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 17% over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 327 students
Polk Central Elementary School Total Students (1993-2014)
Gender % Polk Central Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Polk Central Elementary School Total Teachers (1993-2014)
Students by Grade Polk Central Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 9:1 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 (1993-2014)
White
71%
51%
Polk Central Elementary School White Students (1993-2014)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Polk Central Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Polk Central Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 (1993-2014)
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 (1993-2014)
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 (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,265 students has decreased by 13% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,543 is higher than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,420 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has grown by 13% 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 (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $18 MM
Polk County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $27 MM $18 MM
Polk County s School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,543 $10,864
Polk County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $10,420 $10,591
Polk County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
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
    2.4 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 541 students321 Wolverine Trail
    Mill SpringNC 28756
    (828)894-2215
    2.46-8541
  • ColumbusPolk County High School
    3.8 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 664 students1681 East Nc 108 Hwy
    ColumbusNC 28722
    (828)894-2525
    3.89-12664
  • ColumbusPolk County Early College High School
    5.1 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 56 students51 Walker St
    ColumbusNC 28722
    (828)894-2698
    5.19-1256
  • Mill Spring Sunny View Elementary School
    6.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 137 students86 Sunny View School Rd
    Mill SpringNC 28756
    (828)625-4530
    6.9PK-5137
  • InmanLandrum Middle School
    8.1 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 243 students102 Redland Rd
    InmanSC 29349
    (864)457-2629
    8.16-8243

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