Pell City High School

1300 Cogswell Ave,

Pell City, AL, 35125-1299

Tel: (205)338-2250
Grades: 8-12

1,257 students

Pell City High School serves 1,257 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Pell City High School operates within the Pell City School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is equal to the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 1257 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,257 students
Pell City High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
Pell City High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Pell City High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Pell City High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Pell City High School Asian (1999-2012)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Pell City High School Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
13%
35%
Pell City High School Black (1989-2012)
White
83%
58%
Pell City High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Pell City High School Sch Ethnicity Pell City High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.30 0.55
Pell City High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
36%
51%
Pell City High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
7%
7%
Pell City High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,171 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Pell City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
7
Number of Students Managed 4,171 2,928
Pell City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 72% 72%
District Total Revenue $36 MM $29 MM
District Spending $39 MM $31 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,769 $9,620
District Spending / Student $9,326 $10,180
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 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 Iola Roberts Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pell City Duran Junior High School
    309 Williamson Dr
    Pell City , AL , 35125
    (205)338-2825
    0.1  mi  |  342  students  |  Gr.  8-9
  • Pell City Duran South Middle School
    813 16th St South
    Pell City , AL , 35128
    (205)884-7957
    0.7  mi  |  316  students  |  Gr.  7
  • Pell City Iola Roberts Elementary School
    810 Martin St North
    Pell City , AL , 35125
    (205)338-7312
    1  mi  |  397  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Pell City Eden Elementary School
    412 Wolf Creek Rd North
    Pell City , AL , 35125
    (205)338-6930
    1.2  mi  |  403  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Pell City Walter M Kennedy School
    250 Otis Perry Dr
    Pell City , AL , 35128
    (205)338-7896
    1.9  mi  |  479  students  |  Gr.  KG-4

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  • Recommended May 16, 2011 - 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

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