Powell High School

  • Powell High School serves 1,367 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the TN average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 35%.
  • Powell High School operates within the Knox County School District.
  • Knox County School District's 81% graduation rate is lower than the TN state average of 84%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1367 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,367 students
Powell High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Powell High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 81 teachers
Powell High School Total Teachers (1989-2015)
Students by Grade Powell High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Powell High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
1%
2%
Powell High School Asian Students (1998-2015)
Hispanic
6%
8%
Powell High School Black Students (1998-2015)
Black
7%
22%
Powell High School Black Students (1989-2015)
White
86%
65%
Powell High School White Students (1989-2015)
Hawaiian
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Powell High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic Groups Powell High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.25 0.53
Powell 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.
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Powell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2013)
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.
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Powell High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2013)

District Comparison

  • Knox County School District's student population of 59,617 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,034 is higher than the state average of $9,003. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,515 is higher than the state average of $9,420. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four years.
School District Name Knox County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
89
8
Number of Students Managed 59,617 3,513
Knox County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 81% 84%
Knox County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $535 MM $32 MM
Knox County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $564 MM $33 MM
Knox County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,034 $9,003
Knox County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,515 $9,420
Knox County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PowellPowell Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 941 students
    0.4 miles
    1711 Spring St
    PowellTN 37849
    (865)938-2048
    0.4PK-5941
  • PowellPowell Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 939 students
    1.2 miles
    3329 West Emory Rd
    PowellTN 37849
    (865)938-9008
    1.26-8939
  • KnoxvillePleasant Ridge Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 379 students
    2.9 miles
    3013 Walnoaks Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)594-1354
    2.9PK-5379
  • KnoxvilleRidgedale Alternative SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 2-12 | 90 students
    3 miles
    4600 Ridgedale Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)909-9099
    32-1290
  • KnoxvilleNorwood Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 589 students
    3.1 miles
    1909 Merchant Dr
    KnoxvilleTN 37912
    (865)689-1460
    3.1PK-5589

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