Athens High School

100 Highway 31 N
Athens, AL 35612
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Athens High School serves 992 students in grades 9-12.
Athens High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Athens High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Athens High School's student population of 992 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students992 students
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Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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School Comparison

Athens High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Athens High School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#365 out of 1270 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
16%
8%
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Black
22%
33%
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White
54%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.640.59
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Graduation Rate
90%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAthens City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Athens High School is Athens Renaissance School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Julian Newman Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Athens Julian Newman Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-4 | 351 students
    0.7 miles
    517 Julian Newman Dr
    Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 771-7150
    0.7 K-4 351
  • Athens Athens Renaissance School Math: 41% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 1,012 student
    0.8 miles
    405 South Street East
    Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 771-7147
    0.8 K-12 1,012
  • Athens Athens Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 511 students
    1.1 miles
    601 S Clinton St
    Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 233-6620
    1.1 7-8 511
  • Athens Athens Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-4 | 424 students
    1.3 miles
    515 N Madison St
    Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 233-6609
    1.3 PK-4 424
  • Athens Brookhill Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-4 | 323 students
    1.6 miles
    320 Brookhill Dr
    Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 233-6603
    1.6 K-4 323

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