Pell City High School

  • Pell City High School serves 1,169 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 38% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Pell City High School's student population of 1,169 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,169 students
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Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pell City High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pell City High School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#864 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
14%
33%
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White
83%
55%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pell City High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.290.34
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Graduation Rate
92%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePell City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school 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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  2.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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It`s okay for student life. Needs Academic help
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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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