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Welcome to Athens City School District
Welcome to Athens City Schools!
Welcome to the Athens City School District
Athens City School District Central Office
25 S. Plains Rd, The Plains, OH 45780
740.797.4544 (phone) ~ 740.797.2486 (Fax) ~ athenscity.k12.oh.us (Web)

740.797.4521  Athens High School
740.593.7107  Athens Middle School
740.593.6901  East Elementary
740.593.5445  Morrison-Gordon Elementary
740.797.4572  The Plains Elementary
740.593.6866  West Elementary
740.797.4589  Early Learning Center

Click here for information regarding the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

ODE’s Sasheen Phillips provided an update at the Statewide Education Conference on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.  Please click here to see the video. 
On behalf of the Board of Education, staff and students of the Athens City School District I want to welcome you to our school district website.  We have provided numerous links and avenues to information regarding our school buildings and departments. Athens City School District is designed to serve as a safe, educational center for lifelong learning. We are dedicated to developing the potential of each individual, encouraging community awareness, and stressing the importance of academic excellence.

Respectfully Yours,
Carl D. Martin, Superintendent

In June the Ohio Department of Education approved an Athens City Schools’ proposal for an Innovative Education Pilot Program (IEPP) for the 2014-2015 school year.  The Ohio Department of Education defines innovative education pilot program “as a practice new to a district (innovative) that requires a limited period of time to pilot and implement fully and can be sustained by the district/building after the allowable waiver period has expired.”  The approved IEPP for Athens City Schools is designed around support for the District Improvement Plan (DIP) which was collaboratively designed during the last school year by the teachers, administrators, and school board members making up the Athens City Schools’ District Leadership Team. 

As a result of the IEPP approval, the school system will have four days this year on which students will not be in attendance (their attendance is waived).  During these days, the school district staffs will be working on implementing various elements of the district’s improvement plan, copies of which are being distributed to school staff during the school districts opening day activities.  The principal goals of the plan are 

  • To increase all student achievement and help close the achievement gaps between subgroups by a rigorous use of best known instructional practices
  • To increase and better differentiate educational options at all levels for students and families.
The four days on which students will not be in attendance are August 18, October 20, January 5, and February 17.  Please click here to view the District Improvement Plan.

District Calendar
District Slideshow
Important Information
District News
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  • Free and Reduced Lunch Application
    Please read and complete the attached application and return it to your child's school to apply for free or reduced lunches. Full Story...
  • Newly Updated 14-15 ACSD School Calendar
    The state has approved 4 waiver days for teacher inservice for the Athens City School District.  The 4 waiver days for this school year are August 18, 2014, October 20, 2014, January 5, 2015 and February 17, 2015. Teachers will be at work these days Full Story...
  • 2014-2015 Bus Routes for Athens City Schools
    ATHENS CITY SCHOOLS BUS ROUTE INFORMATION 2014-2015 (Also attached in a pdf document) Bus # 2 – PM 2:40 Athlethic Bus at MS 3:05 East to West Transfers 3:20 West to East Transfers 3:40 Community Center 3:55 Terrell Rd. BUS # 4 High School El Full Story...
  • AMS MathCounts Team Wins 8 of the Top 10
    The AMS MathCounts team competed at the chapter competition on Saturday, February 15, against approximately 30 students representing 5 other schools. MathCounts is a national competition program for middle school students, and consists of four rounds: th Full Story...