Post Secondary Schools
Athens State University
Athens State University, established in 1822, is Alabama's oldest college. ASU is one of only 11 senior level colleges in the United States. The university receives students from Calhoun Community College, as well as students from other 2-year colleges in the area.
More than 1,000 students graduate from Athens State University each year.
Visit the Athens State University website.
Calhoun Community College
Calhoun Community College is a two-year junior college with an enrollment of 12,300 students. Calhoun is the largest of the two-year institutions comprising The Alabama Community College System. The college offers 49 associate degree programs and 52 career/certificate programs.
Visit the Calhoun Community College website.
K - 12 Schools
Athens City Schools
The Athens City School System enrolls approximately 3,150 students. Athens City Schools has an average student teacher ratio of 15:1. The school system employs 222 full-time teachers and over 170 support employees. Teacher salaries in the school system average the third highest in the state of Alabama, thus the students of Athens receive instruction from some of the best-qualified teachers in the State of Alabama.
Test scores on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), American College Test (ACT) and the state required graduation "exit" exam have been consistently higher than state and national averages.
The integration of technology into the curriculum is a priority for the entire school system. Athens City Schools employ the latest in web and computing technology in all classroom instruction. Elementary students complete weekly sessions in computer labs, and there are over 100 Promethean interactive whiteboards throughout the district.
Visit the Athens City Schools website.
Limestone County Schools
The Limestone County School System has approximately 9,100 students and 1,100 total employees.
Limestone County Schools incorporate technology as an integral part of instruction. All schools have Internet access, with computer labs in every school and computers on teachers' desks. The school system’s Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), American College Testing (ACT), and graduation exam scores consistently rank above state and national averages. Partnership in Education Programs with local businesses and active Parent-Teacher Organizations are vital components of our successful school climate.
Visit the Limestone County Schools website.
Japanese Saturday School
Open only to Japanese citizens or the equivalent, this school teaches grades 1-9 math and Japanese. They utilize textbooks directly from Japan, and give a large amount of homework. The system has three school periods per calendar year, and it accepts transferring students at any time. Class schedules are available in English and Japanese.
Visit the Japanese Saturday School website.