Carvers Bay High School

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Carvers Bay High School
Carvers Bay High School.jpg
13002 Choppee Road
Hemingway, Georgetown County, South Carolina
Coordinates 33°36′43″N 79°19′38″W / 33.61194°N 79.32722°W / 33.61194; -79.32722Coordinates: 33°36′43″N 79°19′38″W / 33.61194°N 79.32722°W / 33.61194; -79.32722
Type Public high school
School district Georgetown County School District
Principal Richard Neal
Faculty 90
Grades 9-12
Number of students ~500[1]
Color(s) Crimson Red and Vegas Gold
Mascot Bears

Carvers Bay High School is a high school in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States, and is part of the Georgetown County School District. It is a government funded school for high school students (grades 9-12). The school is the result of the merger between Choppee High School and Pleasant Hill High School and opened in 2000. In 2000 the school had nearly 800 students attending. The school serves students from the towns of Pleasant Hill, Plantersville, Carvers Bay, Lanes Creek, Dunbar, Oatland,St.Luke, Pee Dee, Choppee and Browns Ferry.


Carvers Bay Middle School is located on the same campus in a separate building.


School clubs and organizations include: Beartracks, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Council, Service Over Self, National Honor Society, Futures in Health Care, Academic Team, Beta Club, Future Farmers of America, Christian Crusaders on Campus, Marine Corps Junior ROTC, The Music Dept., and the National Technical Honor Society.[2]


The State of South Carolina graded Carvers Bay High School in 2011 with the grade of "Good" and in the area of growth the school earned an "Excellent".[3]

The school was recognized as a Palmetto Gold school for the 2004-05 school year. The senior class of 2006 earned over $1.5 million in scholarship awards.

MCJROTC students received a grade of "outstanding", the highest category possible, during their inspection.[4] Almost 20% of the student body is involved in ROTC.


There are no bells to mark the beginning or ending of the class periods. Students and staff use watches and clocks.


The school is known for its band. The Carvers Bay High School High Steppin' Marching Bear Band "The Bear Pride" is under the direction of Mr.Floyd Q. Ruffin (instrumental) & Ms.Gwen Smith (Flag/Dance lines). The band is the new & official best band in the land of the lowcountry of South Carolina.

School song[edit]

Carvers Bay Alma Mater lyrics are as follows:

Far above all other high schools
Proudly does she stand
Carvers Bay our alma mater
Noblest in the land.

In the hearts of all her students
She stands first and last
Great and good her glowing future
Bears we hold thee fast.
High we hold her crimson banner
Never shall it fall
Carvers Bay our alma mater
Noblest of them all.

Notable alumni[edit]