Conway High School (South Carolina)
|Conway High School|
|2301 Church Street
Conway, South Carolina 29526
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Horry County Schools|
|Principal||Mrs. Velna Allen|
|Enrollment||1,577 (as of 2011)|
|Student to teacher ratio||14:1|
|Color(s)||Forest Green and Vegas Gold|
|Feeder schools||Conway Middle
Pee Dee Elementary
South Conway Elementary (part)
Conway High School is a public school located in Conway, South Carolina at 2301 Church Street. It is one of nine high schools in the Horry County School District. As of 2010−11, the school's enrollment was 1,592. The school's principal is Mrs. Velna Allen. The school colors are forest green and gold, and its athletic teams are known as the "Tigers."
In 1968, Conway High School and Whittemore High School (the city's African-American high school) merged following desegregation. In the early years Conway High's colors were green and white, and many years later their colors changed to green, white and orange, while Whittemore's were purple and gold. The two schools elected to make the new colors of present-day Conway High School green white and gold, and also to keep the "Tiger" as the school's mascot (Whittemore's teams were known as the "Bulldogs"). The school has since had notable academic achievements such as the Palmetto Gold and Silver award. also the National Renaissance program was started at Conway in the early '80s. The school is also rated "Excellent" on the state report card.
Over the years the Conway High football team had major rivalries with Myrtle Beach High School (The Seahawks), Georgetown High School (The Bulldogs), Socastee High School (The Braves), Carolina Forest High School (The Panthers) and Marlboro County High School (The Bulldogs).
- Allen Patrick, American football player
- Sheri Reynolds, playwright, author
- Perry Richardson, musician, bassist for FireHouse
- Buddy Sasser, American football player, coach, college athletics administrator
- Kenneth Earl "Junior" Hemingway, Jr., American football player
- Luke Rankin, S.C. State Senator
- Grant Holmes, American baseball player