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Athens Drive High School is a public school in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has 1,974 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 88% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 168 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.4 from 168 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: The cafeteria does not have many healthy options. Most of the foods are filled with grease and other fats. There isn't much variety either. Vending machines have a variety of snacks, mostly chips and cookies. I know that from my experience, there weren't any special dietary accommodations for those who needed them. There was free and reduced lunch for people who needed it.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: There are policies and rules that need to be followed, including in-school dress code, bullying, attendance, off-campus passes, etc. The principal was very involved with the whole school, even during announcements on ATV before lunch time. Guidance counselors are always there for the students and office staff is usually willing to help most of the time.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: There are a variety of fitness opportunities at Athens Drive. Many students are involved with their favorite sports and have the means to join the teams they are part of. Team performance is great because of teamwork. There is a lot of school spirit and many fans supporting the teams, especially for football. There is a weight training room and 2 gymnasiums in the school available to students, during and out of class. I enjoyed all the physical education I got at Athens Drive.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Many of the teachers, especially the ones I had, are great with communicating to students and caring for their achievement. Every teacher teaches differently, but the teaching styles are interactive and include a variety of ways for different learners. They are well-educated and show extreme interest in the subjects they are teaching. Grading consistency is different for every teacher, but all give back grades at a reasonable time.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Environmental Awareness club, religious organizations, National Technical Honors Society, Medical Science club, and many others are available. They are very engaging and fun and for the academic ones, a person can graduate with a seal on their diploma for completing the requirements, such as maintaining a high GPA, service hours, leadership positions, courses, etc. The clubs do have a lot of commitment from students and after-school hours.

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Nearby Schools

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Mt. Vernon School Public, Alternative
3.66 Dillard Drive Elementary School Public
3.33 Dillard Drive Middle School Public
3.33 Centennial Campus Middle School Public, Magnet
Al-Iman School Private, Religious
3.00 Grace Christian School Private, Religious
The Raleigh School Private
Vital Link Private School Private
Atlas International School Private
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3.00 Cardinal Gibbons High School Private, Religious
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Follow the Child Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.66 Olds Elementary School Public
3.66 Martin Middle School Public, Magnet
3.66 Adams Elementary School Public
3.33 Lacy Elementary School Public
3.66 Cary High School Public
4.00 East Cary Middle School Public
Rejoice Academy Private, Religious
3.66 St. Mary's School Private, Boarding, Religious, All-Girls
3.66 Wiley Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.66 Needham Broughton High School Public, Magnet
Triangle Montessori Academy Private, Montessori
3.66 Farmington Woods Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.00 Partnership Elementary School Public
White Memorial Presbyterian Church Weekday School Private, Religious
3.00 Daniels Middle School Public, Magnet
4.00 Washington Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.33 Stough Elementary School Public
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4.00 Cary Elementary School Public
3.66 Kingswood Elementary School Public
3.66 Underwood Elementary School Public, Magnet
4.00 Exploris Middle School Public, Charter
3.33 Reedy Creek Middle School Public
3.33 Reedy Creek Elementary School Public
4.00 Briarcliff Elementary School Public
3.00 Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School Public, Magnet
4.00 Cary Academy Private
2.66 Wake Christian Academy Private, Religious
4.33 Raleigh Charter High School Public, Charter
Resurrection Lutheran School Private, Religious
Hope Elementary School Public, Charter
3.00 Smith Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.33 Root Elementary School Public
3.33 St. David's School Private, Religious
3.66 Carnage Middle School Public, Magnet
4.00 Northwoods Elementary School Public
3.66 Ligon Middle School Public, Magnet
3.33 York Elementary School Public
3.33 Fuller Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.00 Hunter Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.66 Joyner Elementary School Public, Magnet
Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School Private, Religious
3.33 Conn Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.66 West Cary Middle School Public
3.66 Oak Grove Elementary School Public
3.66 Brooks Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.00 Garner High School Public, Magnet
2.66 Cary Christian School Private, Religious
Phillips High School Public, Alternative
St. Timothy's School Private, Religious
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3.66 Longview School Public
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3.66 Weatherstone Elementary School Public
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3.33 Poe Elementary School Public, Magnet
4.00 Hilburn Drive Elementary School Public
Bonner Academy Private
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3.00 Green Elementary School Public
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Hopewell Academy Private
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3.00 Powell Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.66 Timber Drive Elementary School Public
3.00 Lynn Road Elementary School Public
3.33 Middle Creek High School Public
3.66 Middle Creek Elementary School Public
St. Michael the Archangel School Private, Religious
3.66 Laurel Park Elementary School Public
3.00 North Garner Middle School Public
2.33 Word of God Christian Academy Private, Religious
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The Fletcher Academy Private, Special Education
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2.00 Torchlight Academy Public, Charter
3.66 West Lake Middle School Public
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3.66 Leesville Road Middle School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Dillard Drive Middle School 2 mi. 1,229
3.66 Martin Middle School 3 mi. 1,056
3.66 Cary High School 3 mi. 2,280
3.66 Needham Broughton High School 4 mi. 2,156
3.00 Daniels Middle School 4 mi. 1,153

Around Athens Drive High School

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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 Daniels Middle School Dillard Drive Middle School Martin Middle School Needham Broughton High School
White 52.0% 51.6% 53.0% 49.0% 52.0% 53.0% 52.0%
African American 23.0% 15.2% 17.0% 30.0% 24.0% 20.0% 29.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 24.5% 17.0% 13.0% 15.0% 11.0% 9.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.7% 5.0% 3.0% 3.0% 9.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.6% 5.0% 3.0% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 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 16 responses

  • 38% Yes
  • 31% Not sure.
  • 31% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 58% An hour of lunch to get work done and eat
  • 26% Teachers
  • 16% Size

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 53% Fights
  • 24% Overcrowding
  • 18% The girl's bathrooms are grose.
  • 6% The staff doesn't care about the students.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 46% Very diverse
  • 38% It is about the same as the other public schools
  • 15% Unique traditions

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 57% Melting Pot
  • 29% Mediocre
  • 14% Awesome

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Be yourself.
  • 31% Get involved.
  • 15% Don't be afraid to try new things and be yourself
  • 15% Be nice to others

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 22% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.