Airport High School

  • Airport High School serves 1,386 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 63% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

Airport High School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Airport High School's student population of 1,386 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,386 students
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Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Airport High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Airport High School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#169 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Airport High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Airport High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
11%
9%
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Black
35%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Airport High School and the percentage of Black public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
51%
51%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Airport High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.610.43
This chart display the diversity score of Airport High School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Airport High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Airport High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLexington 02 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (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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