3000 Dundee Road
Louisville, KY 40205
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Atherton High School serves 1,471 students in grades 9-12.
Atherton High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Atherton High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

Atherton High School's student population of 1,471 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,471 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
71 teachers
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School Rankings

Atherton High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Atherton High School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#135 out of 1263 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
7%
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Black
20%
10%
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White
66%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Graduation Rate
97%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Atherton High School is a public school in the Highlands district of Louisville, Kentucky. It opened in 1923 as J.M. Atherton High School for Girls (at different location). It is named after John McDougal Atherton, a local businessman and politician instrumental in changing Louisville's school system administration from trustees to a board of education.
  • Notable alumni: John Yarmuth, Congressman.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,471 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 10% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52 (Top 30%)

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