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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Athens Area High School is a public school located in Athens, PA. It has 691 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
401 West Frederick Street
Athens, PA 18810
Telephone
(570) 888-7766
Website

Athens Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
81 responses
Average ACT
28
10 responses
AP Enrollment
12%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,583
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$363
National
$949
Median Home Value
$135,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • The Rusty Rail Football game
    25%
  • Artsfest
    21%
  • Formal Dances
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Rivalry Games
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • School Bonfires
    8%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
691
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,534
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,573/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Athens Area High School Reviews

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Athens is a great school with very supportive community. There are several upperclassmen privileges not a lot of other schools have, such as open campus: being able to leave on study hall/ free periods. The teachers, faculty and administrators all just want the students to succeed and give them every tool possible to achieve that.
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Overall, its great! It may be pretty small, but it really just makes everyone more close-knit than other, bigger schools. We also have many different friend groups or "cliques" but they aren't typical. You can be friends with different people in every clique and get along great and theres rarely any problems with the different groups. We also have a lot of school spirit! Coming from an athlete who plays two different sports, its great to have a school that will come out and support their own peers and friends and make playing the sport worth while. They also travel to many of our "away" games and cheer us on. It really brings everyone together. Our extracurricular clubs are full of people that you get along with very easily. Going to school in a small town also makes hanging out easier. Most of us live not too far from one another so its very easy to make time for your friends and hang out outside of the school. We've had school bonfires outside of school and class hangouts. If i could do it all over again, I wouldn't change anything. All of my closest and best friends have been made from attending high school with them and I couldn't imagine my life without these wonderful people that I met through Athens High School. Its also run by very friendly teachers that I feel like I could go to about anything. Except a couple of them, but I think you're bound to have a couple of those kinds of teachers throughout your highschool career.
When looking back at my high school career it was very enjoyable. Some things that I would change about the school would be having more teachers help me with getting help with scholarships, collage applications, etc.