• about us

  • About Us

    St. James High School opened to students in 2003. Our feeder schools include St James Elementary, Burgess Elementary, Seaside Elementary, St. James Intermediate & St. James Middle School. St. James opened with 700 students, which did not include a senior class. Now St. James is home to over 1,700 students. St. James offers 18 Advanced Placement classes along with a wide variety of honors classes, boasts 8 computer labs, a media center with over 18,000 books (including online e-books and audio books), a 682 seat auditorium, gymnasium, mini gym, and a weight room.

    Our campus has 3 lighted practice fields, a 5,000-seat football/soccer stadium that also includes a track with 8 lanes. We also have a softball field, a baseball field, 4 tennis courts, and an on-campus cross-country course. Our boy's & girl’s golf teams play at The International Club as well as other area courses.

    The St. James Fine Arts Department competes with the best in the state and our Bands, Chorus, Orchestra, Art, and Drama students, continually receive superior ratings and win state and national honors. St. James boasts over 25 student organizations, 10 boy sports, 12 girl sports, marching band and JROTC. Our school and students have won many awards and accomplished many achievements.  

    We are located on Hwy 707 West of 17 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, approximately 6 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

    Mission & Goals

    St James High School
    A diverse and mutually respectful community with the common goal of empowering students to become lifelong learners prepared to excel in an evolving global society.

    Every student will graduate from St James High School with the skills to attend college with No Remediation.

    Providing a world-class learning experience for all students in an environment that nurtures positive interpersonal relationships and a strong sense of community identity. 

    Rigor is challenging students beyond their comfort zone to become lifelong learners in an environment where “I can’t is not accepted, I will is expected, and my success is celebrated.”

    An investment of personal time, energy, and interest that actively seeks to spark our curiosity.

    The vision for St. James High School is for every student to graduate, being college and/or career ready, prepared with a plan, and equipped with the necessary knowledge and life skills to serve as good citizens and succeed in an ever-changing society.

    Once a Shark,
    Always a Shark...
    Keep Moving Forward


    SJHS Graduate


    St. James High School Alma Mater
    To thee St. James, O Alma Mater 
    Hear our song proclaim! 
    We pledge our loyalty forever  
    Sing a proud refrain! 

    And guide us with compassion 
    Let knowledge be our flame! 
    Our love will burn  
    With passion bright 
    We honor thee St. James!​