Athens school information

Average Test Scores46%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools141,30779,221
Total private schools335324,874
Total post-secondary schools11027,963
The Athens, AL educational system consists of 14 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Athens public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 22% higher than than the Alabama average and 7% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Athens public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.2% have completed high school, 27.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Athens are 7% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in Athens.
  • 80.9% of people in Athens have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.2% of people in Athens have completed high school.
  • 27.2% of people in Athens have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Athens

Completed 8th grade80.9%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school78.2%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college55.5%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.7%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.2%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.0%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.4%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Athens (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Madison, AL46,39670%42%
Harvest, AL5,08050%1%
Ardmore, AL1,52643%12%
Lester, AL13138%24%
Decatur, AL55,41937%25%
Athens, AL24,46146%7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Walker, MI24,45860%22%
Mercer Island, WA24,46783%69%
West Puente Valley, CA24,47629%40%
San Benito, TX24,44260%21%
South Bradenton, FL24,42838%24%
Athens, AL24,46146%7%
Source: The Athens, AL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.