Polk Central Elementary School

2141 South Nc9 Hwy

Mill Spring, NC 28756-9771

Tel: (828)894-8233
Grades PK-5
327 students
Polk Central Elementary School serves 327 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Polk Central Elementary School operates within the Polk County s School District.

School Overview

The student population of 327 students has declined by 23% over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 327 students
Polk Central Elementary School Total Students (1994-2014)
Gender % Polk Central Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Polk Central Elementary School Total Teachers (1994-2014)
Students by Grade Polk Central Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 16:1
Polk Central Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1993-2014)
Hispanic
19%
15%
Polk Central Elementary School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
6%
26%
Polk Central Elementary School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
71%
51%
Polk Central Elementary School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Polk Central Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The 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.
0.46 0.45
Polk Central Elementary School Diversity Score (1994-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
74%
47%
Polk Central Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
7%
Polk Central Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Polk County s School District's student population of 2,265 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,543 is higher than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,420 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Polk County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
1
Number of Students Managed 2,265 1,120
Polk County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $18 MM
Polk County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $27 MM $18 MM
Polk County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,543 $10,864
Polk County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,420 $10,591
Polk County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Polk County High School (3.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Polk County Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sunny View Elementary School (6.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mill SpringPolk County Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 541 students
    2.4 miles
    321 Wolverine Trail
    Mill SpringNC 28756
    (828)894-2215
    2.46-8541
  • ColumbusPolk County High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 664 students
    3.8 miles
    1681 East Nc 108 Hwy
    ColumbusNC 28722
    (828)894-2525
    3.89-12664
  • ColumbusPolk County Early College High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 56 students
    5.1 miles
    51 Walker St
    ColumbusNC 28722
    (828)894-2698
    5.19-1256
  • Mill Spring Sunny View Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 137 students
    6.9 miles
    86 Sunny View School Rd
    Mill SpringNC 28756
    (828)625-4530
    6.9PK-5137
  • InmanLandrum Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 243 students
    8.1 miles
    102 Redland Rd
    InmanSC 29349
    (864)457-2629
    8.16-8243

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