1300 Cogswell Ave
Pell City, AL 35125
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Pell City High School serves 1,130 students in grades 9-12.
Pell City High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,130 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 50% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pell City High School's student population of 1,130 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,130 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
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School Rankings

Pell City High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pell City High School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#725 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
14%
32%
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White
81%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.33
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Graduation Rate
92%
91%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (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.

School Reviews

3   6/30/2018
It`s okay for student life. Needs Academic help
- Posted by Student/Alumni - K
2   5/16/2011
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 - lucky

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,130 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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