Welcome to ACE

We are a community of excellence where;


  • High achievement is the standard;
  • Students are motivated and challenged in a safe, fun environment that nurtures lasting memories;
  • Families, staff and students unite to build a safe community that contributes to a lifetime of learning.



The History of our School, Athens to ACE:

Athens School was originally a two-room school in Lexington located at 6270 Athens-Walnut Hill Road. In 1912, a four-room building was constructed to house grades first-twelfth. In 1927, a new high school was constructed across the street and the other building was used for elementary students. An addition was built onto the high school in 1967. The following year the high school was converted to an elementary school and the original four-room structure was torn down. In 2006, Athens Elementary closed its doors to move to a new location at 930 Jouett Creek Drive. The name of the school also acquired the Chilesburg community name and was renamed Athens-Chilesburg Elementary which we many times refer to as ACE. Today, we serve as a Kindergarten-Fifth Grade school for over 800 children.



ACE Career Week-March 6th-10th

Monday, March 6th: College Bound!  Wear a shirt from your favorite College or University.

Tuesday, March 7th: Tip your hat for hard work!- Wear a hat from a career or college you love.

Wednesday, March 8th: Fit to Work Day!  Making healthy choices keeps us ready for school and work.  Wear your fitness gear to show you're ready to move up the ladder of success.

Thursday, March 9th: - Dress for Success!  You need to look your best to be a part of success!

Friday, March 10th: School-to-Work:  Dress up as a judge, teacher, chef or even President!  Dream big and be creative!


** Due to current enrollment at Athens Chilesburg Elementary for the 2016-17 school year, we will no longer be accepting K-5 registrations.  Fayette County Public Schools requests that residents of Athens Chilesburg attendance area enroll at Garrett Morgan Elementary School (effective June 6, 2016).

Please visit http://www.fcps.net/schools/elementary/garrett-morgan for  information about Garrett Morgan Elementary. ***


Annual ACE Spelling Bee Winners - 2017

1st Place:  Meredith A
2nd Place:  Annalise P
3rd Place:  Campbell C


Annual ACE Science Fair Winners - 2017

Owen R.
Luke W.
Brandon C.
Caroline P.
Ella S.
Ava W.
Brady W.
Izzie W.
Natalie S.
Hayden G.
Hallie G.