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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Athens City Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Athens, AL. It has 4,284 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
455 Us Highway 31 North
Athens, AL 35611

Athens City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1120
9 responses
Average ACT
26
218 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,284
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,797
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,840/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$49,549
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$645
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,000
National
$184,700

Athens City Schools Reviews

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Great teachers and staff! I have loved my time at Athens High. The only thing I would hope for future students are more Advance Placement courses. Athens did try to prepare me for college, however I could have used earlier and more AP courses to take.
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It has been a great experience throughout my son's years in the city school system. We moved to the area a year before he started kindergarten so he would have the opportunities that the school offers. It has been a decision that we are glad we made. Both of our boys have thrived in their environments and have grown into fine young men with all of the different avenues they have had to choose from that the school system offers. Countless clubs, sports and organizations for their choosing. They were able to try many different things until they found their niche and could blossom.
I have grown up in Athens my whole life, and I loved all my years there. Even though there was a tuff transnational period Athens City Schools did their best to make sure that it could run as smoothly as possible. My time spent at Athens High School taught me about my field of study each year, through our medical Academy. I saw how close are community is and how hard they work for the success of their students. Athens City Schools also have individualized elementary schools ranging from a STEM school to a Fame and arts school, and if school Is not for you then they also offer online school for k-12.