Powell County School District

691 Breckinridge St
Stanton, KY 40380
(District boundaries shown in map)
1/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 2,199 students in Powell County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Powell County School District have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
6 Schools
1,535 Schools
# Students
2,199 Students
653,795 Students
# Teachers
151 Teachers
43,431 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Powell County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 171 school districts in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
#162 out of 172 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Powell County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
14%
30%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Powell County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
31%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Powell County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
90-94%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Powell County  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.09
0.44
# American Indian Students
n/a
853 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
n/a
12,780 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
45 Students
54,122 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
8%
# Black Students
19 Students
69,939 Students
% Black Students
1%
11%
# White Students
2,098 Students
483,050 Students
% White Students
95%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
1,016 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
35 Students
32,044 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
49
23,220
# Students in K Grade:
184
49,563
# Students in 1st Grade:
148
46,851
# Students in 2nd Grade:
171
47,051
# Students in 3rd Grade:
152
47,140
# Students in 4th Grade:
151
43,532
# Students in 5th Grade:
151
47,163
# Students in 6th Grade:
163
47,805
# Students in 7th Grade:
159
50,313
# Students in 8th Grade:
173
51,324
# Students in 9th Grade:
210
56,875
# Students in 10th Grade:
166
50,386
# Students in 11th Grade:
161
47,642
# Students in 12th Grade:
158
44,266
# Ungraded Students:
3
664

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,967 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,317. The school district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,251 is less than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$29 MM
$9,360 MM
This chart display total revenue of Powell County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$27 MM
$9,189 MM
This chart display total spending of Powell County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,967
$14,317
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Powell County  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,251
$14,055
This chart display average spending per public school student in Powell County  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Powell County School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Powell County Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
642 Rose Way
Stanton, KY 40380
(606) 663-3505
Grades: 6-12
| 8 students
Rank: #22.
Stanton Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
651 Breckinridge St
Stanton, KY 40380
(606) 663-3311
Grades: PK-5
| 344 students
Rank: #33.
Powell County Middle School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
770 W College Ave
Stanton, KY 40380
(606) 663-3308
Grades: 6-8
| 495 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Bowen Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5099 Campton Rd
Stanton, KY 40380
(606) 663-3313
Grades: PK-5
| 189 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Powell County High School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
700 W College Ave
Stanton, KY 40380
(606) 663-3320
Grades: 9-12
| 690 students
Rank: #66.
Clay City Elementary School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4901 Main St
Clay City, KY 40312
(606) 663-3315
Grades: PK-5
| 473 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Powell County School District?
Powell County School District manages 6 public schools serving 2,199 students.
What is the rank of Powell County School District?
Powell County School District is ranked #158 out of 171 school districts in Kentucky (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in Powell County School District?
95% of Powell County School District students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Powell County School District?
Powell County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What is Powell County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,251 is less than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 6 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,199 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • : 90-94% (Top 50% in KY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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