Thank you for your interest in ACS!

    Greetings and thank you for your interest in Athens City Schools. Our mission is to be a progressive, high-quality school system that connects students and their families to a caring, traditional community. 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.

    Fast Facts


    Athens City Schools is consistently ranked as one of the best school districts in the state. Our schools are known for excellence in the classroom and in the community. Dedicated, highly-qualified teachers work to ensure our students graduate prepared for their future success in college, career, and life. 




    Portrait of a Graduate serves as a unique “picture” of our school and community’s hopes, dreams and goals for every Athens student. It defines the specific characteristics and skills that Athens is committed to developing in each and every child that is in our care. Our goal is for every Athens graduate to have an abundance of: Character, Citizenship, Collaborative Spirit, Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, And to be a Creative, outside thinker. Our planning and programs are centered around the goals of Portrait of a Graduate to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st-century learners of this community

    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. Our promise to you, our community, is this: We are committed to PREPARING TODAY’S STUDENTS FOR TOMORROW’S WORLD. We hope you will join us and catch the spirit of One Athens. It's great to be a Golden Eagle!

ACS State of Education 2022

2022 ACS State of Schools by Athens City Schools

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