Overall Niche Grade
- College ReadinessA
- Clubs & ActivitiesB
- Health & SafetyC+
- Resources & FacilitiesC
Athens Drive High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
- Very Good76
I enjoyed my high school experience at ADHS, however there were so many things that could've been better. As far as academics were concerned, I took mostly honors classes so I didn't have many problems. Despite the negative aspects, ADHS had the right programs that allowed me to jump right into the medical field at age 17. I obtained my CNA through Wake Tech whilst still attending ADHS. I would not have had that opportunity in other schools, so I am happy about that. There were fights or other behavioral issues weekly. We've had riots at our school and our assistant principals head was smashed through a glass window during one of the riots. Aside from that, I feel like our clubs, activities, and extracurriculars needs a major boost. We have expanded in the area to a degree, but in different areas like foreign language and the arts program are really suffering. However, our health science and STEM programs are really taking off. Overall, I did have a positive experience.
- 20 days ago
The best and worst part about Athens drive is its diversity. I love going to a school that is not homogeneous because the world we live in is not homogeneous. However, with so much variety in socioeconomic class at Athens you have the a large variety in the parenting style which translates through its students. Some higher socioeconomic parents are very involved in Athens coming to all athletic and academic events. You also have students whose parents seem too busy to be bothered with their child's education. Failing a academic class, or the lowest level course, is unacceptable yet students fail all the time. I know this is not Athens fault but teachers should reach out to students like this. Students should have many opportunities to get involved in school and show how failing just one class effects your life and likelihood of getting into college.
- High School Senior
- 5 months ago
My experience at Athens drive high school has been interesting to say the least. I have had teachers who would go the extra mile every day to explain and and help their students, but I have also had teachers who could care less! I have been on only one field trip after three whole years of attending Athens. That is unacceptable especially because students learn from real life examples as well as traveling! On top of that, there are no medium level classes, either you take AP level courses and metaphorically die because you have no time for anything but school, or you take academic level (lowest level) classes where you also metaphorically die because the majority of students in academic classes do not have the ability to read!! The honors classes which are the true medium level classes are always mixed in with many academic level students which hold back the medium or honors level students. As if this isn't bad enough teachers are afraid to truly teach in fear of anything they say which is slightly controversial will get back to our principle who will then fire them! life is controversial and students should be taught how to think through harder topics and form their own opinions! Although I recognize that many of these problems stem from the school system my teachers and I are stuck in, some of these problems can still be approached and solved on the lower level!
- High School Senior
- 5 months ago