A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Athens High School is a highly rated, public school located in The Plains, OH. It has 776 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
1 High School Rd
The Plains, OH 45780
Telephone
(740) 797-4521
Website

Athens High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1290
23 responses
Average ACT
27
99 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.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
  • Battle of the bands
    26%
  • Ringing the bell after a football game win.
    16%
  • Watching the band play at halftime. They're great!
    16%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • School dances
    11%
  • Band Concerts
    5%
  • Choir Concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
776
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
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
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
50%
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
63%
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
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,711/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Athens High School Reviews

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It was a horrible experience - neither the teachers nor the students care about their learning. Teachers would teach their material in one specific way, and for the most part would not be willing to see things from other angles.
Some teachers don't even care enough to grade. For example, one teacher did not grade our finals. Instead, he gave everyone an A regardless of whether they deserved it, and if someone may have gotten an A+ on that final (me) then their scores would be curved DOWN
Other curves include a curve of exams from an 13/40 to a 13/13.
Overall high school was an experience I do not want to repeat.
I would not really consider the school a safe place for everyone, as there is routine smoking in the bathrooms and frequent drug deals within the school.
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Although I loved going to school here and I wouldn't move to another high school if my parents tried to force me, I feel that some areas of the school could improve. The school doesn't have much money and often has many paper shortages, the lunches aren't very healthy, there isn't much diversity within the school although there are many diverse clubs. The school's building itself seems cheap and could use a much needed renovation, but I believe the school board is already talking about building a new school. The administration had problems with how they "handled" bullying and could use some work, but the teachers are wonderful. I love Athens and wouldn't move for the world, but I give it 4 stars.
Compared to surrounding high schools, Athens is great. Compared to other Ohio high schools, not so much. We are good at sports, and a lot of our attention goes to that. We lag behind in AP classes, resources, and college readiness. Administration at this school shows the minimal amount of respect or care for any of the students (excluding guidance counselors). As with the rest of Athens, this school is very safe, but not very diverse.