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+
Airport High School is a public school located in West Columbia, SC. It has 1,358 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
1315 Boston Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29170
Telephone
(803) 822-5600
Website

Airport High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1060
71 responses
Average ACT
21
65 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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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 37 responses
Report
  • Charity drive week
    38%
  • Late Start Wednesday
    30%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Pep rallys
    11%
  • Plays
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

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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I loved playing soccer at Airport High School however I always felt that the football team and baseball team got most of the money that was suppose to go towards the sports programs. I feel that the money should be spent evenly between all the sports including new uniforms when needed, maintenance for the fields and paying the coaches what they deserve considering all the coaches put so much time and effort into the teams and players making sure they reach their potential as students and athletes.
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I would like to see better food, the options is a good amount though. There needs to be way more cultural acceptance, me wanting my senior quote to be "this is a glimpse of my black girl magic." Should in no way have to be taken to the principle, because a teacher is somehow offended. There undercover racist teachers that will talk bad about students that are not white, and favor them. This is school is not the best even though everyone seems to think that it is, i hated these past four years i was suppose to "enjoy" because i was stuck here. Trust and believe i will never send my future children here, not that much hate in the world to do that.
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.