St. James High School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

St. James High School
St. James High School logo.jpg
St. James High School Logo
Bring It On
Address
10800 Highway 707
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

United States
Coordinates33°36′54″N 79°03′09″W / 33.61500°N 79.05250°W / 33.61500; -79.05250Coordinates: 33°36′54″N 79°03′09″W / 33.61500°N 79.05250°W / 33.61500; -79.05250
Information
Funding typePublic
Established2002
Opened2003
School districtHorry County Schools
SuperintendentCindy Elsberry
CEEB Code411472
PrincipalVann Pennell
Faculty76
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,500
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)         Blue and White
MascotSharks
Newspaper'Shark Attack'
YearbookEchoes
Feeder schoolsSt. James Middle School
St. James Elementary School
Burgess Elementary School
Seaside Elementary School
Website
 
Jump to: navigation, search
St. James High School
St. James High School logo.jpg
St. James High School Logo
Bring It On
Address
10800 Highway 707
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

United States
Coordinates33°36′54″N 79°03′09″W / 33.61500°N 79.05250°W / 33.61500; -79.05250Coordinates: 33°36′54″N 79°03′09″W / 33.61500°N 79.05250°W / 33.61500; -79.05250
Information
Funding typePublic
Established2002
Opened2003
School districtHorry County Schools
SuperintendentCindy Elsberry
CEEB Code411472
PrincipalVann Pennell
Faculty76
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,500
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)         Blue and White
MascotSharks
Newspaper'Shark Attack'
YearbookEchoes
Feeder schoolsSt. James Middle School
St. James Elementary School
Burgess Elementary School
Seaside Elementary School
Website

St. James High School (SJHS) is a public high school located west of Highway 17 on Highway 707 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina approximately six miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of nine high schools in the Horry County School District. St. James has over 1,400 students and is the home of the St. James High School Sharks. St. James Elementary, Burgess Elementary, Seaside Elementary, and St. James Middle School feed into St. James High.

History[edit]

Due to the rapid growth in the south beach area and the consequential overcrowding at Socastee High School, Horry County Schools began planning the construction of a new high school in the Burgess community in 1999. Although the county wanted to name the new school South Strand High School, the decision was ultimately left up to a committee formed by local students and parents to select the school's name, mascot, and colors. The name St. James High School was chosen, and the school opened to students in 2003. St. James opened with 800 students, which did not include a senior class.[1][2]

Campus[edit]

The high school has eight computer labs, a media center with over 14,000 books, a 682 seat auditorium, gymnasium, mini gym, and a weight room. Its athletic facilities include three lighted practice fields, a 5,000 seat football/soccer stadium surrounded by an eight lane track, a softball field, baseball field, four tennis courts, and an on-campus cross country course. Additionally, the boys golf team plays at Wicked Stick Golf Links in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the girls golf team plays at Blackmoor Golf Club in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and the swim team meets at Coastal Carolina University .[3]

St. James High School main entrance
St. James High School entrance sign

Academics[edit]

St. James offers 13 Advanced Placement classes[4] along with Horry-Georgetown Technical College. The St. James Fine Arts Department consists of The Pride of St. James marching band, chorus, orchestra, art, and drama. The English Department produces the Shark Attack school newspaper, and the Echoes yearbook.[5]

Athletics[edit]

St. James offers 11 fall sports, seven winter sports, 13 spring sports, and five annual sports.


State championships[6]

Fine Arts[edit]

St. James also boasts a competitive music program.

South Carolina All-State Principal Chairs

References[edit]

External links[edit]