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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


A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.

Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.

The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact the Ohio Department of Education’s legal office at (614) 466-4705 if you have questions.
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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