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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
First Flight High School is a highly rated, public school located in Kill Devil Hills, NC. It has 763 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
100 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Telephone
(252) 449-7000
Website
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First Flight High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
165 responses
Average ACT
25
62 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,898
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,154
National
$949
Median Home Value
$240,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    87%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Sport events
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
763
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,537
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,397/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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I enjoy sports. Our sports program is great. The teachers are average, they prepare us for college and that is it. there are a couple teachers I love. The kids are actually pretty mean, everything revolves around popularity. What can you expect tho, everybody is a beach bum. Most kids get good grades even if they are mean. I love basketball, our varsity boys team is the best team ever! They are about to play the 2nd round of the playoffs! They dominate!
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I loved First Flight. I moved to Dare County my sophomore year and although I only spent three years there I had a great experience there. The classroom sizes were much smaller than what I was used to and I enjoyed the opportunity to have that one on one time with the teachers. My teachers were wonderful especially the band director. The band definitely gave me a home. I spent most of my free time in the band room. I participated in many after school activities like the plays and musical productions. There were so many clubs and activities to choose from and get plugged in with. And our soccer team was killer! I was provided with many opportunities to prepare me for college and the future.
First Flight High School is an amazing school with great teachers that truly care about their students' academic success. We have many meaningful and challenging classes that prepare our students for college in the future. Our athletics are amazing and there are also a variety of different clubs/organizations for students to become involved in. Some of the teachers only give busy work, however the outstanding AP teachers make up for that. There also is a lack of diversity, there are too many cliques, and the cafeteria food is not the best.. Although these cons, First Flight has definitely seen improvement over the years and the success we have in academics, sports, and overall involvement makes up for the disadvantages.