State Report cards issued for Horry County schools

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The South Carolina Department of Education has issued their State Report cards to schools and Horry County did well.

State Report cards issued by the South Carolina Department of Education for 2012 show that 98 percent of Horry County schools received an Absolute rating ofExcellent, Good, or Average. Seventy-seven percent were rated Excellent or Good, an increase of six percent from 2011. As a district, Horry County Schools' ratings remained the same as last year, holding a Good Absolute rating and an Average Growth rating.

Of the State Report Cards issued to schools, 12 showed improved Absolute ratings, 39 maintained previous ratings, and two schools received a lower rating than in 2011.  Ninety-six percent received Growth ratings of Excellent, Good or Average. Seventy-two percent were rated Excellent or Good, compared to 58 percent last year. Fifteen schools improved their Growth ratings, 27 maintained their ratings, and eight schools declined in ratings since 2011. Twenty schools, or 37 percent, scored Excellent in both Absolute and Growth ratings, an increase of six percent over last year.

Have a look at the full press release, which includes some additional information about the report cards here.  You can also view a more detailed report on each school in our county here.

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