Athens High School

Summary:

Athens High School is a public high school located in The Plains, Ohio, serving 692 students in grades 9-12. This school stands out for its strong academic performance, high graduation rates, and ability to support diverse student populations.

Athens High School consistently outperforms the state average on Ohio State Tests, with proficiency rates that are notably higher than nearby schools like Logan High School, Miller High School, and Federal Hocking High School. The school's four-year graduation rate has ranged from 90.3% to 94.2% over the past five years, outpacing the state average. Additionally, Athens High School has shown strong performance among specific student subgroups, with male students and special education students ranking well above average within the state.

While Athens High School has a relatively high percentage of students (40.46%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a lower socioeconomic status, the school's academic achievements suggest it is effectively supporting these students. The school also stands out for its racial diversity, with a higher percentage of Asian and multi-racial students compared to nearby Logan-Hocking Local, Southern Local, and Federal Hocking Local schools. Overall, Athens High School has maintained a consistent ranking within the top half of Ohio high schools, demonstrating its ability to provide a strong educational foundation for its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1 High School Rd
       The Plains, OH  45780-1148


(740) 797-4521

District: Athens City

SchoolDigger Rank:
450th of 867 Ohio High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,656 Help


Feeder schools for Athens High School:

Elementary:    East Elementary School
    Morrison Gordon Elementary School
Middle:    Athens Middle School
    The Plains Intermediate School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.8 Help
Number of students:  692

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.8%
Two or more races:
5.3%
Asian:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Athens High School ranks worse than 51.9% of high schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.56. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Athens High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.8%), two or more races (5.3%), Asian (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 40.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Athens High School is 16.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Athens High School is $13,656.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Athens High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Athens High School 450th of 867 Ohio public high schools. (See Athens High School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Athens High School

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Rank History for all students at Athens High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 20.40 573rd 681 15.9%
2005 40.58 500th 689 27.4%
2006 24.30 612th 696 12.1%
2007 41.16 581st 756 23.1%
2008 56.80 438th 767 42.9%
2009 54.22 503rd 791 36.4%
2010 56.86 483rd 819 41.0%
2011 51.66 569th 818 30.4%
2012 59.70 468th 832 43.8%
2013 59.61 399th 767 48.0%
2014 46.76 565th 769 26.5%
2015 54.59 435th 778 44.1%
2016 57.59 341st 784 56.5%
2017 60.37 272nd 773 64.8%
2018 52.87 414th 800 48.3%
2019 55.14 402nd 836 51.9%
2021 55.11 347th 819 57.6%
2022 51.14 431st 836 48.4%
2023 51.56 450th 867 48.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Athens High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 81.90 30th 222 86.5%
2023 58.57 103rd 239 56.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Athens High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.53 72nd 614 88.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Athens High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.91 497th 758 34.4%
2019 49.41 452nd 779 42.0%
2021 49.21 404th 763 47.1%
2022 46.95 444th 773 42.6%
2023 52.65 413th 805 48.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Athens High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.98 213th 751 71.6%
2019 69.53 234th 781 70.0%
2021 64.13 262nd 775 66.2%
2022 64.59 281st 794 64.6%
2023 65.61 291st 813 64.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Athens High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.65 215th 550 60.9%
2019 67.66 118th 628 81.2%
2021 44.49 298th 596 50.0%
2022 43.10 281st 606 53.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Athens High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.40 351st 538 34.8%
2019 55.61 147th 272 46.0%
2021 69.65 77th 349 77.9%
2022 63.44 132nd 312 57.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Athens High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.12 250th 763 67.2%
2019 74.08 170th 792 78.5%
2021 71.72 173rd 778 77.8%
2022 64.16 283rd 808 65.0%
2023 69.26 244th 819 70.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Athens High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.66 9th 87 89.7%
2021 67.56 36th 84 57.1%
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Rank History for White students at Athens High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.38 283rd 718 60.6%
2019 65.53 253rd 739 65.8%
2021 56.78 309th 727 57.5%
2022 54.01 350th 749 53.3%
2023 59.42 323rd 756 57.3%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Athens High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 928 9 16 2 0 n/a n/a 0 955
1989 895 10 10 7 0 n/a n/a 0 922
1990 853 9 22 15 0 n/a n/a 0 899
1991 815 22 18 7 1 n/a n/a 0 863
1992 810 24 21 7 1 n/a n/a 0 863
1993 751 26 15 9 1 n/a n/a 0 802
1994 886 30 17 12 2 n/a n/a 0 947
1995 950 32 23 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1017
1996 950 32 23 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1017
1997 979 28 27 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1047
1998 966 30 40 11 2 n/a n/a 0 1049
1999 987 28 31 4 1 n/a n/a 0 1051
2000 966 30 32 7 2 n/a n/a 0 1037
2001 934 24 38 4 2 n/a n/a 0 1002
2002 853 22 38 6 3 n/a n/a 11 933
2003 853 22 38 6 3 n/a n/a 11 933
2004 828 23 34 6 1 n/a n/a 16 908
2005 799 24 30 9 1 n/a n/a 22 885
2006 804 21 26 12 0 n/a n/a 23 886
2007 820 15 23 13 2 n/a n/a 18 891
2008 804 18 19 10 3 n/a n/a 11 865
2009 829 19 21 11 3 n/a n/a 13 896
2010 739 21 27 11 3 n/a n/a 18 819
2011 662 20 32 14 2 0 17 0 747
2012 665 11 28 16 1 0 28 0 749
2013 650 20 34 15 2 0 28 0 749
2014 631 17 33 19 2 0 30 0 732
2015 678 27 38 18 2 0 13 0 776
2016 689 20 39 17 1 0 10 0 776
2017 684 19 45 22 0 0 14 0 784
2018 658 17 51 20 0 0 23 0 769
2019 659 18 34 22 0 0 30 0 763
2020 653 19 37 29 0 0 39 0 777
2021 592 19 30 24 0 0 25 0 690
2022 594 21 33 24 0 0 41 0 713
2023 580 22 34 19 0 0 37 0 692

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 Athens High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 955 54.0 17.6 0
1989 922 55.0 16.7 n/a
1990 899 48.6 18.4 n/a
1991 863 45.6 18.9 n/a
1992 863 44.6 19.3 8.7
1993 802 44.6 18.0 12.7
1994 947 44.6 21.2 11.7
1995 1017 48.7 20.9 0
1996 1017 48.7 20.9 0
1997 1047 50.7 20.7 8
1998 1049 51.0 20.6 8.6
1999 1051 52.4 20.1 10.8
2000 1037 58.3 17.8 10.8
2001 1002 57.7 17.4 25
2002 933 61.0 15.3 19.8
2003 933 61.0 15.3 19.8
2004 908 60.0 15.1 20.5
2005 885 56.0 15.8 20.7
2006 886 56.8 15.6 22.7
2007 891 55.5 16.1 33.6
2008 865 57.5 15.0 n/a
2009 896 58.0 15.4 30.2
2010 819 57.0 14.3 35.3
2011 747 57.0 13.1 39.1
2012 749 55.0 13.6 40.5
2013 749 53.0 14.1 40.6
2014 732 53.0 13.8 37.7
2015 776 n/a n/a 40.3
2016 776 50.0 15.5 40.2
2017 784 48.0 16.3 34.2
2018 769 46.0 16.7 35.2
2019 763 47.0 16.2 36.7
2020 777 47.0 16.5 34
2021 690 46.0 15.0 n/a
2022 713 39.0 18.2 n/a
2023 692 41.0 16.8 40.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Athens High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 955 54.0 17.6 0
1989 922 55.0 16.7 n/a
1990 899 48.6 18.4 n/a
1991 863 45.6 18.9 n/a
1992 863 44.6 19.3 8.7
1993 802 44.6 18.0 12.7
1994 947 44.6 21.2 11.7
1995 1017 48.7 20.9 0
1996 1017 48.7 20.9 0
1997 1047 50.7 20.7 8
1998 1049 51.0 20.6 8.6
1999 1051 52.4 20.1 10.8
2000 1037 58.3 17.8 10.8
2001 1002 57.7 17.4 25
2002 933 61.0 15.3 19.8
2003 933 61.0 15.3 19.8
2004 908 60.0 15.1 20.5
2005 885 56.0 15.8 20.7
2006 886 56.8 15.6 22.7
2007 891 55.5 16.1 33.6
2008 865 57.5 15.0 n/a
2009 896 58.0 15.4 30.2
2010 819 57.0 14.3 35.3
2011 747 57.0 13.1 39.1
2012 749 55.0 13.6 40.5
2013 749 53.0 14.1 40.6
2014 732 53.0 13.8 37.7
2015 776 n/a n/a 40.3
2016 776 50.0 15.5 40.2
2017 784 48.0 16.3 34.2
2018 769 46.0 16.7 35.2
2019 763 47.0 16.2 36.7
2020 777 47.0 16.5 34
2021 690 46.0 15.0 n/a
2022 713 39.0 18.2 n/a
2023 692 41.0 16.8 40.5

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Athens High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,547
2022 $12,342
2023 $13,656

Data source: Ohio Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Athens High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 402nd of 836 High schoolsRanks 450th of 867 High schools
 3.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Government (Athens High School)82.873.6
 9.2%
   End of Course American Government (Athens City)82.873.6
 9.2%
   End of Course American Government (Ohio)77.772
 5.7%
End of Course American History (Athens High School)82.677.7
 4.9%
   End of Course American History (Athens City)82.677.7
 4.9%
   End of Course American History (Ohio)78.169.7
 8.4%
End of Course Biology (Athens High School)81.972.4
 9.5%
   End of Course Biology (Athens City)81.972.4
 9.5%
   End of Course Biology (Ohio)73.763.7
 10%
End of Course English II (Athens High School)82.672.5
 10.1%
   End of Course English II (Athens City)82.672.5
 10.1%
   End of Course English II (Ohio)66.260.8
 5.4%
End of Course Geometry (Athens High School)60.359.2
 1.1%
   End of Course Geometry (Athens City)60.961
 0.1%
   End of Course Geometry (Ohio)50.141.8
 8.3%
End of Course Integrated Math I (Athens High School)00
   End of Course Integrated Math I (Athens City)00
   End of Course Integrated Math I (Ohio)43.639.4
 4.2%
End of Course Integrated Math II (Athens High School)00
   End of Course Integrated Math II (Athens City)00
   End of Course Integrated Math II (Ohio)35.833.1
 2.7%
End of Course Algebra I (Athens High School)6960.8
 8.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Athens City)76.572.4
 4.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students763692
 9.3%
African American1822
 22.2%
American Indian00
Asian3434
Hispanic2219
 13.6%
Pacific Islander00
White659580
 12%
Two or More Races3037
 23.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.7%40.5%
 3.8%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 692 students attended Athens High School.

Athens High School ranks 450th of 867 Ohio high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Athens High School are 84% White, 5% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 3% African American, 3% Hispanic.


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

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