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 2 public middle schools serving 503 students in Powell County School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Kentucky.
Public Middle Schools in Powell County School District have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Kentucky public middle school average of 27%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 43% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public middle school average of 25% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
6 Schools
553 Schools
# Students
2,199 Students
186,922 Students
# Teachers
151 Teachers
12,436 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.
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
0.42
# American Indian Students
n/a
231 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
n/a
2,852 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
45 Students
14,590 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
8%
# Black Students
19 Students
20,032 Students
% Black Students
1%
11%
# White Students
2,098 Students
140,497 Students
% White Students
95%
75%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
240 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
35 Students
8,480 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
49
1,931
# Students in K Grade:
184
3,987
# Students in 1st Grade:
148
3,780
# Students in 2nd Grade:
171
3,762
# Students in 3rd Grade:
152
3,869
# Students in 4th Grade:
151
3,856
# Students in 5th Grade:
151
5,054
# Students in 6th Grade:
163
41,287
# Students in 7th Grade:
159
50,313
# Students in 8th Grade:
173
51,324
# Students in 9th Grade:
210
4,844
# Students in 10th Grade:
166
4,333
# Students in 11th Grade:
161
4,222
# Students in 12th Grade:
158
4,273
# Ungraded Students:
3
87

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 Middle 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.
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

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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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