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WHS ranked 17th in state

Waccamaw High School was noted as a National Silver Medal Winner and rated 17th in South Carolina’s Best High Schools by U. S. News and World Report recently.  It received the highest ranking on any of Georgetown or Horry county’s high schools.  Waccamaw received a 28.1 Index related to college readiness.  This index is determined by the students’ scores on the AP Exam.  Georgetown County was awarded the Advanced Placement Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.  This status is determined by have more students take AP Exams and the percentage of students scoring at a "3" or better (college credit given at most colleges and universities for the courses) being higher than the previous year.  “We are extremely proud of our students in Georgetown County and salute WHS for being recognized as a top performing high school.  Our students are very prepared for college, military, and careers they choose after graduation.  We did well on these ratings and performed extremely well on ACT Work Keys. This is a well-deserved honor.  GCSD has an extremely supportive School Board who are constantly working toward initiatives that promote rigor,”  said Patti Hammel, executive director for Student Performance and Federal Programs,  "and a special thank you to our administration, teachers, students, parents, and community for all of their dedication to academic success. "

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