A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Atherton High School is a highly rated, public school located in Louisville, KY. It has 1,357 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
3000 Dundee Road
Louisville, KY 40205
Telephone
(502) 485-8202

Atherton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1220
15 responses
Average ACT
26
226 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Vaudeville
    27%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Senior blackout with beads
    15%
  • Senior nights at sports teams games
    10%
  • International Festival, Hallowpalooza
    7%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,357
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,451/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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I really like how the school is open to many diverse cultures. People there are exceptionally nice, and I would recommend that school to any child and parent who wants their child to have the best education available. It is such a welcoming community! There are no groups or cliques that exclude you out of anything because everyone is in various groups. Everybody talks to everybody.
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Overall my experience with Atherton has been wonderful. I am a candidate to receive an international baccalaureate diploma, which is the most rigorous course available in the state of Kentucky, opening up my eyes to philosophical implications and educational opportunities not provided by any other path.

Besides a collegiate level education, the culture of Atherton is unique in that we have no real social structures or cliques. Upperclassmen mingle with underclassmen, sports teams fraternize with academic clubs, and no one of "popular". Every student is in this wild, wacky highschool experience, enduring midterms and family struggles and teen angst together.
We laugh, cry and survive everything that is thrown at us. And sure our facilities are dinged up, and our football team has had a 20 year losing streak, but we bond over these factors and become better people because of it.
Student life at Atherton is awesome. I love our high school. There are people literally waiting on lists just to try and gain admission to experience our academic programs and culture. I am blessed to be a part of the Atherton family. I really enjoy the student part of the student-athlete experience. People attend Atherton to be challenged academically, and to be prepared for college. If we don’t perform well in the classroom, we don’t earn the privilege to represent our school on the court. As part of my student life, I enjoy the community service opportunities that we are provided. I am a proud member of both Men of Quality and GreenDot. Both of these programs allow me the opportunity to represent Atherton in the community, and help my peers in the community.