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Offering Education Excellence for Students of All Ages

Athens and Limestone County is proud to be a community that promotes lifelong learning and strongly supports its schools, which in turn provide high-quality educational experiences. Read below for more information about our public and private schools for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade as well as local and nearby institutions of higher learning.

Public Schools in Athens and Limestone County

Athens City Schools
  • More than 3,200 students
  • Approximately 420 employees
  • Among the leading districts in the state for academics and competitive sports
  • One high school, one middle school, one intermediate school, and four elementary schools
  • PowerUp technology initiative equips every student with a MacBook or iPad
  • Offers full range of extracurricular activities including academic clubs, athletics, music, and more.
Limestone County Schools (LCS)
  • More than 9,100 students
  • Approximately 1,100 employees
  • Among the top 20 largest schools systems in the state
  • Six high schools, six middle schools, nine elementary schools, one alternative school
  • Ombudsman Center
  • SAT, ACT and graduation exam scores consistently above state and national averages
  • Active PTOs
  • Partnership in Education programs
  • Full extracurricular options including academic clubs, athletics, music, art, and drama
Limestone County Career Technical Center
  • Offers 15 career technical programs to city and county students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades
  • Approximately 900 students take advantage of its programs
  • Career program areas range from advanced agriscience and building construction to graphic arts and HVAC & refrigeration specialties
  • Programming combines high school and college course work

Private Schools in Athens and Limestone County

Athens Bible School (ABS)
  • Founded in 1943
  • Approximately 330 students
  • Enrollment for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Mission: To provide a quality education from a Biblical worldview in a Christian environment
  • Offers sports and other extracurricular activities
Lindsey Lane Christian Academy (LLCA)
  • Private K3-12 school
  • Operated by Lindsay Lane Baptist Church
  • Mission: To assist families in being good stewards of their children, using resources provided by God, to develop them into disciples of Jesus Christ who worship, grow, and serve Him their entire lives
  • Has a noted dyslexia intervention center
  • Offers sports and extracurricular activities

Colleges and Universities in Athens and Limestone County

Athens State University (ASU)
  • Located in downtown Athens in a neighborly environment
  • Offers the final two years of college to students who have earned two years’ credits through community college students
  • Offers over 30 different degree programs
Calhoun Community College (CCC)
  • Located just a 10 minute drive south of Athens
  • Alabama’s largest two-year college
  • More than 12,000 students
  • Offers wide variety of degree programs including 49 associate degree programs and 52 career/certificate programs

Colleges and Universities Within Easy Commutes