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 1,934 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 182 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.4 from 182 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The teachers are amazing. Of course, there will be a couple and ones, but for the most part, teachers are there because they care about the students and are always there for them. However the melting pot may have people imply that Athens is "ghetto" it is not. You can find a great group of friends. Our sports teams do not always have the best athletes and we tend to lose a lot of games however the coaches care about the sport and it will definitely improve in the upcoming years. People underrate the great education one can receive at Athen Drive High School. I have had math, English, and science teachers that I will never forget and I have changed my perspective on the subject. One will feel prepared for college if you take more rigorous classes.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my experience at this school because I have surrounded myself with people that are a good influence on not just myself but others as well. I greatly appreciate the cultural diversity at the school because you can always find someone who can relate to you and you have the opportunity to learn about other cultures in the world. Though my experience has been a good one I feel, being that I am a member of the art community, that the school gives the sports programs an abundance of money and there is little left over for the arts. Because of this, the art classes have had a small restriction on the supplies given to them but we always make the most of what we are given. All in all, any school has it's weak spots but I believe that the education that can be obtained from this school is a good one as long as you are willing to work for it and accept the opportunities given to you.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Its a great school to go , its alot to do at our school. i love how diverse everything is and its always a place for everyone to fit in.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I really loved Athens Drive's Health Science Academy. My daughter graduated as a member of that.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school is very overcrowded and the textbooks being used are previously used textbooks from other public schools that are very outdated for the most part.

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3.33 Cary High School 3 mi. 2,349
3.66 Needham Broughton High School 4 mi. 2,123
2.66 Garner High School 6 mi. 2,403
3.33 William G. Enloe High School 6 mi. 2,644
2.00 Southeast Raleigh High School 6 mi. 1,684

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

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 50.0% 51.0% 51.0% 37.0% 49.0% 8.0% 27.0%
African American 24.0% 15.0% 19.0% 38.0% 31.0% 72.0% 38.0%
Hispanic 13.0% 25.0% 17.0% 17.0% 11.0% 11.0% 11.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 5.0% 1.0% 4.0% 1.0% 16.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 4.0% 3.0% 2.0% 5.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.5%
Grade 10 24.7%
Grade 11 24.3%
Grade 12 22.5%

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 24 responses

  • 38% Yes
  • 38% Not sure.
  • 25% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 59% An hour of lunch to get work done and eat
  • 24% Teachers
  • 10% Size
  • 7% The art teacher Ms. Hilton, we're still friends

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 45% Fights
  • 27% Overcrowding
  • 18% The girl's bathrooms are grose.
  • 6% The staff doesn't care about the students.
  • 3% Some teachers exibit dicriminatory behaviors

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 22 responses

  • 45% Very diverse
  • 27% It is about the same as the other public schools
  • 9% Unique traditions
  • 9% Advanced Placement Classes
  • 9% STEM and Health Science Academy

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 61% Melting Pot
  • 22% Mediocre
  • 9% Awesome
  • 9% Clique

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 36% Be yourself.
  • 27% Get involved.
  • 18% Don't be afraid to try new things and be yourself
  • 9% Be nice to others
  • 5% There are so many cliques to choose from, pick one
  • 5% Don't let others decide who you befriend

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 16% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.