A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1 Falcon Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
Telephone
(803) 738-7300

A.C. Flora High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1140
157 responses
Average ACT
25
69 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Spirti week, international day & homecoming
    31%
  • Sporting events
    30%
  • Club fair, spirit week and senior skip during HSAP
    24%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • Marching band competitions
    2%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,349
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,167/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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A.C. Flora High School Reviews

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A.C. Flora is an overall great school. The teachers are wonderful, the students typically get along and the curriculum is always the right amount of challenging.
I think the attendance system needs a lot of work, however. Parents can receive phone calls about absences even though the student never missed class in the first place. The food can make students sick and needs to be drastically improved.
The school puts too much focus on sports, specifically, boys' sports. More money and attention goes into sports at our school than academics and fine arts. Boys are more often recognized for their athletic achievement, whereas girls' sports is ignored. Money is funneled into a new football field when desktop computers are sorely outdated, textbooks are falling apart, and the fine arts department is pushed into a tiny corner of the school never to be seen again. Our student athletes are taught that it's worse to miss one day of practice than to miss a study session after school.
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My experience at ac Flora was great , I loved all four of my years there .. they definitely helped me one on one there .. I loved how it was just a no child left behind environment but the only thing I would change there is definitely more guild lines and structure when us comes to the student, but. Other then that I would recommend it to every student that there is and I think they would have a great time there!
My overall experience at A. C. Flora was great. As a Freshmen, I joined the band and that changed my life. Under Band Director Mr. Shank I begin my love of marching band. This was a wonderful experience in that I was able to learn from my director allowing me to be rewarded as an honor band student and go on to become section leader. Being section leader afforded me the opportunity to guide new band members.

If possible, I would like to see the school and community give more support financially and physically to other extra circular actives the same as they do with sports. As with most schools the athletes receive more support than those students who work just as hard attending practices and learning their crafts. In the band, we are not only challenged intellectually (having to learn music) but physically as well in the fact that we must coordinate steps, music and movement to allow the band to work as a team.