Updated: Oct 22, 2021
By: Ella Smith
Editor: Grace Pilkay
Here at Powell High, students come from all different types of backgrounds. Diversity can
always have a big impact on schools because of how many backgrounds there are. Different
sexual orientations, ethnicity, religions, and the socioeconomic status makeup of Powell High
makes it the very best it can be. Powell High is very different from other schools because of how
much diversity is in the school and in the Powell community itself. Here at Powell, diversity is a
strong suit. We have 24 Asian students, 186 African American students, 1,203 White students, 14 Native American students, and 1 Pacific Islander student. In total, we have 1,428 students.
Having this many students and this much diversity can make a very big difference here at
Powell. Even though there are so many different ethnicities, everyone gets along, for the most
part. Students here at Powell also really love how diverse the student body is. Sophomore
Makhira Ralston says, “I think that the diversity here at Powell is great. It shows that everyone,
no matter who they are or where they come from, can bond and get along with everyone else.” Powell is not only diverse when it comes to the classrooms, it’s also very diverse in sports and extracurricular activities as well. Football, soccer, basketball, golf, track, cross country, tennis, cheer leading, band, and in-school clubs are all very diverse and make each team and club the best it can be. Every year Powell High will get more and more diverse as the students come and go and make Powell “Knoxville’s Best”.