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Avg. test scores 7%
High school dipl. 6%
Bachelors degree 10%

Athens school information

IndexAthensAlabamaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Athens, AL Schools

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      Education level achieved in Athens

      IndexAthensAlabamaNational
      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%

      Athens, AL School Districts

      • Athens City School District
      • Limestone County School District

      There are a total of 14 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Athens. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Athens, AL schools is 46%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Athens, AL, an average of 80.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 78.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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.