Schools and Education


Georgetown County School District

Georgetown County School District serves close to 10,000 students in pre-k through grade 12, and is comprised of 18 schools, and adult education program and an optional school program.


Administration Office

J.B. Beck Administrative & Education Center

2018 Church St., Georgetown, SC 29440



Pawleys Island 

Coastal Montessori Charter (843) 235-0413

Pawleys Island Montessori (843) 237-9015

Waccamaw Elementary (843) 237-4233

Waccamaw Intermediate (843) 237-7071

Waccamaw Middle (843) 237-0106

Waccamaw High (843) 237-9899


Murrells Inlet

St. James Elementary (843) 650-8220

St. James Middle (843) 650-5543

St. James High (843) 650-5600



Kensington Elementary School (843) 546-8511

Maryville Elementary School (843) 546-8423

McDonald Elementary School (843) 527-3485

Sampit Elementary School (843) 527-4411

Georgetown Middle School (843) 527-4495

Georgetown High School (843) 546-8516



Andrews Elementary School (843) 264-3419

Rosemary Middle School (843) 264-9780

Andrews High School (843) 264-3414


Carver’s Bay

Brown's Ferry Elementary School (843) 527-1325

Carver’s Bay Middle (843) 545-0918

Carver’s Bay High (843) 545-5837

Plantersville Elementary School (843) 546-8453

Pleasant Hill Elementary School (843) 558-9417



Pleasant Hill Elementary School (843) 558-9417

Carvers Bay Middle School (843) 545-0918

Carvers Bay High School (843) 558-6920


Private Schools In Georgetown County

All Saints Church School, Pawleys Island (843) 237-4223

Trinity Christian Academy, Andrews (843) 264-8413

Georgetown Presbyterian Church Preschool, Georgetown (843) 546-5826 Ext. 138

Herbert Creative Play School, Georgetown (843) 546-7875

Learning Center, Georgetown (843) 546-8991

Lowcountry Preparatory School, Pawleys Island (843) 237-4147

Pawleys Island Child Development Center, Pawleys Island (843) 237-4765

Pawleys Island Christian Academy, Pawleys Island (843) 237-9293

Pawleys Island Montessori Day School, Pawleys Island (843) 237-9015

Coastal Montessori Charter School, Pawleys Island (843) 235-0413

Prince George Episcopal Preschool, Georgetown (843) 545-9217

St. Peter’s Lutheran School, Pawleys Island (843) 237-2795


Horry County

Horry County Schools' vision is to be a premier, world-class school system in which every student acquires an excellent education. Our schools will be welcoming centers organized around high-quality teaching and learning. The countywide school district encompasses 51 schools in the nine attendance areas of Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, Socastee, North Myrtle Beach, Loris, Aynor, Green Sea Floyds and St. James.  Horry County Schools, with more than 42,000 students, is South Carolina’s third largest school district.

If you move to the Murrells Inlet area, your child will either attend Georgetown or Horry County Schools. For example children in Wachesaw Plantation attend Georgetown County, but children who live in Prince Creek need to check the county line because it is located in both counties.


Georgetown and Horry Registration

All children between the ages of 5 and 17 (by Sept. 1) must enroll in school. All children eligible for kindergarten have the opportunity to attend full-day classes. Contact the school district's Office of Student Support Services to find out which school your child will attend, and visit the school to register your child.

To register, students must have:

• A Valid Birth Certificate

• Proof of immunization on a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization form

• Documentation of residence in their school's county

• A social security number

• License plate number and vehicle registration information


Higher Education

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway. The University offers 70 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree, and 17 master's degree programs, plus two educational specialist degrees. The University began offering its first doctoral program in Fall 2014. For more information, call (843) 347-3161

Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is a comprehensive two-year community/technical college ideally situated on the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. HGTC offers more than 90 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs for students who are either seeking quick entry into the workforce or desiring to transfer to a senior institution to pursue a bachelor's degree. For more information, contact the Admissions office at (843) 347-3186; the Grand Strand Campus at (843) 477-0808; the Georgetown Campus at (843) 546-8406.