Powell High School

Powell High School serves 1,422 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Powell High School operates within the Knox County School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is lower than the TN state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 1422 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,422 students
Powell High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Powell High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Powell High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 15:1
Powell High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Powell High School Asian (1998-2011)
Hispanic
4%
7%
Powell High School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
8%
24%
Powell High School Black (1988-2012)
White
86%
66%
Powell High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Powell High School Sch Ethnicity Powell 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.
0.25 0.69
Powell High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
33%
48%
Powell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2012)
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.
6%
7%
Powell High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 58,639 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Knox County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
88
8
Number of Students Managed 58,639 3,353
Knox County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 80%
Knox County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $465 MM $28 MM
Knox County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $478 MM $28 MM
Knox County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,376 $8,477
Knox County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,600 $8,379
Knox County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ridgedale Alternative School (3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Powell Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Powell Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Powell Powell Elementary School
    1711 Spring
    Powell , TN , 37849
    (865)938-2048
    0.4  mi  |  970  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Powell Powell Middle School
    3329 West Emory
    Powell , TN , 37849
    (865)938-9008
    1.2  mi  |  1050  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Knoxville Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
    3013 Walnoaks
    Knoxville , TN , 37921
    (865)594-1354
    2.9  mi  |  398  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Knoxville Ridgedale Alternative School
    Alternative School
    4600 Ridgedale
    Knoxville , TN , 37921
    (865)909-9099
    Alternative School
    3  mi  |  109  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Knoxville Norwood Elementary School
    1909 Merchant Dr
    Knoxville , TN , 37912
    (865)689-1460
    3.1  mi  |  575  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Knox County, TN public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.31, which is lower than the Tennessee average of 0.69. The most diverse school district in Knox County is Abingdon Cusd 217 School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Tennessee or national school diversity statistics.