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Athens High School

Public | 8-12 | 882 students

 
 

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Posted August 15, 2010

Still no separation of Church & State. Good news for you if you can stand the hypocrites. Kids get extra credit for turning in papers related to the bible, or attending the teachers church. If your kids miss school you will hear about it three weeks later via snail mail, sad in this day of email, cell phones & text messaging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

The one thing to know about athens, is that the education you receive is truly what you make it. It is possible to go through the system achieving the bare minimum with no involvement outside the classroom, and I have seen many people do that. On the other hand, however, my experience was just one of the many great things to come from this outstanding school. All of the academics are well rounded (especially in the upp-level classes). The wealth of AP and Dual classes, as well as the honors classes that lead to those, are truly exceptional, as are those who teach them. As I leave AThens, I can truly say some of my favorite people are a few of my teachers over the past few year--they are always willing to help and listen as long as one has their own appropriate attitude in line. Also, the extracurriculars are astounding.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2006

I am currently a student at Athens High School. My opinion on this school year is that it has been one of the worst of all of my school years. This year many more were rules added to the handbook, not to mention the food. The food this year has been something like a low calorie diet. All the food has to be baked...no fried! They have taken all of the chips and sweets from the cafeteria. Many students (and teachers) come to school and don't eat anything for 7 hours. So if this diet plan is supposed to make us healthier, it's not working.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2005

'I am currently a senior at Athens High School. I enrolled at Athens High as a junior. It was my first time to enter a public school (apart from kindergarten.) I had no problem making friends, so I think if someone says the school is clique-ish it is his/her own problem. I have been to two private schools and have been homeschooled. Athens High is by far my favorite choice. Athens has so much more to offer than any other school I have been to, whether it be from Honors classes or the diversity of students. Every teacher I have had has given his/her best to help me with any problem I might have had. Three of my four sisters have attended Athens High School. Those three and I have received good scholarships to excellent universities b/c of our wonderful education and involvment at Athens HIgh School.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2005

As a former student of Athens High School, I have first-hand experience of what this school offers. While I was in school I had the privelage to take Honors classes and Dual Enrollment classes (earned me college and high school credit) which challenged me and enable me to learn to my full ability. I never realized how great the teachers were until I went to college. I attented UA-Huntsville my first year, then transferred to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. At both of these universities I was amazed at the students in my classes. Especially in my math classes. I was suprised that almost all of the students had NEVER been exposed to the basics in high school. Things I was taught in the tenth grade! I now realize what a great school AHS was. The teachers their are great & they taught us what we needed to know!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 20, 2004

This school is still in 1970, the attitude, text books, computers are outdated. The school is very clickish and if you are not from there,you are not accepted. Taunting is accepted. Out not recommend this school to anyone coming from outside the area. No separation of religion/school/state, very old fashioned in views.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2004

I've moved around a lot, and I've been to quite a few high schools. I went to a county school my first year in AL: big mistake. Then, I transferred to Athens, and it is by far the best school I've ever attended. As a whole, the school gives children so many opportunities to excel through both college preperatory and vocational/tech school classes. Children also have the option of taking dual enrollment classes so that they can earn college credit while still in high school. They also offer a wide variety of sports and clubs. Athens also has an incredible faculty. I've never met so many teachers who really cared about their students. Many of them actually influenced my decision to become a teacher.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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99%

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2011

 
 
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96%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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92%

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2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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94%

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96%

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94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

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90%

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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

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99%

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99%

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96%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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94%

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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education83%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%
Poverty97%
Not poverty99%

Language

All Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education33%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
Poverty90%
Not poverty92%

Math

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education58%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty97%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education50%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty92%
Not poverty95%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female86%
Male95%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education42%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Poverty85%
Not poverty93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%
Poverty100%
Not poverty99%

Language

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant0%
Poverty94%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%
Poverty98%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty94%
Not poverty99%

Social Studies

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant0%
Poverty90%
Not poverty0%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 58%
Black 26% 34%
Hispanic 9% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Hwy 31 North
Athens, AL 35611
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Phone: (256) 233-6613

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