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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Powell County High School is a public school located in Stanton, KY. It has 676 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
700 W College Ave
Stanton, KY 40380
Telephone
(606) 663-3320
Website

Powell County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
66 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$33,922
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$586
National
$949
Median Home Value
$76,100
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.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
45%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Reading Celebration
    27%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Corn Festival
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Ms. Powell County
    13%
  • Basketball games
    7%
  • Volleyball games
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
676
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,391
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,310/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Powell County High School Reviews

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All of the teachers in the Powell County High School use at least two of the three teaching styles. Most of my teachers lean towards visual and hands-on teaching. The only teachers who prefer oral over hands on are the English, Spanish, and math teachers. Even though most teachers have their two favorite ways of teaching, they are very understanding when a student tells them that they don't understand the way that they are teaching. Our teachers like to go above and beyond what they have to do in order for their students to understand and pass all lessons.
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Powell county high school is a very unperfessional school that needs updating. Classes and curriculum are in good standards but the staff could be better
The school has the "major" sports football, basketball, and baseball/softball. All of these are well sponsored and have access to anything they may need. However, they do not have things like soccer or lacrosse and simply refuse to even try them, like most of the surrounding schools.

The fitness program, or gym class, is intense and we visit the weight room and track often, the weight room is well stocked and keeper to high standards.