Airport High School

1315 Boston Ave, West Columbia, SC 29170 | (803) 822-5600
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,442
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School Description

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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1315 Boston Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29170
  • Principal or Admin: Frank Jovanelly
  • Fax: (803) 822-5665
  • Website: ahs.lex2.groupfusion.net
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,442
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 82.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 703 (48.8%)
  • Females: 711 (49.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 98 (6.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 534 (37.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 632 (43.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Airport High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.2%
Black49934.6%
Asian130.9%
Hispanic513.5%
White84858.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Airport High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade42029.1%
10th Grade42329.3%
11th Grade30821.4%
12th Grade29120.2%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 34%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:66%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 15 Years
  • Average Salary: $46,518
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Airport High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$33,36521%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$50,07379%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

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4 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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8 reviews for Airport High School

  • Reviewed by Student on August 16, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • aiport high school is a good school. teachers are hard working most anyways. the main thing that keeps the school running well is the two best principals ever. one has been there forever and the new one that started last year used to be my tenth grade math teacher. he knows how to keep things rolling.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on April 12, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • airport high school is a single minded school.i have 2 children there and both of them have been offered drugs.if i could home school i would, and i thank god both of my children are above the influence.
  • Reviewed by Student on May 18, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Airport is a good school. There are some fights every now and then, but most of the time everyone gets along. I hate some of the teachers, but that's going to be the case at every school. Some of the teachers are very nice though. All of our football teams were undefeated last year, and out athletic departent is pretty good. Overall I'd like to say that I like going to Airport.
  • Reviewed by Student on March 16, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Since i came here, i liked. Even though teachers give you a hard time. This is a good school and the drill team here is very goood.
  • Reviewed by Student on February 11, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school rocks. We have an excellent drill team this year. We have won all of our drill meets so far and are ranked #9 in the nation. The athletics department has done a great job also.
    GO EAGLES!!
  • Reviewed by Student on January 03, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Since I came here back in 11th grade this school has been a good starter school which i thought i would be going to a different school. I played football we were undefeated on my JV team. Teachers were nice students were being students acting stupid and picking on little freshmen.
  • Reviewed by Student on September 24, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Horrible teachers and staff. The guidance councilors do not care to help students. Nothing is done about students picking on and tormenting others. There have been many fights. Teachers don't teach material, they only give it to you. I've had a horrible time at Airport and I'm moving.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 06, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think that the school has made great changes and improvements on many things and the school is looking good.

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Airport High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on HSAP state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math

HSAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201085.6%84.8%85.9%
200984.6%86.1%84.6%
 
Math Test
201081.1%82.0%81.7%
200979.9%80.3%79.6%
 
Source: SC Department of Education 2009-2010

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