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Our mission is to empower all students for lifelong success in a rapidly changing world. 
Athens City Schools is a K-12 public school district serving Athens, Alabama since 1909.  Our system has a long history and reputation for academic excellence and is consistently ranked as one of the best school districts in the state. Student test scores are above the state average and always compare well to national averages. Dedicated teachers and staff, combined with involved parents and a supportive community, contribute to the success achieved by our students. 

We deliver high-quality education.

  • We have award-winning schools, competitive rankings, and intentional, focused teacher development that ensures that we never stop striving, pushing, and reaching to be our best.

We are progressive.

  • We are outside-the-box thinkers who are always looking for the best ways to innovate “inside the box” to deliver the best school experience possible for every child.

We are connected.

  • Our size allows opportunities for involvement and connection for every student - and every parent - who wants to be a part of our Athens family, and we believe that is something special.

For over a century, our schools have been the heartbeat of our community.  This tradition and sense of heritage continues today and is cherished by people who have been a part of Athens for generations and for those who continue to choose Athens for their families for generations to come. ACS offers a personalized experience for their children while living in a traditional, caring community. We are committed to empowering all students for lifelong success in a rapidly changing world. We hope you will join us and catch the spirit of One Athens. It's great to be a Golden Eagle!

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