Athens school information

IndexAthensTennesseeNational
Average Test Scores56%52%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools81,39079,221
Total private schools243024,874
Total post-secondary schools21897,963
The Athens, TN educational system consists of 8 public schools, 2 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Athens public schools have average test scores of 56% which is 8% higher than than the Tennessee average and 14% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Athens public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in Tennessee and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.8% have completed high school, 18.9% 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 14% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Athens.
  • 81.0% of people in Athens have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.8% of people in Athens have completed high school.
  • 18.9% of people in Athens have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Athens

IndexAthensTennesseeNational
Completed 8th grade81.0%82.0%84.3%
Completed high school77.8%79.9%83.0%
Completed some college45.2%53.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.5%32.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.9%25.4%30.3%
Completed masters6.9%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.4%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.2%1.3%

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

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Englewood, TN1,78562%27%
Decatur, TN1,42960%22%
Calhoun, TN61858%17%
Riceville, TN84956%13%
Charleston, TN88855%11%
Athens, TN13,65156%14%

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Moss Point, MS13,65215%69%
Heber, UT13,65547%5%
Sharon, PA13,65935%29%
Lakeway, TX13,66291%86%
McMinnville, TN13,66447%5%
Athens, TN13,65156%14%
Source: The Athens, TN 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.