K-12 Education

Elementary Schools Enrollment Avg. Class Size
Central Athens Elementary (PK-5) 565 14.6
Bel Air Elementary (PK-5) 498 15.1
South Athens Elementary (PK-5) 590 14.2
     
Middle, Junior High & High Schools Enrollment / Graduation Rate Avg. Class Size
Athens High School (9-12) 932 / 91.9% 15.4
Athens Middle School (6-8) 699 / n/a 16.7
     
     
Private Schools Enrollment Avg. Class Size
Athens Christian Academy (K-6) 67 8.0
Athens Christian Preparatory (7-12) 69 4.9
     
Source: National Center for Education Statistics; Texas Education Agency for Graduation Rates, 2013 data

 

Climate

    January 
Low / High* July 
Low/High* Annual 
Precipitation* Elevation Average Windspeed Sunny Days
               
City of Athens   35°/57° 72°/93° 42.96" 483' 5 mph/SW 230
               
Sources: * Weather Underground; Sperling's Best Places; September 2015

 

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 82
Albuquerque, NM 101
Austin,TX 107
Dallas, TX 106
El Paso, TX 84
Houston, TX 98
Little Rock, AR 88
Memphis, TN 73
New Orleans, LA 99
Oklahoma City, OK 89
Phoenix, AZ 99
   
Source: Sperling's BestPlaces, September 2015
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.

 

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