PROFICIENCY 47% 24% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #6 of 7 in Athens City
  • Ranked #7 of 14 in Athens
  • Ranked #334 of 1509 in Alabama
Proficiency Averages
51%Athens City
46%Athens
37%Alabama

Athens High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Athens City" in Athens, AL. There are a total of 961 students and 53 teachers at Athens High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1. There are a total of 355 free lunch students and 58 reduced lunch students.

Athens High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 46.5%, which is 24% higher than the Alabama average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students961
Teachers52.5
Student/Teacher ratio19:1
Free lunch355
Reduced lunch58

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment134
Taking some courses131
Taking some courses (not tests)2
Passing some courses108
Passing no courses14

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Athens High School, there are a total of 134 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 131 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All28%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School25-29%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All65%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School65-69%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Athens High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictAlabamaNational
Caucasian 59.4% 58.0% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 27.3% 25.0% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 1.8% 1.7% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 10.1% 13.6% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.4% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.5% 1.2% 1.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Julian Newman Elementary School55%0.8Athens, AL
Athens Middle School38%1.2Athens, AL
Athens Elementary School52%1.3Athens, AL
Brookhill Elementary School65%1.7Athens, AL
James L Cowart Elementary School55%2.4Athens, AL
Athens Intermediate School49%2.7Athens, AL
Piney Chapel Elementary School35%3.7Athens, AL
Owens Elementary School35%6.4Athens, AL
East Limestone High School38%6.8Athens, AL
Johnson Elementary School55%7.7Athens, AL
Elkmont High School37%8.8Elkmont, AL
Blue Springs Elementary School43%11.4Athens, AL

Athens demographics profile

StatisticAthensAlabamaNational
Population24,4614,841,164318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6149291
Median age39.438.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%57%55%
Speak English91%95%79%
Speak Spanish6%3%13%

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%
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