Airport High School
Airport High School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:
- Category Attribute
- Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
- Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)
- Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%)
- Airport High School's student population of 1,341 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
- The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||1,341 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||89 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Airport High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,130 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
- The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year Data||This School||State Level (SC)|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1||16:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Lexington 02 School District|
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- West Columbia Midlands Middle College Grades: 11-12 | 103 students
1260 Lexington Drive, Congaree
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803)822-3333 0.8 11-12 103
- West Columbia Springdale Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 543 students
361 Wattling Road
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803)739-4175 1.5 PK-5 543
- West Columbia Brookland Cayce Grammar School No. 1 Grades: PK-5 | 460 students
114 Hook Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803)739-4075 2.4 PK-5 460
I graduated from Airport High in 1966 and am very proud that of that. I was a cheerleader of the basketball and football teams. Those years were the best times of my life.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - dotdo
I am proud to be a graduate of Airport High School. The faculty and staff hold students to high standards and encourage every student to strive to do above what they consider their "best". There are a multitude of activities for the students to be involved in from fine arts, to student government, to ROTC, to athletics. The ROTC Drill Team places nationally at competitions, the fine arts programs win numerous awards at competitions, and the athletic teams are consistently making it to the state playoffs and contending for region titles. I recently read that Airport received the Palmetto Gold Award and are an exemplary writing school. The same article also stated that the 2009 graduating class received a record amount of scholarship money--$6.9 Million. Airport also offers Career and Technology classes that the students can become licensed or certified in such as cosmetology and automotive technology. The facilities are much improved since I was there. They have a new basketball arena, media center, cafeteria, and auditorium. The inside of the building has also been renovated. I personally feel that unless you have 100% of parental involvement then you always need to improve. I don't know of any school that doesn't need to improve in that area.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - luvbr
Quality of academic programs are poor, teachers simply give assignments with no direction and there are so many poor performers in the classroom that they are distractions to others. Teachers ignore struggling students and chalk it up to not studying rather than simply not understanding the concepts. Music, art, and sports programs are great and are almost all Airport faculty members as well as students care about. Athletic awards, great. Academic awards, not so great. Facilities are great, just been renovated and the classrooms are new as well as bathrooms. Level of parent involvement would be none at all unless your child is on a sports team.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - alksd