North Myrtle Beach High School

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North Myrtle Beach High School
North Myrtle Beach High School Logo.jpg
3750 Sea Mountain Highway,
Little River, South Carolina 29566

United States

33°51′46″N 78°40′05″W / 33.86278°N 78.66806°W / 33.86278; -78.66806Coordinates: 33°51′46″N 78°40′05″W / 33.86278°N 78.66806°W / 33.86278; -78.66806

Type Public High School
Established 1970
School district Horry County Schools
Superintendent Cindy Elsberry
CEEB Code 411532
Principal Trevor Strawderman
Faculty 74
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,354
Student to teacher ratio 18:1
Color(s)          Blue and Gold
Mascot Chiefs
Feeder schools NMB Middle School (6-8)NMB Intermediate School (4-5)
NMB Elementary School (2-3)
NMB Primary School (K-1)

North Myrtle Beach High School is a public school located in Little River, South Carolina. The school is one of nine high schools within Horry County Schools. The school serves the city of North Myrtle Beach, the town of Atlantic Beach, and the communities of Little River and Longs.


Following integration, North Myrtle Beach High School was created out of Wampee High School (the white school) and Chestnut High School (the black school). These two schools covered an attendance zone including Atlantic Beach, Little River, Longs, and the newly incorporated North Myrtle Beach. The school mascot, the "Chiefs", was voted on by the community. The previous mascots were the "Indians" (Wampee), and the "Braves" (Chestnut). The school's colors of blue and gold are a combination of Wampee High School's blue and white, and Chestnut High School's maroon and gold.


North Myrtle Beach High School Arrowhead Sports Logo

North Myrtle Beach High School offers the following sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

The school's teams compete in South Carolina Region VII-3A sports with Georgetown High School, Myrtle Beach High School, Socastee High School, St. James High School, and Wilson High School.

Mock Trial[edit]

The North Myrtle Beach High School Mock Trial team has been one of the school's most outstanding programs. Since 2011, the team, coached by Amy Howe, Martin Spratlin, and Joshua Holford (previously by Brad Smith and Robert Decerbo), has claimed three state championship titles and in 2014 placed second at the national competition held in Madison, Wisconsin. The 2014 team was captained by seniors Lukas Gschwandtner, Shannon Cherney, and Bailey Phillips, and also included Taylor Moon, Ariyana Gore, Kacey Markarian, Brandon Lynch, Alexis Jones, Madison Genevero, and Sophie Sumpter. Each October the team competes in the world wide Empire City Invitational held annually in Brooklyn, New York,in which the team has placed 15th, 9th, and 6th.


North Myrtle Beach High School has a concert band, jazz band, and marching band. The marching band, known as "The Band Of Marching Chiefs" performs at home football games and competes at area competitions. At "The Reservation", the band plays Chops (same as Florida State Seminoles and Atlanta Braves) and other crowd favorites. The band has placed first and received superior ratings at such competitions as The Mid-Atlantic Contest of Champions in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.