Athens Drive High School in Raleigh, NC - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,934
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    221 3.4
  • Ranking

Athens Drive High School is a public coed 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 221 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 221 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Whenever there is an obvious potential threat to students' well-being the school is pretty good about taking the proper steps to keep the students safe, depending on the severity of the situation; whether it is a fight in the lunch room or a bomb threat written on the bathroom wall.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There is a pretty substantial number of clubs and organizations one has the opportunity to join. A lot of clubs take place during lunch. A good number of students are involved in these organizations. Mostly students who are ambitious and are committed to being the best they can be.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I think the sense of community at this school is pretty strong. It has a lot of diversity; not just one race or ethnic group dominates the population. I would choose to go to this school again if I had to do it all over simply because of the teachers and the diversity.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: All of the teachers that I have had over the last 3 years of high school have all been very effective in teaching the students and helping those who need it. Most of them are very consistent in how they teach and grade.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: Over all the school is very split. There are many different racial and religious groups. I think this help some students break racial stereotypes but for other students it reinforces stereotypes.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
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

Around Athens Drive High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Athens Drive High School United States North Carolina Cary High School Garner High School Needham Broughton High School Southeast Raleigh High School William G. Enloe High School
White 50.0% 51.0% 51.2% 51.0% 37.0% 49.0% 8.0% 27.0%
African American 24.0% 15.0% 26.0% 19.0% 38.0% 31.0% 72.0% 38.0%
Hispanic 13.0% 25.0% 14.7% 17.0% 17.0% 11.0% 11.0% 11.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 2.8% 5.0% 1.0% 4.0% 1.0% 16.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 3.8% 4.0% 3.0% 2.0% 5.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 35 responses

  • 49% Yes
  • 31% Not sure.
  • 20% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 52% An hour of lunch to get work done and eat
  • 25% Teachers
  • 11% The art teacher Ms. Hilton, we're still friends
  • 11% Size

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 47% Fights
  • 26% 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 29 responses

  • 52% Very diverse
  • 21% It is about the same as the other public schools
  • 10% STEM and Health Science Academy
  • 7% Unique traditions
  • 7% Advanced Placement Classes
  • 3% The theater and choir departments

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 58% Melting Pot
  • 19% Mediocre
  • 13% Awesome
  • 10% Clique

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 35% Be yourself.
  • 30% Get involved.
  • 17% Don't be afraid to try new things and be yourself
  • 9% Be nice to others
  • 4% There are so many cliques to choose from, pick one
  • 4% Don't let others decide who you befriend

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 19% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.