Athens Elementary School (Closed 2018)
Athens Elementary School served 423 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 59% (which was lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 62% (which was lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 was equal to the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment was 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (TX)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)(16-17)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)(16-17)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education
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