Athens High School (Troy, Michigan)

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Troy Athens High School
4333 John R
Troy, MI, 48085
Coordinates 42°34′53″N 83°06′37″W / 42.5814°N 83.1103°W / 42.5814; -83.1103Coordinates: 42°34′53″N 83°06′37″W / 42.5814°N 83.1103°W / 42.5814; -83.1103
Type Public
Established 1973
School district Troy School District
Superintendent Barbara A. Fowler
Principal Lara Dixon
Enrollment 1958
Color(s) Red and Gold
Mascot Red Hawk

Troy Athens High School is a public high school located in Troy, Michigan. It is attended by nearly 1700 students, serving grades 9-12. Athens is one of four high schools in the Troy School District, along with Troy High School, Niles Community High School and International Academy East. Athens High School opened in 1973. The principal is Lara Dixon.


Troy Athens High School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The curriculum includes 27 advanced placement (AP) courses from which to choose.[1] There are many academic clubs and events.


As of 2010, Athens offers 13 varsity sports teams for boys and 13 varsity sports teams for girls. These sports include baseball, basketball, competitive cheer, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, waterpolo, and wrestling. Athens plays in one of the top competitive leagues in the State of Michigan, the Oakland Activities Association (OAA), with twenty-seven other member schools of the league, all under the regulation of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).


  • 5 total State Championships (Boys), 1981, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1997[citation needed]
  • 4 total State Championships (Girls), 1989, 1991, 1993, 2000[citation needed]

Cross Country[edit]

2 State championships (Girls) 1994, 1995.[citation needed]


Athens is a National and Michigan Exemplary School and has been named one of the best high schools (ranked 1032th in the 2010 Ranking) in the United States by Newsweek.[2]

Athens was named Michigan AP School of the Year by the College Board for its success rates for math, science and technology courses.[citation needed]

Athens Theater Company has been nominated by USA Weekend for National Recognition in the HSM Showstopper contest, for their performance of Disney's High School Musical, that was shown in the spring of 2008.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athens High School students can participate in a many school sponsored clubs, including Forensics, Japanese, French, German, Karate, Medical, Physics, Ping Pong, Project LEAD, SADD, Environmental, MSA, Scarlet Letter, Science, Chemistry, Social Studies, Spanish, Math Club, Model UN, Debate, GSA, and Video, among others.[7]

Athens has a Student Congress.

Cocurricular activities[edit]

Athens has a school newspaper, The Scarlet Letter, a Literary Magazine, A-mag, and Yearbook, The Odyssey. Athens has a student-operated school store, The A Station[dead link], that is open during lunch hours. The school also has a student-operated restaurant, The Terrace Cafe[dead link], that is open for students, staff, and also the public.

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