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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Powell County High School is a public school located in Deer Lodge, MT. It has 194 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
About Powell County High School...
Address
709 Missouri Avenue
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
Telephone
(406) 846-2757
Website

Powell County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
26 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$37,917
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$530
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • Pep Rally's or Sport events.
    42%
  • Art exhibits
    17%
  • Motivational speakers
    17%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
194
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,208/ year
National
$12,239
22%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses

Powell County High School Reviews

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My experience at Powell County High School was not very good. In my freshman year of high school there were a total of 17 drop-outs from our school. I feel that this happened because of the fact that many faculty members at this school are corrupt. Here are two prime examples: An English teacher, from my freshman year that was part of the teaching staff, embezzled over $30,000 from school funds and taxes. She has since then been fired. Another example would be that the student secretary got caught sending pornographic images to more than one student. This person still works at the school. One thing I would love to see change about this school is the amount of respect the teachers have for the students. These teachers need to believe and encourage their students to achieve more.
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I started to attend Powell County High School in the beginning of my Junior year. They were so accepting of me and were super helpful in getting me started. Fun part was, my first week was spirit week!
My child's school health and safety are currently sufficient, but it doesn't go any further than that. Her school is lacking enough funding to make the school facility an enjoyable work space for learning. The school does not put out enough group student activities to engage the student body, teachers turn their backs to the negative comments exchanged between students and most stall doors in bathrooms don't even have locks. The school may not stand out as an immediate safety risk, but there are most definitely areas that could greatly improve.