Athens Independent School District

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Athens Independent School District
104 Hawn St.
Athens, Texas[2]

ESC Region 7[1]

Coordinates32°12′12″N 95°51′33″W / 32.20333°N 95.85917°W / 32.20333; -95.85917
District information
TypeIndependent school district
GradesPre-K through 12
SuperintendentBlake Stiles
Schools7 (2009-10)[2]
District ID4808870[2]
Students and staff
Students3,434 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers233.95 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio14.79 (2009-10)[2]
Athletic conferenceUIL Class 4A Football[3]
District mascotHornets[4]
Colors          Maroon, White[4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12Academically Acceptable[5]
WebsiteAthens ISD

Athens Independent School District is a public school district based in Athens, Texas (USA). The district serves central Henderson County and small portions of southern Van Zandt and northern Anderson counties.


As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $1,149,537,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.015 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[5] Forty-nine percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating.[6] No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012.[7] A school district in Texas can receive one of four possible rankings from the Texas Education Agency: Exemplary (the highest possible ranking), Recognized, Academically Acceptable, and Academically Unacceptable (the lowest possible ranking).

Historical district TEA accountability ratings[5]

  • 2011: Academically Acceptable
  • 2010: Academically Acceptable
  • 2009: Academically Acceptable
  • 2008: Academically Acceptable
  • 2007: Academically Acceptable
  • 2006: Academically Acceptable
  • 2005: Academically Acceptable
  • 2004: Academically Acceptable


In the 2011-2012 school year, the district had students in six schools.[1]

Regular instructional
  • Athens High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Athens Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Central Elementary (Grades HeadStart-5)
  • Bel-Air Elementary (Grades HeadStart-5)
  • South Athens Elementary (Grades HeadStart-5)
Alternative instructional
  • Bridges Center (Grades 9-12)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Texas School Directory 2012" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Athens ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  3. ^ "UIL Alignments". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Athens High School Football". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "Texas Accountability System District Ratings for 2004 through 2011". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Texas Accountability System Summary of Ratings for 2004 through 2011(as of November 2, 2011) District Ratings by Rating Category (including Charter Operators)". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 24 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.

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