Pell City High School

2.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (205)338-2250
  • Pell City High School serves 1,167 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the AL average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 44%.
  • Pell City High School operates within the Pell City School District.
  • Pell City School District's 68% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1167 students has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,167 students
Pell City High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Pell City High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 69 teachers
Pell City High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Pell City High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 18:1
Pell City High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
n/a
1%
Pell City High School Asian Students (1999-2013)
Hispanic
n/a
6%
Pell City High School Black Students (2003-2013)
Black
n/a
33%
Pell City High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
n/a
56%
Pell City High School White Students (1989-2013)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Pell City High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
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.
0.28 0.32
Pell City High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
38%
47%
Pell City High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2015)
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%
5%
Pell City High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Pell City School District's student population of 4,067 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 68% has increased from 63% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,129 in this district is less than the state average of $9,717. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,792 is less than the state average of $9,955. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District Name Pell City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
6
Number of Students Managed 4,067 2,879
Pell City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 68% 74%
Pell City School District Graduation Rate (1996-2015)
District Total Revenue $37 MM $28 MM
Pell City School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $36 MM $29 MM
Pell City School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $9,129 $9,717
Pell City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $8,792 $9,955
Pell City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (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.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pell CityDuran Junior High School
    Grades: 8 | 328 students
    0.1 miles
    309 Williamson Dr
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-2825
    0.18328
  • Pell CityRise AcademySpecial Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 62 students
    0.1 miles
    1300 Cogswell Avenue
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-3700
    0.1PK-1262
  • Pell CityDuran South Middle School
    Grades: 7 | 310 students
    0.7 miles
    813 16th St South
    Pell CityAL 35128
    (205)884-7957
    0.77310
  • Pell CityIola Roberts Elementary School
    Grades: KG-4 | 424 students
    1 miles
    810 Martin St N
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-7312
    1KG-4424
  • Pell CityEden Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 338 students
    1.2 miles
    412 Wolf Creek Rd N
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-6930
    1.2PK-4338

School Reviews

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.
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