As a learning community, we inspire, engage, and prepare all students.
- White: 85%
- Hispanic: 11%
- Two or more races: 4%
The community of Powell is rural with a strong heritage of hard working farming and ranching families. The community is instilled with strong values, morals, and ethics and is supportive of education. Powell is very family-oriented and supports community activities. Traditionally, we receive students in strong academic standing, and we strive daily to meet each student's needs in order to push them to reach their maximum potential. We follow the mantra, "By Name, By Need."
The staff at Powell Middle School have embraced the Professional Learning Community framework and adapted to the many system changes with a commitment to collaboration and a mindset of growth for every learner. All components of our building - schedule, systems, culture, climate, and practices - make a strong Professional Learning Community. Our School Board is very supportive, and all students are one-to-one with devices. Our school utilizes Canvas as our LMS which has assisted all with technology use and opened the doors to endless possibilities.
Another item to note is the outstanding level of participation our students have in both clubs, as well as extra-curricular activities. This year, we have added to the clubs we offer in an effort to push that participation rate to 95%, which is on our strategic plan as a district goal. Lastly, we are grounded in PBIS and have several systems and celebrations in place to recognize all the great things happening in the school.