Pell City High School
|Pell City High School|
|District||Pell City School District|
|Colors||black & gold|
|Location||1300 Cogswell Avenue|
Pell City High School is the sole public high school in the Pell City School District, which split from St Clair County Schools in the 1980s. As Pell City has grown, its student enrollment has surpassed its capacity of 900 students. The recent construction of a multi-purpose building with a new gymnasium has only partially eased the overcrowding.
Pell City's athletic teams compete in the Division 6A, Region 7 of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The Panthers football and soccer teams play their home games at Pete Rich Stadium. The marching band is known as the "Marching Band of Gold". The mascot is nicknamed "Emmett". The school's theater department is chartered as Troupe No. 2012 in the International Thespian Society.
In 1997 a number of students protested an October 29 ruling by District Court Judge Ira De Ment describing precedents for constitutional limits to prayer in schools. They left class unexcused and were suspended for three days.
- Pete Rich, football coach
- Michael Saab, founder of Modern Gypsies
- Wayne Spradley, watercolor artist
- Randall Turner, hip-hop emcee ("R-Tist")
- "Student walkout over prayer ruling prompts suspensions." (November 11, 1997) Associated Press.