Top 10 Best Athens Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 14,651 students in Athens, GA (there are 10 private schools, serving 2,270 private students). 87% of all K-12 students in Athens, GA are educated in public schools (compared to the GA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Athens, GA are Chase Street Elementary School, Barrow Elementary School and Foothills Charter High School (Central Office - Athens). Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Athens, GA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Georgia public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 23% (versus the 39% statewide average). Schools in Athens have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Georgia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Best Athens, GA Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Chase Street Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
757 N Chase St
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 543-1081
Grades: PK-5
| 467 students
Rank: #22.
Barrow Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Pinecrest Dr
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 543-2676
Grades: PK-5
| 459 students
Rank: #33.
Foothills Charter High School (Central Office - Athens)
Charter School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2415 Jefferson Rd Ste B
Athens, GA 30607
(706) 795-2191
Grades: 9-12
| 2,104 students
Rank: #44.
South Jackson Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1630 New Kings Bridge Rd
Athens, GA 30607
(706) 208-3552
Grades: PK-5
| 663 students
Rank: #55.
Timothy Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1900 Timothy Rd
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 549-0107
Grades: PK-5
| 533 students
Rank: #66.
Clarke Central High School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
350 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 357-5200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,833 students
Rank: #77.
Clarke Middle School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1235 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 543-6547
Grades: 6-8
| 742 students
Rank: #88.
Barnett Shoals Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3220 Barnett Shoals Rd
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 357-5334
Grades: PK-5
| 483 students
Rank: #99.
Burney-harris-lyons Middle School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 Tallassee Rd
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 548-7208
Grades: 6-8
| 698 students
Rank: #1010.
Whitehead Road Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
555 Quailwood Dr
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 548-7296
Grades: PK-5
| 713 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Hilsman Middle School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
870 Gaines School Rd
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 548-7281
Grades: 6-8
| 643 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1150 Oglethorpe Ave
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 549-0762
Grades: PK-5
| 600 students
Rank: #1313.
Cedar Shoals High School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 30% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Cedar Shoals Dr
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 546-5375
Grades: 9-12
| 1,509 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Howard B. Stroud Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
715 Fourth St
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 369-1893
Grades: PK-5
| 380 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Judia Jackson Harris Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Danielsville Rd
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 357-5203
Grades: PK-5
| 409 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Whit Davis Road Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1450 Whit Davis Rd
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 369-1036
Grades: PK-5
| 448 students
Rank: #1717.
Fowler Drive Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Fowler Dr
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 357-5330
Grades: PK-5
| 398 students
Rank: #1818.
Gaines Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
900 Gaines School Rd
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 357-5333
Grades: PK-5
| 510 students
Rank: #1919.
Coile Middle School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 11%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
110 Old Elberton Rd
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 357-5318
Grades: 6-8
| 675 students
Rank: #2020.
Alps Road Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
205 Alps Rd
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 548-2261
Grades: PK-5
| 354 students
Rank: #2121.
Classic City High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
440 Dearing Ext
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 353-2323
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Athens, Georgia

Athens, Georgia Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
440 Dearing Extension
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 546-7721
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
55 Beaverdam Road Extension
Athens, GA 30608
(706) 369-5605
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
440 Dearing Extension
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 357-5292
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
440-2 Dearing Ext
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 357-5239
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1630 New Kings Bridge Rd
Athens, GA 30607
(706) 208-3552
Grades: 6-8
| 358 students
Oglethorpe Ave
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 649-3030
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
440 Dearing Ext
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 546-7721
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Athens, GA?
How many public schools are located in Athens, GA?
21 public schools are located in Athens, GA.
What percentage of students in Athens, GA go to public school?
87% of all K-12 students in Athens, GA are educated in public schools (compared to the GA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Athens, GA?
Athens, GA public schools minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public schools average of 63% (majority Black).

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