Powell Junior High School

855 West 8th Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210 | (480) 472-0200
  • Grades: 7-9
  • Student Enrollment: 956
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 855 W. 8th Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Mesa Unified District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $7,427
  • Graduation Rate: 73.4%
  • Dropout Rate: 5.4%
  • Students Per Teacher: 19.4
  • Enrolled Students: 67,416

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 956
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 53.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 492 (51.5%)
  • Females: 464 (48.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 89 (9.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 749 (78.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 838 (87.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Powell Junior High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian929.6%
Black838.7%
Asian232.4%
Hispanic68171.2%
White778.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Powell Junior High School
  Number Percent
7th Grade32433.9%
8th Grade30031.4%
9th Grade33234.7%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 44%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:57%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 13 Years
  • Average Salary: $50,527
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Powell Junior High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$39,43335%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$56,44465%
Source: AZ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

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5 out of 5 | 9 Reviews
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9 reviews for Powell Junior High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 01, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • please dont close down powell it brings me alot of memories from the past. juan
  • Reviewed by Student on April 29, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Powell Jr High..What Can iSay About Powell junior High.. Well iCan Say Proudly That iVe Attended This School Since iWas iN Seventh Grade..Wen iFirst Startd The School i instectly loved in the teahcers the students everyone one so nice! i was terrified to start junior high but yet excited because my older sister once went to school there and two of my cousins did to and they said they loved it! and well now that there closing down it broke my heart!.. i love powell its a good school the teachers are really good school its just a shocker how its closing down.. i honestly say i learned alot form this school i lookd up to some teachers and i dont think it should close down! teachers really encouraged me to continue on with school adn to be honest again im not the best student at that school i get in trouble but wen they talk to me they really get to me and thats very surpisingly cuz im a stubborn person and well i really appreciated the love and support from that school becuz if it wasnt for that school i dotn think i would be continueing school.. but im sad for the closing of it wish it could stay open so my niece culd go there. love..giggleszx)
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 26, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I love my school..Its like home for alot of students!!!! ive been going to this school for three years, im a freshman now and i love my school!!! im very disappointed in this take of action.. my eyes will be filled with tears when this school closes!!! ima gonna miss it!! it may be the same campus.. but way different people!! its really gonna suck for all of my piers who want to come back and see our old teachers...BECAUSE WE CANT!!!!!!!!!!!! My little brother cried when he found out this school was closing! he wanted to come here so bad.! like me and my older brother!! .. BUT i guess he cant anymore!! I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!! -Jasmine..Cheeks!!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 26, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i think powell is the best becuz im a freshman student thats already going here and im a smart student with wit a high average with a 3.9 GPA!!! so ask you selves why does that main person wanna close this school down Huh?? theres alot of help here and theres alot of students that learn and wanna do something in there lifes and there going somewhere and sticking to there future...its not fare that powell should be closing down alot of teachers and students are going to be sad when its the last day of school there going to be thinking wow been here from 7th grade day 1 and been here sence now 9th grade and still going foward but now that i think of it...it does suck its closing down for reals i grew up here meat alot of nice and cool people and still with them but now i know that im going to be a sophmore next at WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL its going to be sad not being here at powell with all my cool memorize that i been threw with all my teachers and friends all the touble i got into and still fixed my problems..everybody helped me sence day 1 and im never ever in life going to let go i mean like my cousin SONIA OLEVDA that was suppost to come here next year she cant no more becuz there closing down now she has to go to cheap CARSON!!!!!!!!! but its whatever SO YA WHO EVER READS THIS I A STUDENT HERE AND I DID EVERYTHINGG HERE A STUDENT WITH A HIGH POINT AVERAGE AND PLAYING GIRLS SOFTBALL FOR THEM LADYS PATRIOTS!!!!! #7 SAMIRA ORTEGA AKA SHORTYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 21, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • You go person!!! You tell them too!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on January 11, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • im a 7th grader at powell jr high and ive been dissapointed that powell is gonna be closing and i think whoever thought of closing my school down has never thought of what the staff and especially the students and parents of the school think about the school closing. i think MY school shouldnt close because a lot of students and teachers loves the school. the teachers are very nice and supportive and very helpful. the students and the school are very friendly and they know what RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY is. this school is also very educated. as a matter of fact im in accelerated math(algebra),ELP english,ELP Social Studies,AVID.......In the beginning of the school year i wasnt the very smartest in my classes but ever since i attended this school i have got my grades from a 3.0 GPA to a 3.8 GPA....and another example is my classmate who NOW has a 4.0 GPA.So yeah this school had helped me soo much..Also if THIS school is closing just because of reputation of gangs....keep in mind that i had said that the some of the students in this school are very friendly...this school isnt bad after all.... Now think of many young kids who were looking up to theyre older brothers and sisters so what they want to do is to attend theyre older siblings school but how are they going to do that if this AWESOME WONDERFUL school is closing down...Also look at all those people who either is a student or were a student at powell will miss and love this school... so i ask WHY OUR SCHOOL?! this had dissapointed a lot of teachers as much as students because after this school closes WHERE ARE THEY GONNA GO!? especially with the economy like this..... we had been doing good before all this news happened....the day i heard this i had to hear a lot of times throughout the whole days because of students who were surprised at this happening, from every period because of the teachers discussing it to us, and our parents who had just heard the news and are worried because it is the closes school to where they live or this is the only school they really knew and trust because some parents of the school had attended this school back in the day.....so yeah i have a lot more to say but im gonna let you guys think...i hope this help people see why this school shouldnt close. PLEASE DONT CLOSE POWELL!!!!! POWELL IS THE BEST!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on December 01, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • PLEASE DON'T CLOSE MY SCHOOL POWELL JR HIGH MESA ,AZ 85210
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 15, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Powell is the best school ever. I miss that school alot. Theteachers explain everything to you its the best love:nathalie aka chola

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Powell Junior High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on AIMS state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing

AIMS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201038.0%64.0%57.0%
200961.0%100.0%-
200873.0%100.0%71.0%
 
Reading Test
201058.0%80.0%77.0%
200963.0%86.0%-
200854.0%82.0%70.0%
 
Writing Test
201061.0%76.0%75.0%
200975.0%87.0%-
200858.0%65.0%65.0%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201043.0%64.0%57.0%
200956.0%71.0%-
200857.0%68.0%62.0%
 
Reading Test
201062.0%76.0%73.0%
200951.0%83.0%-
200851.0%77.0%67.0%
 
Science Test
201037.0%66.0%58.0%
200938.0%63.0%-
200825.0%56.0%50.0%
 
Writing Test
200981.0%89.0%-
200858.0%73.0%76.0%
 

Grade 2013 Cohort - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Science Test
201052.0%80.0%62.0%
 

HS - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Science Test
200937.0%54.0%39.0%
200845.0%51.0%37.0%
 

Grade 2012 Cohort - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Science Test
200937.0%74.0%56.0%
 

Grade 2011 Cohort - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Science Test
200845.0%72.0%-
 
Source: AZ Department of Education 2009-2010

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