2022 Annual Report

  • Message from the Superintendent

    Dr. Rick Maxey

    Located along the northeast coast of South Carolina, Horry County Schools is in a thriving and growing community. Horry County’s population has more than doubled over the past 30 years and is the second-fastest-growing metropolitan statistical area in the nation for the third year in a row.

    Horry County Schools is a premier, world-class school system and is the third-largest school system in South Carolina. Boasting 56 school sites, over 46,000 students, and more than 6,000 employees, Horry County Schools offers a wide array of opportunities for our students to gain the knowledge, skills, and life and career characteristics embedded in the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.

    Horry County Schools supports world-class skills by providing our students with a rigorous and standards-driven instructional program, personalized learning plans, technology-infused classrooms, STEM opportunities, fine arts & social services, and opportunities for innovation and management skills to be self-directed learners and workers. Along with enriched educational programs, Horry County Schools provides additional opportunities for success and growth through a wide array of extracurricular activities and clubs, fine arts, and athletics. 

    With this dynamic environment, our teachers and students shine. HCS routinely garners awards for teaching, and district schools annually are highly ranked in state and national lists for instruction and learning opportunities. Our district is fully committed to preparing students for lifelong success through excellence in education.

    - Dr. Rick Maxey



HCS: An Award-Winning Team

  • District Awards

  • School Awards

  • Staff Awards

  • Student Awards

  • State Champions



Horry County Board of Education

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  • David Cox
  • David Koch
  • Debbie Edmonds
  • Howard Barnard
  • James Edwards
  • Janet Graham
  • Melanie Wellons
  • Neil James
  • Pam Dawson
  • Shanda Allen
  • Tracy Winters
  • Wendy Hodges
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  • Board Chairman
  • District 1
  • District 11
  • District 2
  • District 3
  • District 4
  • District 5
  • District 6
  • District 7
  • District 8
  • District 9
  • Vice-Chair - District 10
  • All
  • Aynor, Conway, and Green Sea Floyds
  • Carolina Forest and Conway
  • Carolina Forest and Myrtle Beach
  • Carolina Forest, Conway, and Forestbrook
  • Carolina Forest, Conway, Green Sea Floyds, and Loris
  • Carolina Forest, Myrtle Beach, Socastee, and St. James
  • Carolina Forest, St. James, and Socastee
  • Green Sea Floyds, Loris, & North Myrtle Beach
  • Horry County
  • Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach
  • Surfside and St. James


About Horry County Schools

  • Horry County Schools is inspiring possibilities for student success through a broad range of unique teaching and learning opportunities.

    Horry (pronounced O-Ree) County Schools is made up of 56 schools within nine attendance areas: Aynor, Carolina Forest, Conway, Green Sea Floyds, Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee, and St. James. Horry County Schools has more than 48,000 students and is South Carolina’s third-largest school district.