Athens City School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 4,538 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 50% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Athens City School District are James L Cowart Elementary School, Julian Newman Elementary School and Athens Renaissance School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Athens City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Athens City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,552 Schools
# Students
4,538 Students
731,765 Students
# Teachers
232 Teachers
42,338 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
20:1

District Rank

Athens City School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 139 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has decreased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#38 out of 139 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Athens City  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
47%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
45%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
91%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Athens City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.61
0.61
# American Indian Students
32 Students
6,802 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
49 Students
10,976 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
827 Students
68,594 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
9%
# Black Students
753 Students
235,870 Students
% Black Students
17%
32%
# White Students
2,612 Students
389,026 Students
% White Students
57%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
915 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
257 Students
19,582 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
82
18,409
# Students in K Grade:
347
53,003
# Students in 1st Grade:
337
54,852
# Students in 2nd Grade:
335
53,708
# Students in 3rd Grade:
315
53,520
# Students in 4th Grade:
333
53,607
# Students in 5th Grade:
346
54,664
# Students in 6th Grade:
398
57,108
# Students in 7th Grade:
401
58,734
# Students in 8th Grade:
341
57,965
# Students in 9th Grade:
338
57,772
# Students in 10th Grade:
352
55,659
# Students in 11th Grade:
324
52,297
# Students in 12th Grade:
289
50,467
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,375 is higher than the state median of $11,215. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,253 is higher than the state median of $11,262. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$79 MM
$31 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$74 MM
$31 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,375
$11,215
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Athens City  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,253
$11,262
This chart display average spending per public school student in Athens City  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Athens City School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
James L Cowart Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1701 W Hobbs St
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-6627
Grades: K-3
| 288 students
Rank: #22.
Julian Newman Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
517 Julian Newman Dr
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-6630
Grades: PK-3
| 329 students
Rank: #33.
Athens Renaissance School
Math: 49% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
405 South Street East
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 614-3708
Grades: K-12
| 633 students
Rank: #44.
Athens High School
Math: 55% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
655 Hwy 31 North
Athens, AL 35612
(256) 233-6613
Grades: 9-12
| 1,114 students
Rank: #55.
Brookhill Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
320 Brookhill Dr
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-6603
Grades: K-3
| 286 students
Rank: #66.
Athens Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
100 Hwy 31 North
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-6620
Grades: 6-8
| 959 students
Rank: #77.
Athens Intermediate School
Math: 47% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1916 Us Hwy 72 W
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 230-2880
Grades: 4-5
| 571 students
Rank: #88.
Athens Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
601 S Clinton Street
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-6609
Grades: PK-3
| 358 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Athens City School District
  • 455 US Highway 31 North, Athens, AL, 35611-2653
  • (256) 233-6600
  • acs-k12.org
  • Students: 4,538 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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