Polk County Public Schools

All Schools
(10)
High Schools
(4)
Middle Schools
(1)
Elementary
(5)
Pre-K
(3)
There are 10 public schools in Polk County, Arkansas, serving 3,400 students.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas state average of 36%.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the state average of 13:1.

Polk County

  • School Location Students Grades
  • MenaAcorn Elementary School
    143 Polk 96
    MenaAR71953
    (479)394-4833
    310 students | Gr. PK-6
  • Mena
    Acorn High School
    143 Polk 96
    MenaAR71953
    (479)394-5544
    217 students | Gr. 7-12
  • Mena
    Holly Harshman Elementary School
    1000 Geyer Dr
    MenaAR71953
    (479)394-3151
    409 students | Gr. 3-5
  • Mena
    Louise Durham Elementary School
    106 North Reine St
    MenaAR71953
    (479)394-2943
    415 students | Gr. KG-2
  • Mena
    Mena High School
    700 South Morrow St
    MenaAR71953
    (479)394-1144
    602 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Mena
    Mena Middle School
    700 South Morrow St
    MenaAR71953
    (479)394-2572
    452 students | Gr. 6-8
  • VandervoortVan Cove Elementary School
    122 East Adair St
    VandervoortAR71972
    (870)387-2744
    245 students | Gr. PK-6
  • CoveVan Cove High School
    110 South 5th St
    CoveAR71937
    (870)387-6923
    177 students | Gr. 7-12
  • WickesWickes Elementary School
    130 School Dr
    WickesAR71973
    (870)385-2346
    315 students | Gr. PK-6
  • Wickes
    Wickes High School
    130 School Dr
    WickesAR71973
    (870)385-2366
    258 students | Gr. 7-12

County Statistics

About Polk County County Statistics (AR) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 20,851 people 2,845,378 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 13% 14%
Median Household Income $35,795 $34,657
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Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
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School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Did You Know?
Polk County, AR public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.23, which is lower than the Arkansas average of 0.53. The most diverse school district in Polk County is Des Moines Independent Community School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arkansas or in the USA.