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Airport High School

Public | 9-12 | 1378 students

 

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16 reviews of this school


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Posted September 4, 2013

this is my high school and I love airport, we need better servers fot the computers
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2012

Best school with the Drill team. Also if you stay smart and excel in all subjects then you will love this school because i know i do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2010

AHS is a wonderful school! My children will go there! I have to agree some teachers may not care but 99% of the staff does care! I am in school at USC and i still call on my former teachers for some additional help. Not one of them have ever turned me down! I will also say that the 1% of staff members that don't care usually are the ones that pick favorites when it comes to football players, cheerleaders etc. But trust me all you have to do is speak with an administratior and you will be pleased because they will handle all situations approatily!! Give AHS a chance it is an amazing school with wonderful staff!


Posted December 17, 2009

I am a student at airport high, i have attended this school all four years. I have come to realize that the a portion of the staff does not care. They try to put the school and staff on the news media just to look good. Honestly, its all a joke. Yes we do, do things that help our community and people that are in need. Although some of our administrative staff is ridiculous. Seems like they try anything in their power to keep you in trouble. It is the teachers word over a students. Why? Teachers can lie, just as well as anyone else. If you are a football player or in some type of sport and you do something that can get that person in trouble... You dont get the discipline you probably do deserve. It's sad when a teacher tells a student that their hard work is 'crap'
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2009

Principal is AWEFUL! And No discipline on curtain students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

i love this school every one is real laid back and it is a comfortable enviroment to learn in
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

Airport high school is an excellent school with excellent teachers and administrators. I have been very impressed with a teacher in the special education program, Ms Lorentz. She is a very caring and competent teacher who works tirelessly to better the lives of the students with whom she works. A super school with caring professionals!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

I attended Airport High School myself. I have the last of my four children attending there now. One is graduating thursday. The other is a sophmore this year. I have found that overall, this is still a good school. Hat's off to Mr. Jovanelly! He is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

I've attended three high schools in during my education, and of those I would have to say that Airport was the best. The teachers really get to know their students and there is a lot of one on one interaction when, for instance, a child is failing a subject. Teachers really go above and beyond to help their students. Also, Airport has a vast array of extra curricular activities and sports. Most of the time students even start their own clubs if they can find a teacher to supervise it. Sometimes the schools policies are a bit backward because they change almost constantly, but once things get stable it gets better. Other than that, I would have to say that Airport is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2005

Having attended airport high school and graduated in 2004 I would like to say that out of the 11 schools I attended as a child airport really went above and beyond their call of duty. As a response to one of the other reviews I am not related to any one in this district and have only lived here since the 8th grade. Airport is not about who you know it is simply how involved your student chooses to be. I joined the JROTC program as a freshman and it really changed my life. Not only did it make high school more fun, it taught me exceptional leadership qualities needed throughout life. So my review is basically.... Go EAGLES. and as always a big HOAAHH to the Airport high school JROTC drill team and the dept itself.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 15, 2005

I know that giving AHS all 5s may seem a little bias, but as a 05 graduate I feel that I can. I feel that AHS full prepared me for college and the Faculty and Staff are absolutely wonderful. Our Principal, Frank Jovanelly, and all the other administators are the best in the world. The AHS community is loving, caring, supportive, blunt, crazy, sane, amazing, confusing, clear... every word in the book. The teachers are more than able to fully prepare their students for the real world and post-secondary education. I myself hope to one day be a part of this community again, when I finish my Undergraduate degree (which I started toward as a high school senior thanks to Mrs. Shealy, Mrs. Spires and others at AHS) and become a teacher myself. God Bless AHS for all her staff has done for me. I Love Y'all!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 2, 2005

I attended Airport in the early 80's, and have had 3 out of my 4 children graduate from there as well. Things sure change with time. I wasn't aware of how true this was until each of my children started entering Airport. Our family's experience has been disappointing. It's all about numbers, from the schools athletic statistics, to their accadmic rank in the state statistics. Very, very seldom do you find staff with the time to actually learn who the student is, or the desire to take the opportunity. And if you don't think that gang, or 'gang-wanna be' activity is not present at Airport, take a few moments and talk to your child. One previous reviewer was correct, it's all about who you know, and how you are 'labeled', as to how much you can get away with. Thank goodness for home schooling programs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

What I dislike most about Lexington District 2 is there are far too many relatives employed in it. Talk about being a family! Many employees, though not blood relatives, have known each other since childhood and themselves attended Lexington District 2 schools. Naturally there is favoritism although that would be denied by the blood relatives and childhood buddies who are employed in Lexington District 2. Students certainly know this and have many times expressed their dismay and disappointment when one of their peers had advantages they didn't because they weren't 'family members.' Many parents of these 'outsiders' feel the same. Lexington District 2 would be a much better place for students if nepotism was not allowed!. I have two students in schools here. I was a substitute in Lexinton District 2 for years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

This is school is the best that I have been to and I have been to a lot of schools. The teachers and staff really care about the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2004

This school is the best. We have the best teachers and by FAR THE BEST PRINCIPAL! Mr. Jovi, if you read this WE LOVE YOU! You're the best! Mrs. Coleman.. you are the best too! Thank you for all you do!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2003

the jr rotc program is best in this state the kide have great leadership


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled61%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Math

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled40%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

317 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
59%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 53%
Black 33% 36%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1315 Boston Ave
West Columbia, SC 29170
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