Airport High School

4.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (803)822-5600
  • Airport High School serves 1,341 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 64% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Airport High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%.
  • Airport High School operates within the Lexington 02 School District.
  • Lexington 02 School District's 88% graduation rate is higher than the South Carolina state average of 84%.

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School Overview

  • Airport High School's student population of 1341 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,341 students
Airport High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Airport High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
Airport High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeAirport High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Airport High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1130 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Airport High School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
46%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
Airport High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
n/a
1%
Airport High School Asian Students (1995-2014)
Hispanic
7%
9%
Airport High School Black Students (1996-2016)
Black
37%
34%
Airport High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
53%
52%
Airport High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Airport High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsAirport High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownSC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.580.42
Airport High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
88%
84%
Airport High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
55%
Airport High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
Airport High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Airport High School is Lexington 02 School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 85 school districts in South Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Lexington 02 School District's student population of 8,363 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 66% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,385 is higher than the state average of $10,151. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,796 is less than the state average of $10,341. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four school years.
    School District NameLexington 02 School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    14
    7
    Number of Students Managed8,3633,820
    Lexington 02 School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    41%
    46%
    District Graduation Rate
    88%
    84%
    District Total Revenue$92 MM$39 MM
    District Spending$87 MM$40 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,385$10,151
    District Spending / Student$9,796$10,341
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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      4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
    5  
    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  
    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  
    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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