Athenian Academy

Public, Charter K-8

 2289 N. Hercules Ave
       Clearwater, FL  33763-2326


 (727) 298-2718

 School Website

District: Pinellas

SchoolDigger Rank:
1758th of 2,166 Florida Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.3
Number of students:  507

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.7%
Hispanic:
18.9%
African American:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.0%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, June 28, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Athenian Academy ranked worse than 81.2% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranked 76th among 88 ranked elementary schools in the Pinellas School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.59. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019, Athenian Academy ranked better than 55.5% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.59. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (61.7%), Hispanic (18.9%), African American (9.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 43% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Athenian Academy is 12.3, which is the 25th best among 88 elementary schools in the Pinellas School District. (See more...)
Compare Athenian Academy employs 41 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Athenian Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Athenian Academy 1758th of 2166 Florida public elementary schools. (See Athenian Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Athenian Academy 481st of 1081 Florida public middle schools. (See Athenian Academy in the ranking list.)

Pinellas:

SchoolDigger ranks Pinellas 38th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Athenian Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 69.18 556th 1786 68.9%
2008 47.76 987th 1789 44.8%
2009 40.82 1181st 1847 36.1%
2010 74.50 451st 1919 76.5%
2011 51.92 1000th 1985 49.6%
2012 66.05 669th 1984 66.3%
2013 63.74 707th 2029 65.2%
2014 71.05 552nd 2064 73.3%
2016 61.87 785th 2087 62.4%
2017 40.88 1260th 2112 40.3%
2018 46.67 1132nd 2118 46.6%
2019 22.59 1758th 2166 18.8%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Athenian Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 65.93 300th 839 64.2%
2011 48.23 509th 891 42.9%
2012 67.68 288th 897 67.9%
2013 59.21 387th 956 59.5%
2014 60.54 380th 999 62.0%
2016 65.18 317th 997 68.2%
2017 48.21 532nd 1031 48.4%
2018 64.54 344th 1035 66.8%
2019 54.59 481st 1081 55.5%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, January 24, 2020

Open Quote Absolutely one of the worst experiences with an elementary School ever. We've had children in there for the past 4 years now and will never return. I stuck around because our children had amazing relationships with some of their teachers and we didn't wanna mess that up. In the past 2 years the amount of teachers that have left is unreal, all with no notice to the children or parents, very unorganized, administration is a joke(can't take them seriously). Some abuse their power and belittle children, so short on staff that they would hire people that not qualified enough for position ect ect ect..... I can keep going put I'd be afraid to run out of room!!! Close Quote


by a citizen
Monday, November 4, 2019

Open Quote As a grandparent I am elated at the atmosphere crested by the staff and faculty. I’m happy my grandson is able to attend Thr Athenian Academy, Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Open Quote Our child completed KG with Mrs. Noonan and we couldn’t be happier being part of the Athenian family. Mrs. Hershelman defined AA as the place "where our babies will be loved like they are our own." And, she and her team have held true to this promise. Mrs. Noonan is an exceptional, dedicated teacher! Mrs. Noonan and the administration at Athenian understand that it takes a village to raise wonderful children that turn in to strong, smart, compassionate, successful adults.
In my opinion, the negative reviews are a direct result of Athenian doubling in size. Athenian continues to adjust, recuperate, recalculate however, you define it. Athenian’s cheese was moved in a HUGE way and with great change, comes pain, and ultimately leads to great success!
A word about test scores - Test scores are important but they aren’t everything! There is ample research to support the hypothesis that standardized tests do not measure student success. This school is focused on the students’ individual needs, not just a number dictated by the state. Personally, we chose Athenian because they stressed, so deeply, how our child's education was about the child not a group as a whole. Each child is different, with unique needs. If you want a school that recognizes those differences and will truly love your child - you have come to the right place.
The one thing that the new administration needs to improve on is communication. We always felt well informed by Mrs. Noonan. However, there were many times when we experienced mixed or changing messages outside of the classroom. I know that the administration and the PTSA are actively working on this and I appreciate all their efforts however, it really MUST change this year. Communication and teamwork is paramount! Administration and the PTSA need to work as a team to stay connected to parents and students. We should be over informed of everything/anything having to do with the school. If you want more parent involvement, ask for it, communicate expectations, ask parents what their expectations are of you, and then together let’s stick to that plan! Parents reading this…we need you, admin and PTSA can’t do it alone!
Lastly, Thank you, Athenian family, especially Mrs. Noonan, Ms. Sara, Ms. Jeannie, Ms. Tavoularis, Ms. Masters, Coach Chris, Coach Romaine, Ms. Zoi, Senior Victor, Ms. Natalie, PTSA – You are appreciated! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Open Quote Be a name, not a number! It's time that this best kept secret got out! Athenian Academy charter school (free) has a lot to be proud of. "A" rated school. AYP. FCAT: 1 of only 9 schools in the district that showed an increase last year in the number of students performing at grade level or above in both math and reading at all grade levels except one. Greek & Spanish taught daily from kindergarten up. Solid school leadership (principal- Kathy Manrique). Governed by local board (no longer Leona group). Caring, communicative teachers. K-8. Sibling priority. Uniforms. Partial busing. A great hybrid between public & private school without the religious curriculum & expensive tuition. So how do I know all of this? My child is a first grader at Athenian Academy. But don't just take my word for it, schedule a tour & come see for yourself. FYI, I'll see you at the PTA meetings, we're busy fundraising for smart boards & we're always looking for involved parents like you! Best of luck with your schooling decision (been there!) Isn't it awesome to have another option besides public or private? Charter schools offer a unique option indeed! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Athenian Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 30 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 32
2002 70 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 73
2003 70 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 73
2004 108 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 110
2005 98 1 0 2 2 n/a n/a 0 103
2006 71 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 75
2007 74 2 0 1 1 n/a n/a 5 83
2008 112 1 1 13 2 n/a n/a 7 136
2009 135 9 7 18 2 n/a n/a 8 179
2010 194 13 5 25 1 n/a n/a 16 254
2011 162 21 2 24 2 0 17 0 228
2012 156 33 7 35 2 0 22 0 255
2013 180 35 7 35 1 0 21 0 279
2014 176 35 9 48 0 0 19 0 287
2015 186 31 7 55 2 0 16 0 297
2016 249 48 11 65 2 1 26 0 402
2017 294 51 18 77 2 1 36 0 479
2018 313 48 18 96 1 1 30 0 507

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Athenian Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 32 0.0 0.0 12.5
2002 73 3.0 24.3 6.8
2003 73 3.0 24.3 6.8
2004 110 6.0 18.3 6.4
2005 103 5.0 20.6 16.5
2006 75 7.0 10.7 6.7
2007 83 7.0 11.9 23.1
2008 136 11.0 12.4 28.7
2009 179 17.0 11.9 29.8
2010 254 22.0 11.5 46.2
2011 228 28.0 8.1 42.5
2012 255 31.0 8.2 49.4
2013 279 22.0 12.6 41.2
2014 287 20.0 14.3 41.5
2015 297 24.0 12.3 43.4
2016 402 30.0 13.4 42.5
2017 479 33.0 14.5 39.2
2018 507 41.0 12.3 43.0

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Athenian Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 32 0.0 0.0 12.5
2002 73 3.0 24.3 6.8
2003 73 3.0 24.3 6.8
2004 110 6.0 18.3 6.4
2005 103 5.0 20.6 16.5
2006 75 7.0 10.7 6.7
2007 83 7.0 11.9 23.1
2008 136 11.0 12.4 28.7
2009 179 17.0 11.9 29.8
2010 254 22.0 11.5 46.2
2011 228 28.0 8.1 42.5
2012 255 31.0 8.2 49.4
2013 279 22.0 12.6 41.2
2014 287 20.0 14.3 41.5
2015 297 24.0 12.3 43.4
2016 402 30.0 13.4 42.5
2017 479 33.0 14.5 39.2
2018 507 41.0 12.3 43.0

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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