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About This School

Powell County High School is a public high school in Stanton. 710 children attend Powell County High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 69% of the 710 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Powell County High School is 16:1. Estill County High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 99% 99%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% %
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% 0.6%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 69%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    School system is ran like a buisness and the office is more concerned about you coming to school than student well being or student education. Powell county high has no pride in their school because it is not a fun interactive enviroment. it stands like a prison cast in stone and full of people who are counting the days until they can just get away.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a senior here at powell county high school I've been through all of the classes and teachers that I need in order to pass and I do believe powell county is a great school. However they need to realize that the students are IMPORTANT! and that some teachers are cut out to teach. If the majority of the grade says they don't understand how a teacher teaches then it's a clear sign that that teachers isn't very good. The best teaches I would have to say in this school is by far Mrs. Carty and Mr. Barron both have taught me so much and I'm very greatful.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a student of this school I am pleased to say that it is one of the best in the state. Teachers actually connect with there students here. It helps the educational process proceed with the highest results. Also the extracurricular activities are great here. For example the marching band made it to state this year. The first time in about 10 years. Everything is improving and with new staff members now improvements are being made with the greatest speed possible. I am a 9th grader and from my students point of view this school is great!

  • (7 years ago)

    i believe that powell county is one of the worse schools in the 56 district. they are too focused on putting the school on the 'map' instead of test scores. on the CATS test out of 232 schools Powell County High School placed 220. There is absolutly no student or teacher moral or school pride. Teachers along with their students hates coming to school. Their reading program is a tramendous mess due to the Accelerated Reader Program and has placed goals too high for students to meet. The school is to focused on incoming 9th graders and not enough on the other students. We do realize that the majority of drop outs are from 9th graders but there are other students that can drop out as well.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think the quality of this school is very high with a very low student-Teacher ratio There is also plenty of extracurricular activities for kids that in many areas the groups even acheive to the state level. There are also many parents that either coach teach or get involved with the students in everything they do. This is a great school pic for the area!

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