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
A.C. Flora High School is a highly rated, public school located in Columbia, SC. It has 1,349 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
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
181 responses
Average ACT
26
81 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Spirti week, international day & homecoming
    30%
  • Sporting events
    28%
  • Club fair, spirit week and senior skip during HSAP
    23%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

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.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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.38 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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A.C. Flora High School Reviews

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I like that some teachers care about their students and that we have diversity. AC Flora does need changes such as better lunch, evaluating teachers fairly and make sure their more involved & patient with students. As me being a student there going on 4 years; overall i really would like for teachers to be more engaged with students and give great motivation to us all. Classes should also be shortened some and lunch extended. AC Flora has great potential but change needs to be made so that it can grow and not be so violent and dysfunctional. Thank You! I really hope you can change some things at this Highschool
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AC Flora has been a very good experience for me. I have been able to grow as a person and student. I have participated in school sports, school clubs and school performances. I have been able to see numerous sports teams excel, including my own swim team relay that won a state championship. Overall, AC Flora has given me many happy memories and best friends. AC Flora has grown the past four years as have I. In the end, high school is not easy for most people, but when your school gives you the best of teachers and best of students it is very easy to enjoy your time there!
I had a great experience at AC Flora! The teachers were always ready to help which was really helpful. They also offer a variety of AP classes, which is good if you want to get credit hours in college. In addition to AP classes Flora offers an IB academic option, which is good if you want experience a college level work load early.