Pell City High School

1300 Cogswell Ave

Pell City, AL 35125-1299

Tel: (205)338-2250
Grades 9-12
1,187 students
Pell City High School serves 1,187 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Pell City High School operates within the Pell City School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

The student population of 1187 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,187 students
Pell City High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Pell City High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 73 teachers
Pell City High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Pell City High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Pell City High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.27 0.32
Pell City High School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
43%
52%
Pell City High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Pell City High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,130 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,408 is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,258 is less than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 7% over four years.
School District Name Pell City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
7
Number of Students Managed 4,130 3,026
Pell City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 68% 74%
Pell City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2010)
District Total Revenue $35 MM $30 MM
Pell City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $35 MM $30 MM
Pell City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,408 $10,181
Pell City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $8,258 $10,301
Pell City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Pell City High School is the only high school serving the Pell City School system.
  • The school offers an advanced diploma track that allows students to take honors classes in math, and the sciences, and honors or AP classes in english, and history. The school also offers an excellent gifted program. Generally however the school is not considered on par academically with some of the larger Birmingham area schools such as Hoover High School and Mountain Brook High School.
  • Sports: The Pell City School colors are black and Gold and their mascot is the Panthers. The Panthers participate in 6A level sports and are one of the smallest schools in the Division. Despite this their football team has continually advanced to the playoffs since 2003 under the leadership of head coach and athletic director Jay Brown. The Panthers also field teams in; men's and woman's Soccer, and Basketball, Baseball, and Softball, Men's Golf, and Woman's Volleyball. Their band is a top rated performer. The "Marching Band of Gold" regularly competes on the state band circuit and regulary bring home honors. Finally they field several academic teams including Scholars Bowl and Math Team.
  • Clubs: Pell City High School offers many after and during school clubs. Year book and the school newspaper called the "Panther Paw" are two popular one. In addition the School offers National Beta Club, Key Club, S.A.D.D (Students against Destructive Decisions) and many more.

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Duran Junior High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Duran Junior High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Duran Junior High School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pell CityDuran Junior High School
    0.1 miles | Grades: 8 | 301 students309 Williamson Dr
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-2825
    0.18301
  • Pell CityRise Academy
    Special Education School
    0.1 miles | Grades: PK-12 | 55 students1300 Cogswell Ave
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-3700
    0.1PK-1255
  • Pell CityDuran South Middle School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 7 | 331 students813 16th St South
    Pell CityAL 35128
    (205)884-7957
    0.77331
  • Pell CityIola Roberts Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 463 students810 Martin St North
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-7312
    1KG-4463
  • Pell CityEden Elementary School
    1.2 miles | Grades: PK-4 | 370 students412 Wolf Creek Rd North
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-6930
    1.2PK-4370

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I have seen large numbers of students wo can not read, write, or do simple math. Poor disapline and many teacher, student inapropriate behavior.
- Posted by Parent, 05/16/11

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