Athens Drive High School Reviews
This school is extremely diverse and filled with passionate teachers who genuinely care about students.
Athens drive staff cares about each and every student while also teaching the curriculum in an efficient way. There are many amazing opportunities at this school.
The band program at Athens Drive was what helped me get through high school. It was where I met many of my friends that encouraged me to do well in school and excel in music at the same time. Although we weren't the highest ranking school or anything, I still had great teachers that were encouraging and helped prepare us for college.
The teachers are great, but the environment isn't so much the same. I liked the teachers I had my junior and senior year, the were very caring and attentive. A lot of the teachers, if not all, seemed to really care about your well being and your education.
I had 4 great years at Athens Drive. I made friends from many diverse backgrounds and was well prepared academically. I was accepted into an excellent engineering program at a nationally recognized university. While the sports programs that I participated in were not well attended and had losing seasons, the coaching staff and other participants made it an enjoyable time.
I enjoyed my time running track, but athletics was the only thing that impressed me. Other than a few outstanding math teachers, it was difficult to feel motivated to absorb material as a whole.
Athens led me to where I am today, graduating from a research 1 university and going on to a graduate program at the same school. It is diverse, but I would like to see more unity in the school, instead of everyone sticking to their own cliques.
My experience at Athens Drive was about average. I highly love the opportunities it gives students involved with the medical field.
The teachers were great! And I loved that our highschool had a little preschool and there was a chance to take a class you have an internship in the little preschool and I'm glad I was in it.
A really good school that actually cares about their students. Its my first year and everyone has been nothing but kind and understanding. They know that I put my education first and my teachers are highly encouraging of me to do well in school.
Athens Drive High School offers enough clubs, AP classes, and sports to get involved and get into a great school.
I have been at Athens for 4 years and I think the staff has managed very well for all the changes we have experienced. My teachers have been very helpful and friendly. The only problems I have experienced are the occasional bomb threat and smoking on campus, etc.
I enjoyed my high school experience at ADHS, however there were so many things that could've been better. As far as academics were concerned, I took mostly honors classes so I didn't have many problems. Despite the negative aspects, ADHS had the right programs that allowed me to jump right into the medical field at age 17. I obtained my CNA through Wake Tech whilst still attending ADHS. I would not have had that opportunity in other schools, so I am happy about that. There were fights or other behavioral issues weekly. We've had riots at our school and our assistant principals head was smashed through a glass window during one of the riots. Aside from that, I feel like our clubs, activities, and extracurriculars needs a major boost. We have expanded in the area to a degree, but in different areas like foreign language and the arts program are really suffering. However, our health science and STEM programs are really taking off. Overall, I did have a positive experience.
The bathrooms could be much cleaner. roaches.
Not all teachers care about the students.
Whenever there is an obvious potential threat to students' well-being the school is pretty good about taking the proper steps to keep the students safe, depending on the severity of the situation; whether it is a fight in the lunch room or a bomb threat written on the bathroom wall.
There is a pretty substantial number of clubs and organizations one has the opportunity to join. A lot of clubs take place during lunch. A good number of students are involved in these organizations. Mostly students who are ambitious and are committed to being the best they can be.
I think the sense of community at this school is pretty strong. It has a lot of diversity; not just one race or ethnic group dominates the population. I would choose to go to this school again if I had to do it all over simply because of the teachers and the diversity.
All of the teachers that I have had over the last 3 years of high school have all been very effective in teaching the students and helping those who need it. Most of them are very consistent in how they teach and grade.
Over all the school is very split. There are many different racial and religious groups. I think this help some students break racial stereotypes but for other students it reinforces stereotypes.