School Details

Waccamaw Elementary School

251 Claridy Rd, Conway, SC 29526
(843) 347-4684
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 776 students 16 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

77%
85%
80%
67%
80%
73%
59%
71%
61%
70%
81%
75%
62%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Horry 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
82%
78%
89%
82%
78%
82%
78%
74%
84%
87%
81%
83%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Horry 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
80%
77%
80%
81%
76%
76%
74%
72%
82%
76%
70%
79%
77%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Horry 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Waccamaw Elementary School is a public elementary school in Conway. The principal of Waccamaw Elementary School is Barbara Ammons and can be contacted at bammons@horrycountyschools.net. 776 students attend Waccamaw Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 78% of the 776 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Waccamaw Elementary School is 16:1. Conway Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 66%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 23%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I think this is a great school. The staff goes out of their way to get to know everyone. My son is in his third year and my daughter is in her first year but already she knew most of the staff just from drop off and pick up of her big brother. Love the atmosphere but theu could use more funding.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent of a child that attends Waccamaw Elementary I must say that I am completely satified with the entire staff and the facility. Never have I had a question go unanswered or a problem left unsolved. I think this is a great school and could not imagine sending my daughter anywhere else.

  • (8 years ago)

    Acclaim might not be the highest ranked school in the area but they are the most friendliest and the most concern. The school is not new I believe it has been there for over 20 years and still kicking along. We have been given some of the greatest teachers and I can say I have 3 children attending Waccamaw and they are not falling behind. So give it a chance you will not be disappointed.

  • (8 years ago)

    Waccamaw Elementary is an excellent school in many ways. The principal and staff make you feel like family and provide you with all the help you need. My son got off to a rocky start in Kindergarden and we had some bad times. He had a hard time adjusting and finding where he fit in but the wonderful teachers and staff and Mrs. B Ammons Mrs. R. Cribb & Mrs. Dale stayed by our side and helped to guide us through the rough times especially when we felt like giving up. Being a part of Waccamaw Elementary has truly been a life changing experience for me and my family. Thanks for making such a positive impact in our lives.

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