Airport High School

  • Airport High School serves 1,358 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Airport High School operates within the Lexington 02 School District.
  • Lexington 02 School District's 65% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 66%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1358 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 88 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,358 students
Airport High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Airport High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 88 teachers
Airport High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Airport High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Airport High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
1%
Airport High School Asian Students (1994-2013)
Hispanic
7%
8%
Airport High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
36%
35%
Airport High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
54%
52%
Airport High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Airport High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Airport High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Airport High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.58 0.61
Airport High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
50%
50%
Airport High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Airport High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Lexington 02 School District's student population of 8,991 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,847 in this district is less than the state average of $11,413. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,424 is higher than the state average of $10,999. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four years.
School District Name Lexington 02 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
6
Number of Students Managed 8,991 3,454
Lexington 02 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 65% 66%
Lexington 02 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $97 MM $39 MM
Lexington 02 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $103 MM $38 MM
Lexington 02 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,847 $11,413
Lexington 02 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,424 $10,999
Lexington 02 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  3/14/2014
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.
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5  10/24/2009
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.
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2  4/25/2009
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.
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