Athens City School District

455 Us Highway 31 North
Athens, AL 35611-2653
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Athens City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 4,788 students in Athens City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Athens City School District have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Alabama public school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,511 Schools
# Students
4,788 Students
747,831 Students
# Teachers
224 Teachers
38,289 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1

District Rank

Athens City School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 143 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 90% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
#33 out of 143 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Athens City  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
27%
24%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Athens City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
51%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Athens City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
94%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Athens City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.61
0.62
# American Indian Students
27 Students
6,566 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
104 Students
11,346 Students
% Asian Students
2%
1%
# Hispanic Students
904 Students
74,505 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
10%
# Black Students
701 Students
239,145 Students
% Black Students
15%
32%
# White Students
2,769 Students
393,117 Students
% White Students
58%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
12 Students
905 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
270 Students
21,531 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
131
21,943
# Students in K Grade:
406
57,790
# Students in 1st Grade:
348
56,671
# Students in 2nd Grade:
350
54,419
# Students in 3rd Grade:
350
54,099
# Students in 4th Grade:
320
54,620
# Students in 5th Grade:
360
54,803
# Students in 6th Grade:
365
56,277
# Students in 7th Grade:
411
58,221
# Students in 8th Grade:
404
58,978
# Students in 9th Grade:
352
62,001
# Students in 10th Grade:
348
55,338
# Students in 11th Grade:
345
52,326
# Students in 12th Grade:
298
50,345
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,839 is higher than the state median of $12,931. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,113 is less than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$66 MM
$9,671 MM
This chart display total revenue of Athens City  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$53 MM
$9,086 MM
This chart display total spending of Athens City  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,839
$12,931
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Athens City  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,113
$12,150
This chart display average spending per public school student in Athens City  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Athens City School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Brookhill Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
320 Brookhill Dr
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-6603
Grades: K-3
| 368 students
Rank: #22.
Athens Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 S Clinton Street
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-6609
Grades: PK-3
| 376 students
Rank: #33.
Athens Renaissance School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
405 South Street East
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 614-3708
Grades: K-12
| 670 students
Rank: #44.
Julian Newman Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
517 Julian Newman Dr
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-6630
Grades: PK-3
| 352 students
Rank: #55.
James L Cowart Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1701 W Hobbs St
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-6627
Grades: K-3
| 320 students
Rank: #66.
Athens Intermediate School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1916 Us Hwy 72 W
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 230-2880
Grades: 4-5
| 592 students
Rank: #77.
Athens High School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
655 Hwy 31 North
Athens, AL 35612
(256) 233-6613
Grades: 9-12
| 1,121 students
Rank: #88.
Athens Middle School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
100 Hwy 31 North
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-6620
Grades: 6-8
| 989 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Athens City School District?
Athens City School District manages 8 public schools serving 4,788 students.
What is the rank of Athens City School District?
Athens City School District is ranked #32 out of 143 school districts in Alabama (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Alabama school districts for: Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Athens City School District?
58% of Athens City School District students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Athens City School District?
Athens City School District has a student/teacher ratio of 21:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 19:1.
What is Athens City School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $11,113 is less than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,788 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : 94% (Top 30% in AL)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 27% (Top 20%)
  • : 51% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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