Athens High School (Illinois)

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Athens Senior High School
1 Warrior Way, Athens, IL 62613
Type Public High School
School district Community Unit School District 213
Principal Bill Reed
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 300[1]
Color(s) Kelly Green/White
Athletics conference Sangomo Conference
Mascot Warriors

Athens Senior High School (also referred to as Athens High School, AHS, Athens Community High School, and "The-Godforsaken-place-I graduated-from"[2]) is a public school located in Athens, Illinois. It is part of Community Unit School District 213 and includes 317 students[1] in grades 9-12.

The Athens Senior High School mascot is the Warrior and school colors are kelly green and white. Contrary to popular belief, black is not an official school color.


Athens Senior High School is located in Menard county at 1 Warrior Way, Athens, IL 62613.


Race Percentage
White 96.3%
Black 0.7%
Hispanic 0.3%
Asian 0.7%
American Indian 0.0%
Multiracial 2%
Pacific Islander 0%

School Song[edit]

We’ll pull, pull for you team. We’re ever loyal to you.
So let’s win boys let’s win, to tradition let’s be true.
We’re from old ACHS, from the school we all love so.
We’re backing you to win for her, let’s go team let’s go.[3]

Today, "ACHS" is commonly replaced with "AHS".


List of IHSA (Illinois High School Association) Teams[3][edit]

Boys basketball[edit]

In December 2012, the team placed 1st at the Waverly Holiday Tournament. Team members Ryan McHenry and Nate Todd were part of the 2nd All-Tournament Team.[4]

State Final Qualifier (4): 1924, 1926, 1927, 1937
District (7): 1922, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930
Regional (10): 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1972A, 1989A, 1994A
Sectional (5): 1924, 1926, 1927, 1937, 1941
4th (1): 1926
2nd (1): 1924[5]

Bass fishing [6][edit]

Team Qualifier (4): 2009, 2010, 2010, 2011.
Sectional (3): 2009, 2010, 2011.

Boys cross country [6][edit]

Team Qualifier (6): 1982A, 1983A, 1984A, 1985A, 2001A, 2002A.
Regional (7): 1982A, 1983A, 1985A, 1999A, 2000A, 2001A, 2002A.
Sectional (1): 2001A.

Girls cross country [6][edit]

Team Qualifier (2): 2002A, 2003A.
Regional (3): 1984, 2000A, 2002A


Playoff Qualifier (3): 2008-2A, 2010-2A, 2011-2A

Scholastic Bowl[edit]

In 2013, the team hosted and won their regional.

In 2012, the team placed 4th at the Regional Masonic Tournament. They then went on to win their sectional.[6]

Girls softball[6][edit]

Regional (1): 1997A

Girls volleyball[6][edit]

State Final Qualifier (2): 1976, 1979A
District (5): 1976, 1977A, 1978A, 1979A, 1980A
Regional (1): 1982A
Sectional (4): 1976, 1977A, 1978A, 1979A
Super-Sectional (2): 1976, 1979A
4th (1): 1976


List of active clubs[edit]


In the 2013 regional, the WYSE team placed 3rd in the 700 Division and advanced to the Sectional level. Jacob Montgomery and Seth Thomas tied for 1st in Biology. Sam Hines placed 2nd in Biology.[7] At Sectionals, Seth Thomas and Katie Holtsclaw placed 2nd and 4th, respectively, in Biology advancing them to state.[8]

In 2012, Damon Stich placed 2nd in Mathematics in the regional, Ted Doellman placed 3rd in Computer Science, Kaitlyn Bone placed 2nd in Biology.[9] Bone went on to place 2nd both at Sectionals and at the State Competition also.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "ATHENS SR HIGH SCHOOL(9-12)". Illinois Interactive Report Card. Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  2. ^ Valedictorian Speech Meeting May 2012
  3. ^ a b c "Athens High School Parent-Student Handbook Student-Athlete Handbook". Athens School District. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "62nd Waverly Holiday Tournament". Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  5. ^ "Team Titles: A". Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Team Titles: A". IHSA. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "2013 Academic Challenge Regional Results". Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "2013 Academic Challenge Sectional Results". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "2012 Academic Challenge Regional Results". Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "2012 Academic Challenge Sectional Results". Retrieved 28 March 2013.