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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  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 1,402 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

A.C. Flora High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1160
276 responses
Average ACT
25
120 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$64,926
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$922
National
$949
Median Home Value
$186,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
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  • Spirti week, international day & homecoming
    28%
  • Sporting events
    28%
  • Club fair, spirit week and senior skip during HSAP
    19%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,402
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,077
Teachers in First/Second Year
11%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,118/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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A.C. Flora High School Reviews

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Flora has been a wonderful school to attend. They offer a wide variety of high level academic classes including a plethora of AP courses, many of which I myself have taken or currently taking, as wall as the IB program. Flora also has a very good variety of well coached and well preforming sports teams and other clubs/artistic opportunities. The teaching staff are always very helpful, especially the ones that teach the higher level class, and are also very friendly and welcoming. Along with these, it is a very safe school with two resource officers who are also very friendly and helpful to students.
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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
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!