K-12 Education

Elementary Schools Enrollment Avg. Class Size
Central Athens Elementary (PK-5) 547 14.3
Bel Air Elementary (PK-5) 491 14.7
South Athens Elementary (PK-5) 490 13.7
Middle, Junior High & High Schools Enrollment / Graduation Rate Avg. Class Size
Athens High School (9-12) 918 / 95% 15.5
Athens Middle School (6-8) 705/ N/A 15.8
Private Schools
Avg. Class Size
Athens Christian Preparatory Academy (K-12)
Source: National Center for Education StatisticsTexas Education Agency for Graduation Rates, 2017-2018 school year data


    January Low / High* July Low/High* Annual Precipitation* Elevation Avg. Windspeed Sunny Days
City of Athens   29°/51° 71°/91° 43" 483' 5 mph/SW 230
Sources: * Weather Underground; Sperling's Best Places; June 2018

Cost of Living

This index compares the relative cost of living in different locations. Using the United States as the base location (i.e. a value of 100), an index value of 120 means that the cost of living in that particular community is 20 percent higher than in the base location; a value of 94 indicates a more affordable location.
Location Cost of Living Index
Athens, TX 88
Albuquerque, NM 97
Austin,TX 117
Dallas, TX 95
El Paso, TX 84
Houston, TX 102
Little Rock, AR 89
Memphis, TN 74
New Orleans, LA 96
Oklahoma City, OK 87
Phoenix, AZ 99
Source: Sperling's BestPlaces, June 2018
The total of all cost of living categories is weighted as follows: 30% housing, 15% groceries, 10% transportation, 6% utilities, 7% health care, and 32% miscellaneous (clothing, services, entertainment); state and local taxes are not included.