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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Athens Drive High School is a highly rated, public school located in Raleigh, NC. It has 2,083 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Athens Drive High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1220
304 responses
Average ACT
27
123 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$63,891
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Gradman
    18%
  • Football Games
    16%
  • Pep Rally
    12%
  • Musicals
    6%
  • Prom
    6%
  • HYPHY Performances
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,083
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,726
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,803/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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I have enjoyed my time at Athens Drive. I've had many opportunities to excel academically as well as opportunities to participate in various extracurricular activities. As a student interested in the math field I joined the STEM academy and my classes have been tailored to my interests. I have also done many projects that are related to our global health magnet theme. Students who are interested in the medical field have the opportunity to join the health science academy. These are all opportunities available to students at Athens Drive that have allowed me to learn about different career paths. Athens Drive is a diverse community. I've gotten to meet and work with students from different backgrounds. Athens has an array of clubs to chose from and it adamant about starting new clubs that aren't already offered. Overall, my experience at Athens Drive was very good.
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Overall, I feel that it's the teachers that bring Athens Drive to life. Throughout my experiences here-- from transferring in for my sophomore year to wrapping up my senior year shortly-- I have yet to have a poor teacher experience. The administration, teachers, and drive for education have helped prepare me for my approaching college experience. If I could change anything, it would probably have to be the counselors... when you're a student looking for advice, guidance, and opinions, you should have a reliable set of counselors available to assist you in your high school journey. However, I have felt that, for the most part, these counselors are out of touch with the student body. I would really appreciate seeing this changed by perhaps introducing new counselors to help combat the lack of support- especially when support is a huge part of the job description.
Overall, I feel that it's really the teachers that bring Athens Drive to life. Throughout my experiences here-- from transferring in for my sophomore year to wrapping up my senior year shortly-- I have yet to have a poor teacher experience. The administration, teachers, and drive for education have helped prepare me for my approaching college experience. If I could change anything, it would probably have to be the counselors... when you're a student looking for advice, guidance, and opinions, you should have a reliable set of counselors available to assist you in your high school journey. However, I have felt that, for the most part, these counselors are out of touch with the student body. I would really appreciate seeing this changed by perhaps introducing new counselors to help combat the lack of support- especially when support is a huge part of the job description.