Forestbrook Middle School – Myrtle Beach, SC

Award Year 2015

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Forestbrook Middle School

4430 Gator Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29588-8410

(843) 236-7300

Mrs. April Scott, Principal at time of Nomination

Horry County Schools

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The mission of Forestbrook Middle School is to prepare students for lifelong learning with challenging, innovative curriculum and high expectations while cultivating individual talents.

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 9%
  • White: 70%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 13%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 57%


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Students Celebrate Excellence, Every Day, Everywhere, with teacher of the year, Kayla Maxwell!

Students Celebrate Excellence, Every Day, Everywhere, with teacher of the year, Kayla Maxwell!

Excellence, Every day, Everywhere is the mantra of Forestbrook Middle School, a premier middle school nestled off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Forestbrook Middle School nurtures over 1250 students in grades 6-8 and takes pride in offering rigorous curriculum, innovative technology, and diverse opportunities for students inside and outside of the classroom. Forestbrook Middle School fosters a collaborative environment 100% of the time, showing our commitment to teamwork. Our school has earned the Palmetto Gold Award for overall academic achievement and closing the achievement gap. In addition, Forestbrook Middle School has been ranked #1 in Schools Like Us in the state of South Carolina, and we are proud to have been named Palmetto’s Finest in 2014, an award given to schools that serve as exemplary models of education in our state. Parents, students, and community members value education and are involved in the life of the school. The parents in this community are trusting and supportive of the school staff to ensure a partnership for the best interest of their child. Forestbrook Middle strives for excellence in all aspects of school and community by using tools and strategies available to monitor student growth and progress. Teachers design engaging lessons that incorporate technology and focus on formal and informal data to cultivate individual students’ talents and highlight excellence. The students of Forestbrook Middle School excel as learners, leaders, athletes, scholars, co-teachers, and above all, well-rounded, productive citizens ready to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global society.