234-9675

Conway Education Center

1620 Sherwood Drive
Conway. SC 29526