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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) ~ (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

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.

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    Winners of the AHS Poetry Out Loud Contest
    Poetry Out Loud is a National Recitation Contest that begins at the classroom level and then moves on to the school-wide level, state-level and finally the national finals. The AHS contest took place at AHS on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Congratulations Full Story...
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    Flu Update
    In the week prior to our winter break we began to see an uptick in the flu throughout our community. Probably everyone reading this either had the misfortune to spend part of the holidays ill, or knows someone who has had the flu recently. Ohio is one Full Story...
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    ACS Students Receive Multiple Awards at Model United Nations
    On Friday, December 5th, twelve teams of ACS 6th, 7th and 8th graders participated in the 2014 Southeast Ohio Model United Nations held at Baker Center on the Ohio University campus. Winning twelve out of twenty-four awards, these students did an outstan Full Story...
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    West Elem Students Make Christmas stockings for CASA/GAL
    Students at West Elementary are learning the joy of giving this holiday season as they are creating stockings to be given to other children in Athens County just in time for Christmas. Beginning in early December, students in the second and fourth grades Full Story...