Powell Middle School

Public, Magnet 6-8

 4100 Barclay Ave
       Brooksville, FL  34609-0862


(352) 797-7095

District: Hernando

SchoolDigger Rank:
670th of 1,185 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,651 Help


Feeder schools for Powell Middle School:

Elementary:    John D. Floyd Elementary School
    Suncoast Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.7 Help
Number of students:  955

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.4%
Hispanic:
29.3%
African American:
6.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.1% Help


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Compare Details Powell Middle School ranks worse than 56.5% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks 3rd among 6 ranked middle schools in the Hernando School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.46. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Powell Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Hernando School District. Racial makeup is: White (57.4%), Hispanic (29.3%), African American (6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Powell Middle School is 18.7, which is the highest among 6 middle schools in the Hernando School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Powell Middle School is $8,651, which is the 3rd highest among 6 middle schools in the Hernando School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Powell Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Powell Middle School 670th of 1185 Florida public middle schools. (See Powell Middle School in the ranking list.)

Hernando:

SchoolDigger ranks Hernando 43rd of 76 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Powell Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 53.03 299th 593 49.6%
2005 55.74 288th 602 52.2%
2006 52.08 337th 675 50.1%
2007 47.81 412th 736 44.0%
2008 50.58 398th 740 46.2%
2009 45.73 461st 780 40.9%
2010 52.66 431st 839 48.6%
2011 56.55 430th 891 51.7%
2012 52.54 442nd 897 50.7%
2013 61.58 360th 956 62.3%
2014 56.76 436th 999 56.4%
2016 50.23 495th 997 50.4%
2017 53.17 477th 1031 53.7%
2018 54.61 455th 1035 56.0%
2019 57.48 456th 1099 58.5%
2021 54.99 487th 1136 57.1%
2022 48.62 568th 1148 50.5%
2023 42.46 667th 1177 43.3%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Powell Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 579 9 2 14 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1989 748 18 7 23 1 n/a n/a 0 797
1990 722 10 8 28 0 n/a n/a 0 768
1991 781 16 4 34 1 n/a n/a 0 836
1992 833 37 2 44 0 n/a n/a 0 916
1993 922 50 5 38 1 n/a n/a 0 1016
1994 911 60 6 31 0 n/a n/a 0 1008
1995 974 47 10 38 0 n/a n/a 0 1069
1996 974 47 10 38 0 n/a n/a 0 1069
1997 983 32 8 42 1 n/a n/a 0 1066
1998 901 36 5 43 2 n/a n/a 0 987
1999 908 30 12 45 4 n/a n/a 0 999
2000 933 30 10 43 2 n/a n/a 0 1018
2001 974 28 14 65 2 n/a n/a 0 1083
2002 1111 48 13 99 1 n/a n/a 0 1272
2003 1111 48 13 99 1 n/a n/a 0 1272
2004 1072 58 9 98 1 n/a n/a 0 1238
2005 1185 65 9 124 1 n/a n/a 0 1384
2006 900 87 9 141 2 n/a n/a 0 1139
2007 909 77 10 158 1 n/a n/a 49 1204
2008 919 96 10 170 5 n/a n/a 59 1259
2009 702 67 10 168 9 n/a n/a 44 1000
2010 665 74 14 165 7 n/a n/a 40 965
2011 687 75 13 164 7 2 29 0 977
2012 724 84 15 151 3 1 36 0 1014
2013 677 61 10 149 4 2 34 0 937
2014 578 49 16 139 2 0 40 0 824
2015 533 52 18 144 3 1 37 0 788
2016 540 61 17 168 4 0 42 0 832
2017 568 68 22 219 7 0 49 0 933
2018 578 68 27 259 5 0 50 0 987
2019 570 64 28 297 4 1 50 0 1014
2020 619 68 24 302 3 0 57 0 1073
2021 533 55 20 270 5 1 52 0 936
2022 548 57 17 280 2 2 49 0 955

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Powell Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 604 31.0 19.4 29.6
1989 797 34.0 23.4 27.5
1990 768 51.0 15.0 26.4
1991 836 52.0 16.0 27.2
1992 916 49.0 18.6 23.8
1993 1016 50.0 20.3 23.3
1994 1008 46.0 21.9 28.5
1995 1069 50.0 21.4 26.2
1996 1069 50.0 21.4 26.2
1997 1066 51.0 20.9 27.9
1998 987 50.0 19.7 22.4
1999 999 49.0 20.4 33
2000 1018 48.0 21.2 29.1
2001 1083 52.0 20.8 28.3
2002 1272 59.0 21.6 32.8
2003 1272 59.0 21.6 32.8
2004 1238 63.0 19.7 37.7
2005 1384 74.0 18.7 39.9
2006 1139 67.0 17.0 38.1
2007 1204 73.0 16.5 43.5
2008 1259 74.0 17.0 45.6
2009 1000 71.5 15.6 47.9
2010 965 63.0 15.3 52.9
2011 977 61.5 15.8 50.2
2012 1014 63.5 15.9 53.9
2013 937 60.0 15.6 55.8
2014 824 48.0 17.1 60.4
2015 788 48.0 16.4 63.1
2016 832 47.0 17.7 65.7
2017 933 56.0 16.6 65.4
2018 987 59.0 16.7 55.8
2019 1014 57.0 17.7 44.8
2020 1073 61.0 17.5 48.8
2021 936 53.0 17.6 52.1
2022 955 51.0 18.7 53.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Powell Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 604 31.0 19.4 29.6
1989 797 34.0 23.4 27.5
1990 768 51.0 15.0 26.4
1991 836 52.0 16.0 27.2
1992 916 49.0 18.6 23.8
1993 1016 50.0 20.3 23.3
1994 1008 46.0 21.9 28.5
1995 1069 50.0 21.4 26.2
1996 1069 50.0 21.4 26.2
1997 1066 51.0 20.9 27.9
1998 987 50.0 19.7 22.4
1999 999 49.0 20.4 33
2000 1018 48.0 21.2 29.1
2001 1083 52.0 20.8 28.3
2002 1272 59.0 21.6 32.8
2003 1272 59.0 21.6 32.8
2004 1238 63.0 19.7 37.7
2005 1384 74.0 18.7 39.9
2006 1139 67.0 17.0 38.1
2007 1204 73.0 16.5 43.5
2008 1259 74.0 17.0 45.6
2009 1000 71.5 15.6 47.9
2010 965 63.0 15.3 52.9
2011 977 61.5 15.8 50.2
2012 1014 63.5 15.9 53.9
2013 937 60.0 15.6 55.8
2014 824 48.0 17.1 60.4
2015 788 48.0 16.4 63.1
2016 832 47.0 17.7 65.7
2017 933 56.0 16.6 65.4
2018 987 59.0 16.7 55.8
2019 1014 57.0 17.7 44.8
2020 1073 61.0 17.5 48.8
2021 936 53.0 17.6 52.1
2022 955 51.0 18.7 53.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Powell Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $150 (2.2%) $6,635 (97.8%) $6,785
2019 $187 (2.7%) $6,725 (97.3%) $6,912
2020 $166 (2.3%) $6,899 (97.7%) $7,064
2021 $363 (4.7%) $7,294 (95.3%) $7,657
2022 $753 (8.7%) $7,899 (91.3%) $8,651

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Powell Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 456th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 667th of 1177 Middle schools
 15.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Powell Middle School)5248
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hernando)5246
 6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Powell Middle School)5552
 3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hernando)5343
 10%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Powell Middle School)5549
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hernando)5347
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Powell Middle School)5559
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hernando)6256
 6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Powell Middle School)5827
 31%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hernando)5338
 15%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Powell Middle School)5723
 34%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hernando)5034
 16%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Powell Middle School)5746
 11%
   8th Grade Science (Hernando)5443
 11%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (Powell Middle School)8172
 9%
   End of Course Civics (Hernando)7561
 14%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Powell Middle School)8082
 2%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Hernando)5953
 6%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students1014936
 7.7%
African American6455
 14.1%
American Indian45
 25%
Asian2820
 28.6%
Hispanic297270
 9.1%
Pacific Islander11
White570533
 6.5%
Two or More Races5052
 4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients44.8%52.1%
 7.4%


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In the 2021-22 school year, 955 students attended Powell Middle School.

Students at Powell Middle School are 57% White, 29% Hispanic, 6% African American, 5% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Powell Middle School ranks 670th of 1185 Florida middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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