Polk County Public Schools

All Schools
(10)
High Schools
(4)
Middle Schools
(3)
Elementary
(3)
Pre-K
(3)
There are 10 public schools in Polk County, Nebraska, serving 1,064 students.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Nebraska state average of 29%.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is less than the state average of 11:1.

Polk County Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • StromsburgCross County Elementary School
    1270 123rd Rd
    StromsburgNE68666
    (402)764-5521
    162 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Stromsburg
    Cross County High School
    1270 123rd Rd
    StromsburgNE68666
    (402)764-5521
    113 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Stromsburg
    Cross County Middle School
    1270 123rd Rd
    StromsburgNE68666
    (402)764-5521
    90 students | Gr. 6-8
  • PolkHigh Plains Community High School
    345 South Pine
    PolkNE68654
    (402)765-3331
    89 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Polk
    High Plains Elementary/polk
    260 South Pine
    PolkNE68654
    (402)765-2271
    31 students | Gr. 4-5
  • OsceolaOsceola Elementary School
    341 South Kimmel
    OsceolaNE68651
    (402)747-2091
    124 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Osceola
    Osceola High School
    565 South Kimmel
    OsceolaNE68651
    (402)747-3121
    81 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Osceola
    Osceola Middle School
    565 South Kimmel
    OsceolaNE68651
    (402)747-3121
    72 students | Gr. 6-8
  • ShelbyShelby - Rising City Elementary School
    650 North Walnut
    ShelbyNE68662
    (402)527-5946
    190 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Shelby
    Shelby - Rising City High School
    650 North Walnut
    ShelbyNE68662
    (402)527-5946
    112 students | Gr. 9-12

County Statistics

About Polk County County Statistics (NE) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 4,853 people 1,824,426 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 23% 25%
Median Household Income $46,957 $47,020
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Did You Know?
Polk County, NE 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 Nebraska average of 0.48. 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 Nebraska or national school diversity statistics.