Top 10 Best Athens Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 13,427 students in Athens, GA. Athens has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Georgia.
The top ranked public schools in Athens, GA are Chase Street Elementary School, Timothy Elementary School and Barrow Elementary School. 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 33% (versus the Georgia public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Athens have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Georgia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public school average of 60% (majority Black).

Best Athens, GA Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Chase Street Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
757 N Chase St
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 543-1081
Grades: PK-5
| 564 students
Rank: #22.
Timothy Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
1900 Timothy Rd
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 549-0107
Grades: PK-5
| 610 students
Rank: #33.
Barrow Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
100 Pinecrest Dr
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 543-2676
Grades: PK-5
| 576 students
Rank: #44.
South Jackson Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1630 New Kings Bridge Rd
Athens, GA 30607
(706) 208-3552
Grades: PK-5
| 595 students
Rank: #55.
Whitehead Road Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
555 Quailwood Dr
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 548-7296
Grades: PK-5
| 852 students
Rank: #66.
Barnett Shoals Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3220 Barnett Shoals Rd
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 357-5334
Grades: PK-5
| 562 students
Rank: #77.
Clarke Central High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
350 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 357-5200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,690 students
Rank: #88.
Clarke Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1235 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 543-6547
Grades: 6-8
| 764 students
Rank: #99.
Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1150 Oglethorpe Ave
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 549-0762
Grades: PK-5
| 587 students
Rank: #1010.
Whit Davis Road Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1450 Whit Davis Rd
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 369-1036
Grades: PK-5
| 594 students
Rank: #1111.
Burney-harris-lyons Middle School
Math: 31% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 Tallassee Rd
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 548-7208
Grades: 6-8
| 676 students
Rank: #1212.
Judia Jackson Harris Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Danielsville Rd
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 357-5203
Grades: PK-5
| 539 students
Rank: #1313.
Hilsman Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
870 Gaines School Rd
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 548-7281
Grades: 6-8
| 694 students
Rank: #1414.
Howard B. Stroud Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
715 Fourth St
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 369-1893
Grades: PK-5
| 429 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 1,448 students
Rank: #1616.
Coile Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
110 Old Elberton Rd
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 357-5318
Grades: 6-8
| 721 students
Rank: #1717.
Fowler Drive Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Fowler Dr
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 357-5330
Grades: PK-5
| 480 students
Rank: #1818.
Alps Road Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
205 Alps Rd
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 548-2261
Grades: PK-5
| 425 students
Rank: #1919.
Gaines Elementary School
Math: 13% | Reading: 14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
900 Gaines School Rd
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 357-5333
Grades: PK-5
| 512 students
Rank: #2020.
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
| 109 students
440-2 Dearing Ext
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 357-5239
Grades: n/a
| n/a 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
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

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