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Find out about Athens, Alabama.  Classic, Southern, Character.

Athens, Alabama Official Website is here.

Public School Sytems in Athens
The Athens City Schools have won numerous educational awards and has made 100% on state adequate yearly progress reports each year. The system has 4 elementary schools (k-4), an intermediate school (5-6), a middle school (7-8) and a high school (9-12). Busing is available for non-high school students.  

Private Schools in Athens

Athens Bible School is a private K-12 school associated with the Churches of Christ. A new campus is in the works. The school has about 330 students and offers sports and extracurricular activities.

Lindsay Lane Christian Academy is a private K-12 school operated by Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. It offers sports and extracurricular activities and has a dyslexia intervention center.


Colleges and Universities in and around Limestone County

Athens State University is located in downtown Athens. Athens State is a University that offers the final two years of college to the States many community college students.

Calhoun Community College Alabama's largest 2-year college is just a 10 minute drive south of Athens. Calhoun offers a wide variety of majors and currently has over 12,000 students. Many area students take the first 2 years of college at Calhoun then transfer to Athens State for the final 2 years.

Colleges & Universities Within Commuting Distance of Athens



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