School Details

Airline High School

2801 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111
(318) 549-5080
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 1584 students 17 students/teacher (LA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Graduate Exit Examination for the 21st Century (GEE 21)

In 2010-2011 Louisiana used the Graduate Exit Examination for the 21st Century (GEE 21) to test grade 10 students in math and English language arts and grade 11 students in science and social studies. The GEE 21 is a high school graduation requirement. The GEE 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Bossier Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Graduate Exit Examination for the 21st Century (GEE 21)

In 2010-2011 Louisiana used the Graduate Exit Examination for the 21st Century (GEE 21) to test grade 10 students in math and English language arts and grade 11 students in science and social studies. The GEE 21 is a high school graduation requirement. The GEE 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Bossier Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 Louisiana used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to test high school students in algebra 1, English 2, biology 1, and geometry. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. TheEOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Bossier Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Airline High School is a public high school in Bossier City. The principal of Airline High School is Kim W. Gaspard, whose e-mail is Jason.Rowland@bossierschools.org. 1,584 students attend Airline High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 35% of the 1,584 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Airline High School is 17:1. Charlotte Ann Mitchell Educational Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 61%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Great school I like the school atmosphere I can say as a new student it was hard for me to find my place here. Mostly because airline when it is your first time here it will come of as very unwelcoming because everyone talks to their group of friends and that's it your classes are the best way to make friends. It very strict your phone can not be used at all not even during lunch or breakfast. The principal he is a OK guy not my favorite but he is ok.the assistant principals are so caring and encouraging and I love that to be greeted with a smile means a lot. The teachers are the best in the state you will love them not all but some these teachers can be really old fashion at times oh and it is cold in a lot of the classrooms always bring a jacket because they don't do a democracy it is a dictatorship when it comes to air

  • (9 months ago)

    I graduated from airline. The truth is that its not a sports school or an academic school at all. It is a school full of the good ole boy system racist and if you are not from money you dont count. Ive personally witnessed teachers and staff use racial language. And yes they have a new principal. It happens about every two years due to the poor management of the school. If you move to the Bossier parish area the. You want your kids in the haughton or parkway district. Thats just being honest.

  • (10 months ago)

    This school is amazing. Everybody works together. The teachers focus on each student and give them the attention they need. The rumors that they let kids bring guns to school and that it is all about sports are wrong. They have a wonderful principle that cares about all school activities. The recognize all academic and athletic achievements. They have opportunities to get more involved in school. They have Drama Beta Mu Alpha Theta For the Third FCA Outdoor club Yearbook Newspaper and many more. I am the person I am today because of Airline High School.

  • (2 years ago)

    They let kids bring guns to school. Their "no-Tolerance" policy is as rubber as their brains. If they don't contact the police or the D.A.'s office soon then I will.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a student at Airline High School and it is an outstanding school. I love everything about it. The teachers are great and very helpful. It has great academics and activities. Everyone is welcomed and included as much as possible. I would definitely recommend this school. It is cliquish and does have a few fights every now and then but that's every school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My wife and I are the proud parents of 4 children and have the opportunity to live in Shreveport LA or Bossier City LA. We chose to live in Bossier specifically for the great schools. We live in North Bossier and all of our children attended Apollo elementary then Green Acres Middle School and our 3rd child is currently a freshman at Airline High School and we have an 8th grader that will be a freshman at Airline High School this fall. Our two older children are in college and have done very well as a result of the educational background they received while at Airline. Not only did they receive a great education but learned how to interact with others build life skills and understanding of a team approach. Currently Airline is on the brink of a very positive movement with a passionate caring newly named principal who truly has a heart for the students. The administration at the school teachers counselors coaches all staff are focused on making the best experience possible for the student in not only a top-notch education but the opportunity to learn life skills. We are extremely impressed with the quality of Airline High School and strongly recommend the school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Airline High School is all about the sports. Especially football.Even the teachers are more concerned with the football games and players and looking cool than actually teaching. Honestly the kids are just as bad. It is a very ignorant school setting and not very friendly to newcomers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great neighborhood School Testing includes a diverse population.

  • (6 years ago)

    Airline was an awesome school to attend for my four years. The facilities are nice and the teachers are well educated! I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a school district for their children.

  • (6 years ago)

    Administrative assistance is zero! They are uncooperative!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Airline I graduated from there in 93 my daughter was 2 weeks old the day I graduated. Because of the awesome teachers and Mr. Machen the principal at the time I was able to get my diploma. Now my kid is a freshman and she loves it. This is a wonderful school for all students from all backgrounds. They are firm but understanding they let the teenagers be teenagers but they still have boundaries.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm an Airline alum and I just graduated summa cum laude from LSU. Airline's AP courses and stringent academics definitely prepared me for college. When compared to my friends at nearby schools I believe that I got a much better education. I had great teachers who cared about how I did and who pushed me to take harder classes. However it is cliquish but I believe that there is a clique for everyone you just have to find your place. And of course there are going to be a few teachers who you don't agree with but that's par for the course. Looking back on my friends in college I have to say that I think Airline better prepared me than most LA private schools would have.

  • (7 years ago)

    Airline is an excellent school. THere is something for everyone at Airline if the students choose to become involved. Academics are excellent and extracurricular activities are plentiful. Please don't complain about being left out or not rich enough. It seems to me the ones to complain so much are the ones that are totally not involved by their own choice might I add. The teachers and students at Airline are more than willing to include all students in activities to make their school better!

  • (7 years ago)

    The school could be improved by truly embracing diversity and actively recruiting those not typically involved. There is a cliquish atmosphere as well as an attitude of majority rules others not encouraged to participate. All kids will flourish in an environment that fosters inclusion respect of differences and tolerance.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hey ! I think that Airline is an excellent school. I do not agree that they focus more on athletics than academics. I would recommend you sending your child to this school and...one more thing how would parents know if people were snobby and rich ? Oh and by the way...we live in bossier---not beverly hills---students are not as rich as you put them out to be.

  • (7 years ago)

    Airline is a poor example for a school. Yes it may be one of the greatest schools in the Bossier area but the problems out weight that title. I was a former student there my freshman and sophmore year and in that time I noticed that it was very cliquish and that it had poor educational opportunities. There weren't that many teachers that would go out of their way to help you. I do not recommend sending your child to this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Airline as well as Louisiana schools in general could benefit from the educational practices set forth by higher achieving states. I feel Airline is much more concerned with athletics vs academics and family finances and how influential parents may benefit the school rather than how the school should benefit it's students. This school is a prime example that you can't judge a book by it's cover. The illusion is given of a caring dedicated faculity but is dependent on the parent's income bracket.

  • (9 years ago)

    Airline is a good school other than the fact that there are so many snobby people there. If you are not rich you feel left out most of the time. The academics are OK but not the best in my opinion. I am a recent graduate of AHS and it is an OK school but once again not the best.

  • (10 years ago)

    Airline is the 'elite' of Bossier public schools-with all of the good and bad connotations that go with it! Lots of extracurriculars lots of school spirit heavy focus on athletics great academics as well. The down side? Very much a caste system within the social environment. Very clique-ish and the faculty often seems to go along. More attention paid to the 'have's' than the 'have not's'. My neice is currently a student at AHS and seems to fit in well enough but as a former community volunteer at the school I observed a lot of instances where the teachers seemed more concerned about popularity than quality of education for everyone.

  • (10 years ago)

    Airline is a poor excuse of a school. Bullying is an everyday problem that should be adressed and taken care of. They also have poor academics.

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