Athens Drive High School in Raleigh, NC - Niche

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Athens Drive High School is a public school in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has 1,985 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 55% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 177 reviews written and they have been mixed.

1420 Athens Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 233-4050

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3.4 from 177 reviews
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    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Athens Drive is a great school for what it's worth. There are times in which the teachers show discriminatory behaviors towards certain groups of students. Also, there is often a lack of drive to help students.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Overall Experience: I basically applied to every boarding school during high school just to get away from the boredom that is this school. I finally got accepted into an arts school and was lucky enough to leave. The marching band is probably the best thing about the school. The teachers in acting and chorus are very petty and self-centered and wouldn't cast me in shows and wouldn't support me but I got into UNC School of the Arts without any of their help and was 1 out of 25 students from around the world to get to go. Also, I found the academics very boring and pointless.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Overall Experience: At first i really like the school and i did not want to change schools either. But after the Christmas Break, that's when the unnecessary drama happens including fights. If the school didn't have so much fighting, then this school could have a better representation.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: The only variety they offer is which flavor chips you want. Lots of fries, ice cream, cookies and sweets fill the lunchline while the salads are hidden ad stacked in the fridges in a corner.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Mrs. Hagarty and mrs.Brown were the only counselors that cared to help me through my entire time at Athens. The others were very stuck in their ways and not very accommodating to help their students even if it was the time designated for them to do so.

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Cary High School 3 mi. 2,379
3.66 Needham Broughton High School 4 mi. 2,162
3.00 Garner High School 6 mi. 2,395
3.66 William G. Enloe High School 6 mi. 2,671
2.33 Southeast Raleigh High School 6 mi. 1,575

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 49%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

Athens Drive High School United States Cary High School Garner High School Needham Broughton High School Southeast Raleigh High School William G. Enloe High School
White 51.0% 51.0% 51.0% 38.0% 49.0% 9.0% 29.0%
African American 23.0% 15.0% 19.0% 37.0% 31.0% 73.0% 39.0%
Hispanic 14.0% 25.0% 17.0% 18.0% 10.0% 10.0% 10.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 5.0% 1.0% 4.0% 0% 15.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 4.0% 4.0% 3.0% 5.0% 5.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.3%
Grade 10 26.8%
Grade 11 22.8%
Grade 12 20.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 40% Yes
  • 30% Not sure.
  • 30% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 61% An hour of lunch to get work done and eat
  • 22% Teachers
  • 13% Size
  • 4% The art teacher Ms. Hilton, we're still friends

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 46% Fights
  • 23% Overcrowding
  • 19% The girl's bathrooms are grose.
  • 8% The staff doesn't care about the students.
  • 4% Some teachers exibit dicriminatory behaviors

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 responses

  • 41% Very diverse
  • 35% It is about the same as the other public schools
  • 12% Unique traditions
  • 12% Advanced Placement Classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 56% Melting Pot
  • 22% Mediocre
  • 11% Awesome
  • 11% Clique

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 38% Be yourself.
  • 31% Get involved.
  • 12% Be nice to others
  • 12% Don't be afraid to try new things and be yourself
  • 6% Don't let others decide who you befriend
  • 0% There are so many cliques to choose from, pick one

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.