C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
1315 Boston Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29170
Telephone
(803) 822-5600
Website

Airport High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1060
65 responses
Average ACT
21
55 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Charity drive week
    37%
  • Late Start Wednesday
    29%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Pep rallys
    11%
  • Plays
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,358
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,424/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Airport High School Reviews

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Airport High School opened many doors for me-whether it be friendships, connections with my community, sports, or advancement in the career of my choice-I was readily given the chance to apply myself in the many programs this school had to offer. The teachers were always welcoming, and I never felt as if I could not go to them for help, whether it be with school or my personal life. During my senior year, I was given the opportunity to be apart of the Nursing Clinical Program that Airport offered at the time. I thoroughly enjoyed this program because I not only experienced different medical settings, such as doctor offices and hospitals, but i also experienced a sense of clarity that this profession is what I want to pursue for the rest of my life. Overall, I enjoyed my years at Airport High School and I am proud to be an Alumni.
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I love Airport High School! Overall a great school ever since we got Brad Coleman and Dawn Dimmler. Those two have improved our school so much since we first received them at the beginning of the 2016-2017 year. I really do feel like they have made of ten times better than we have ever been.
In my few years of attending Airport high, I found it to be an interesting experenice. While there I learned many new life skill like how to deal with people you may not like and how to grow as a person. Sadly, with everything, it did have a down side, my school was mainly based on academics like math and English and not on what I wanted to do with my life, art. If my school could emplanent more art i i believe my school would be well rounded for every single career it's students may want to peruse. It also seems they do not prepare us for collage. As a student who is taking collage classes with my Highschool one I found the Highschool classes to be so much easier than the collage which is not setting me up for going to collage in about a year. In my Highschool they seem to baby us which will make the students of airport unable to easily adjust to collage.