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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Athens High School is a highly rated, public school located in Athens, AL. It has 1,005 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Athens High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1120
9 responses
Average ACT
26
203 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$47,741
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$613
National
$949
Median Home Value
$143,800
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    32%
  • "WE HATE EAST" pep rally
    21%
  • Pep rally on the courthouse steps
    16%
  • Homecoming bonfire
    11%
  • Homecoming parade
    11%
  • Pep rallies in general (since I'm in the band)
    11%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,005
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,637
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,173/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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I loved my time at Athens High School. The teachers and staff genuinely care about their students and wish to see them succeed. They love to see everyone included and happy. Education was truly fun there. I enjoyed the welcoming environment and the loving atmosphere; you could go to anyone there at any time for anything. The teachers are my favorite part, no doubt, as they were incredible. I loved nearly everything about it, and I cannot think of anything specifically that I disliked about it. It is an all inclusive, fun, enjoyable place to learn and make lifelong friends!
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Athens High school is a 63 million dollar school that could not find it in that budget to install curtains, lights or sound equipment in its auditorium. The school has amazing teachers and even some good administrators but most of the administrators seem to strive to impress the school system with its flashy view sonic boards( that most teachers struggle with) and flex areas for student relaxation (that students aren't allowed to sit in for the most part) this school could be great but it seeks to impress others instead of improving itself.
I am currently attending this school and I always look forward to going to school because of the atmosphere of the school and the friendly teachers that work for the school. The sporting events that our school has is always full of cheers and energy for mainly our football and basketball teams. Our school offers the main college-ready course for all grade levels. The AVID course informs students on tuition, scholarships and how to apply to colleges.