2022 ACS State of Schools by Athens City Schools

    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.


    We, as a school family and as a community, believe in the value and potential of every single child and we are committed to give our kids the best learning experiences possible as we prepare them for successful lives. Our schools provide academically challenging learning environments that ensure students develop 21st-century skills and that they are college and career ready. 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. 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 Creativity. 


    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. Our schools and our community enjoy such a strong sense of connection: Athens is our schools, and our schools are Athens. We have a vision that has become a part of our identity – we call it “One Athens.” It is an overarching, collaborative spirit that essentially says that we are better together. Click here to learn more about "One Athens". 


ACS State of Schools

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