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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Atherton High School is a highly rated, public school located in Louisville, KY. It has 1,461 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Atherton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
43 responses
Average ACT
26
406 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$67,568
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,361
National
$949
Median Home Value
$221,518
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
  • Vaudeville
    17%
  • Senior blackout with beads
    16%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Prom
    10%
  • International Festival, Hallowpalooza
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,461
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,591
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 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
$13,657/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Out of all the schools in Jefferson County, I know Atherton was the right home for me. The community is so diverse and welcoming and I always feel accepted by students. I have been a part of numerous programs and clubs offered by Atherton, such as its distinguished choirs, Beta Club, Rho Kappa, National Honors Society, Environmental Club, and Young Democratic Socialists of America. Atherton offers so many extracurricular opportunities that are important and educational for students. The advanced classes at this school are challenging and create hardworking individuals, and I feel that the classes I've taken have truly helped me become more open-minded. As an International Baccalaureate school, Atherton emphasizes the importance of taking classes that allow you to engage in open discussions while broadening educational opinion and opportunity for growth. The IB courses at Atherton are efficient in teaching students about the world related to core subjects.
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I loved Atherton! The teachers are amazing and the classes were great. There were some problems during the year with the Principal and the administration not listening to students concerns and problems. It felt that our voice didn't matter. But, other than those few times Atherton was amazing.
When I first applied to high school I didn't wanna attend Atherton. But as the school year started I learned to love this school. The teachers, councelors, even the principal actually care about what's best for the students. Its adaptable to all kinds of students those with physical or mental disabilities. And the four academy's that we have allow us to really explore our options like media which basically is photography,film. And engineering, health science which each student is allowed(not required) to explore. And every year they talk about how many credits we need and taking IB or AP courses look good on college applications. Something I would change is that other things matter than sports and better pep rallys since they could use a little excitement.