Myrtle Beach school information

IndexMyrtle BeachSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores58%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools1893279,221
Total private schools636924,874
Total post-secondary schools2967,963
The Myrtle Beach, SC educational system consists of 18 public schools, 6 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Myrtle Beach public schools have average test scores of 58% which is 24% higher than than the South Carolina average and 17% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Myrtle Beach public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.8% have completed high school, 26.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Myrtle Beach are 17% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Myrtle Beach.
  • 83.0% of people in Myrtle Beach have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.8% of people in Myrtle Beach have completed high school.
  • 26.1% of people in Myrtle Beach have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Myrtle Beach

IndexMyrtle BeachSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade83.0%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school81.8%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college57.8%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.8%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.1%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters8.9%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.8%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Myrtle Beach (high school & post-secondary)

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Myrtle Beach, SC30,10658%17%

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Source: The Myrtle Beach, SC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.