Top 3 Best Athens Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 4 public high schools serving 5,476 students in Athens, GA.
The top ranked public high schools in Athens, GA are Foothills Charter High School (Central Office - Athens), Clarke Central High School and Cedar Shoals High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Athens, GA public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Georgia public high school average of 24%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 32% statewide average). High schools in Athens have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Georgia public high schools.
Athens, GA public high school have a Graduation Rate of 34%, which is less than the Georgia average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Clarke Central High School, with 85% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Georgia or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public high school average of 62% (majority Black).

Best Public High Schools in Athens, GA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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 high schools in Athens, GA?
How many public high schools are located in Athens, GA?
4 public high schools are located in Athens, GA.
What is the racial composition of students in Athens, GA?
Athens, GA public high schools minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public high schools average of 62% (majority Black).

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