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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  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 5,101 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
455 US Highway 31 North
Athens, AL 35611
Telephone
(256) 233-6600

Athens City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1120
9 responses
Average ACT
26
180 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,101
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,637
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$36,172,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,173/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    6%

Athens City Schools Reviews

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My daughter attended Athens City Schools and received a quality education that not only prepared her well for college, but she used her dual enrollment classes to gain a whole year of college credit. Great teachers and staff! We really appreciated the family atmosphere of the entire system!
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I've enjoyed creating many friendships at Athens High School. The teachers are very hard-working and deserve so much. I personally think some of the administration needs to change or improve. I also think our school could encourage students to come to school more and to teach students how to study in preparation for college. Other than a few minor complaints, my school is a safe and enjoyable place to have a high school experience.
I like how available they made things, especially for seniors. They played a major role in college readiness. The teachers are always available with any and everything. Athens City Schools are excellent with clubs and activities as well. My high school is very diverse and all the students seem to get along well. would to see Athens City Schools improve on traffic violations and caution procedures.