Waccamaw High School

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Waccamaw High School
Waccamaw High School Logo.jpg
2412 Kings River Road
Pawley's Island, South Carolina 29585
United States
Type Public
Established 1990
Oversight Georgetown County School District
Principal David Hammel[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment approx 900

Waccamaw High School (WHS) is one of four schools that are encompassed in the Waccamaw school family on the Waccamaw Neck of Georgetown County, South Carolina. Opening in 1990, it was a high school that consisted of grades 7–11. Its first senior class was not until the class of 1992. In 1996 the first group of students who helped open the school as 7th grade middle schoolers graduated. On October 25, 1995 the school's first state championship was won by the Marching Band program. Surrounded by a number of first-class golf courses, WHS has always been known for its strong golf programs. Its first sports state title was won by the boys golf team. The boys soccer team was also one of its first successful sports. Waccamaw High School won the Palmetto's Finest Award against Mcdonald Elementary School in 2008. Waccamaw proved to be a very successful school athletically in 2010 when they won four state championships including girls tennis, boys tennis, girls soccer, and girls Softball.


  • Total enrollment: 821 students, grades 9 through 12
  • Total number of Teaching Faculty: 40
  • Total number of Support/Paraprofessionals/Custodian/Cafeteria Faculty: 31
  • Total male Enrollment: 358 - - - Total Female Enrollment: 378
  • Percentage of students attending four-year institutions: 60%[citation needed]
  • Percentage of students attending two-year/trade institutions:15%
  • Percentage of Students going into the Military or Work Force: 10%
  • SAT average over last 3 years: 1010[when?]
  • ACT average over last 3 years: 18.8
  • Mascot: Warrior


  • Academic Team
  • Art Club
  • Book Club
  • Drama Club
  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
  • FCCLA (Future Career and Community Leaders of America)
  • Fellowship of Christian Warriors
  • Interact and National History Day
  • Key Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • National Honor Society
  • R.G.
  • Science Club
  • Speech and Debate Team
  • Student Council
  • Teens Against Drugs (TAD)
  • Yearbook


  • Swimming
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Marching Band
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling


Coordinates: 33°27′14″N 79°08′41″W / 33.4537792°N 79.1447658°W / 33.4537792; -79.1447658