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Powell County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 746 students

 
 

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Posted January 30, 2009

School system is ran like a buisness and the office is more concerned about you coming to school than student well being or student education. Powell county high has no pride in their school because it is not a fun interactive enviroment. it stands like a prison, cast in stone and full of people who are counting the days until they can just get away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

As a senior here at powell county high school, I've been through all of the classes and teachers that I need in order to pass, and I do believe powell county is a great school. However they need to realize that the students are IMPORTANT! and that some teachers are cut out to teach. If the majority of the grade says they don't understand how a teacher teaches then it's a clear sign that that teachers isn't very good. The best teaches I would have to say in this school is by far Mrs. Carty and Mr. Barron, both have taught me so much and I'm very greatful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2007

As a student of this school, I am pleased to say that it is one of the best in the state. Teachers actually connect with there students here. It helps the educational process proceed with the highest results. Also, the extracurricular activities are great here. For example, the marching band made it to state this year. The first time in about 10 years. Everything is improving, and with new staff members now, improvements are being made with the greatest speed possible. I am a 9th grader, and from my students point of view, this school is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2006

i believe that powell county is one of the worse schools in the 56 district. they are too focused on putting the school on the 'map' instead of test scores. on the CATS test, out of 232 schools, Powell County High School placed 220. There is absolutly no student or teacher moral, or school pride. Teachers along with their students hates coming to school. Their reading program is a tramendous mess due to the Accelerated Reader Program, and has placed goals too high for students to meet. The school is to focused on incoming 9th graders and not enough on the other students. We do realize that the majority of drop outs are from 9th graders, but there are other students that can drop out as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

I think the quality of this school is very high, with a very low student-Teacher ratio, There is also plenty of extracurricular activities for kids, that in many areas, the groups even acheive to the state level. There are also many parents that either coach, teach, or get involved with the students in everything they do. This is a great school pic, for the area!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 51% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
25%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
28%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students40%
Female51%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students32%
Female49%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Writing

All Students39%
Female54%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
23%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
27%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
14%
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
17%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Students22%
Female18%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students20%
Female19%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students45%
Female53%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students23%
Female15%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20143What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

3 This rating is based on average composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 81%
Black 1% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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