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Athens High School

Public | 9-12 | 968 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

The biggest bullies in this school are the police chief and vice principal. The teachers can't or won't teach ~ and that is when there is an actual teacher available for a class. There have been times when my son showed up for class only to be met with an empty classroom with the lights off. We have pulled our son out to homeschool so he can get a real education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

If there is a worse school out there I would love to see it. The princiapls and most of the teachers have their priorities all messed up. They worry so much about dress code which is the main problem anyway and worry less about teaching the kids and the principals don't give a rats behind either. And they woner why everyone is misbehaiving so badly. I'm glad I only have one more year here
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2011

i go to this sorry school every day. every day that i go the school makes me want to drop out more and more. if i was going to rate this school i would give it a 2. i mean ; you're supposed to go to school to get a good education rite?? at this school the the teachers don't really teach because almost all of the kids are thuggish, wanna be gangster, and could care less about getting a education that could make their lives allot easier in the long run. i hate this place!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2009

I am going to be a freshman at Athens High School and even though I am not yet enrolled, the school is very excellent. They have expanded their foreign language to two choices now. Those are French and Spanish. The music program is growing and I am in the band. They are planning on splitting up the band. That's how big the program is growing! The teachers there are terrific anf they do help individual students who need it. They have added more choices for students to pick from for their schedules. The school is terrific and I can't wait till I'm an official student of Athens High School. Home of the Hornets.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

I am a grandparent, I don,t think the school is concerened with the child that might be a little different, adhd,delexia,a little slow.I have tried to get an appointment with the principle for over 8weeks, she has yet to acknowledg me,after calling,goinging to the office,leaving messages.It is all about money and looking good on paper
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

This school is just not cut out to teach students, I have been very dissapointed in the learning, i dont like it, no one does, several of my peers are either switching schools or graduating early next year. no one enjoys the day to day experience here at AHS. I hope in the coming years they can shape this school up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2007

I am a new hiree at AHS and, so far, am really enjoying the experience. The new leadership is experienced, helpful, and friendly and my fellow teachers seem to really care about the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 18, 2007

Athens rules! I love this school... It is the first school I actually feel at home with. Sure you have to get past the moderate 'clicks' but overall I'm having a great hs experience! Go hornets!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2007

I have been very disappointed in this school,they do not give help to the kids that really want to learn yet have problems. If a students not doing well in a subject you should do everything you can to help. Yet we have teachers who will only help if the student will do it at the teachers convenience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2006

We're very disappointed in the quality of education at this school. Mediocrity & 'good enough for them' is the attitude of the district and town. They feel there is no world outside of Athens, so why progress? It's far from a college-prep school. We've had enough & are moving out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

I have been most disappointed with Athens High School. I can only describe the campus as a day care center for teenagers. The lack of emphasis on education is so obvious and seems not to bother the administration. It's looked upon as the norm here - a child is not expected to receive an education at Athens High School and if by chance a former AHS student achieves some level of success in life it's viewed as wow - how did that happen? The drama dept has had a few years of success - largely due to the prior training students have received from the community theatre.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

Athens High School is a school with opportunity. The academic program there is good, and it has a great music and art program. Though parents are too much involved, if you were looking for a small town high school to go to, Athens is the place. I loved my days a AHS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 28, 2005

Severly lacking in the academic programs. Only one foreign language to pick from (Spanish). Dangerous bullies. Nearly zero support for the arts or music. Football is practically worshiped, and Coaches do double duty as sub-par science teachers. Extreme predjudice of anything out of the ordinary. I love learning, yet I HATED this place.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

243 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

238 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

197 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

196 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

196 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

196 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
57%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
34%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
75%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students62%
Female58%
Male66%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education44%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students81%
Female80%
Male81%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students73%
Female63%
Male81%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education71%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education20%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students54%
Female57%
Male51%
Black or African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education20%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students36%
Female41%
Male31%
Black or African American4%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education0%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education29%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students35%
Female44%
Male26%
Black or African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education0%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Students73%
Female62%
Male84%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%

World Geography

All Students35%
Female40%
Male30%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education33%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 43% 52%
White 42% 29%
Black 13% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Fax number
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