Mission Statement: The mission of Loris High School is to prepare all students to achieve excellence by creating an environment conducive to learning where students, staff, and families work together to promote the skills needed in a continuously changing world.
Purpose of the Report: The report is issued by the Loris High School Improvement Council in accordance with South Carolina law to share information on the school’s progress in meeting various goals and objectives, the work of the SIC, and other accomplishments during the school year.
Summary: Loris High School has a diverse population of approximately 734 students in grades 9-12. Currently, 87 students attend program schools in the Horry County School District. Demographically, LHS is 40% African American, 48% Caucasian, and 12% Other. All students receive free breakfast and lunch.
During the 2020-2021 school year, LHS has offered a variety of programs and initiatives. Blended learning has been embraced in all classrooms. This was made possible when all students were issued a Personal Learning Device to support technological initiatives. The school has offered a free, after-school tutoring program as well as a quarter replacement program to help students succeed academically. EOC reviews are conducted each semester. Bus transportation and snacks are provided for all of these programs.
SIC Annual Goals: LHS has established goals for Student Learning. These four goals are:
- The pass rate on the Algebra 1 EOC Exam will increase to 75% for students taught in our building.
- The pass rate on the English 2 EOC Exam will increase to 90% for students taught in our building.
- The pass rate on the Biology EOC Exam will increase to 70% for students taught in our building.
- The pass rate on the US History EOC Exam will increase to 60% for students taught in our building.
David Wilson was named LHS 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year.
Nelson Grissett was named LHS 2021-2022 Support Staff Person of the Year.
The varsity girls’ basketball team was the Region VII AAA winner.
Corteria Chestnut was selected as the Region VII AAA Player of the Year.
JaQuon Dewitt was selected as a Region VII AAA Player.
School Improvement Council
Chair: Shakedra Jenerette
Vice Chair: Caitlyn Dean
Secretary: Jodi Cox
Eric Crawford, Teacher
DeCarlo Fernandez, Teacher
Reba Fowler, Community Member
Kevin Gause, Parent
Brandy Graham, Parent
Christina Gerald, Student
Todd Harrelson, Community Member
Jimmy McCullough, Principal
Madelyn Todd, Student
4-Year Graduation Rate:
2017 - 84.0%
2018 - 75.6%
2019 - 81.3%
2020 - 80.0%
2021 - 77%
2022 - 82.3%
2023 (Goal) - 83%
End-of-Course Test Pass Rates: