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Atherton High School

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Type  Public
Principal  Richard Guetig
Enrollment  1338 (2015–16)
Number of students  1,338 (2015–2016)
Lowest grade  Ninth grade
Established  1924
Grades  9–12
Phone  +1 502-485-8202
Founded  1924
Atherton High School
School district  Jefferson County Public Schools
Address  3000 Dundee Rd, Louisville, KY 40205, USA
District  Jefferson County Public Schools
Motto  "What you do makes a difference."
Similar  Louisville Male High School, Jefferson County Public Sc, duPont Manual High Sch, Assumpti High School, Saint Xavier High Sch
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Atherton High School is a public school in the Highlands district of Louisville, Kentucky and is part of the Jefferson County Public School district. It opened in 1924 as J.M. Atherton High School for Girls at 1418 Morton Avenue. It is named after John McDougal Atherton, a local businessman and politician instrumental in changing Louisville's school system administration from trustees to a board of education. The school became coeducational in 1950.

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Atherton moved to its current site in 1962 on the old Ray and Charles Clagett estate and its old premises is now the Jefferson County Traditional Middle School. A new wing was added to the Dundee location in 1992.

Atherton offers an International Studies Program and an International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. The IB Program is the only one in the city at a public school, and also the only one open to boys (the city's other IB program is at the all-girls' Sacred Heart Academy, a Catholic school). Students also have the option of enrolling in Advanced Placement or Honors classes as well as in the Advanced Placement Program, Exceptional Child Education Program, and English as a Second Language Program.

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