Airport High School

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This article is about the high school in South Carolina. For the high school in Michigan, see Airport High School (Michigan) .
Airport High School
West Columbia, South Carolina
United States
Coordinates 33°57′0″N 81°6′23″W / 33.95000°N 81.10639°W / 33.95000; -81.10639Coordinates: 33°57′0″N 81°6′23″W / 33.95000°N 81.10639°W / 33.95000; -81.10639
Type Public, Secondary
School district Lexington County Schools
Principal Dixon Brooks
Asst. Principal Greg Street
Alexis King
Grades 9th12th
Enrollment 1865
Color(s) Blue and gray         
Mascot Eagle
Nickname The A
Yearbook Aquila
Rival Brookland-Cayce High School

Airport High School in West Columbia, South Carolina, USA, is a public high school offering education for grades 9 – 12, serving the communities of West Columbia, Cayce, South Congaree, Pine Ridge, and parts of Gaston. It derives its name from its location next to Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Sports teams are known as the Eagles. The main athletic rival is the Brookland-Cayce High School Bearcats.

Airport HS has a student body of around 1400 and is part of the Lexington District #2. Airport HS has a student:teacher ratio of 31:1 in core subjects. The principal is Dixon Brooks.

Class breakdown is as follows:

9th – 566
10th – 484
11th – 441
12th – 454 [1]

Feeder schools[edit]

Elementary and middle schools that feed into Airport High School are Congaree Elementary School, Springdale Elementary School, Herbert A. Wood Elementary School, R.H. Fulmer Middle School, and Pine Ridge Middle School.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Larry Francis Lebby – Famous Artist - who has served on the board of the South Carolina Nation Diabetic Association, the South Carolina Arts Commission, and the Governor's Task Force for the Arts. His work has been displayed throughout the United States in places such as the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, the United Nations and the United States Senate. In 1989, his work was displayed at the Vatican in Rome

JROTC Drill Team[edit]

  • Notably, Airport's Golden Talon Drill Team, a sport that branches off of the JROTC class, is noted to be the best drill team in the state and in the top ten national drill teams. As such, they compete at JROTC Drill Team National's every year. It is coached by retired Command Sargent Major (CSM) Harry Ferguson. This is often cited by the staff as the school's most noteworthy achievement.


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