Polk County High School

7200 Hwy 411 North

Benton, TN 37307

Tel: (423)338-4514
Grades 9-12
592 students
Polk County High School serves 592 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the TN average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 35%.
Polk County High School operates within the Polk County School District.
Polk County School District's 85% graduation rate is higher than the TN state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 592 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 592 students
Polk County High School Total Students (2004-2014)
Gender % Polk County High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Polk County High School Total Teachers (2004-2014)
Students by Grade Polk County High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Polk County High School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2014)
Hispanic
2%
8%
Polk County High School Black Students (2008-2014)
White
98%
65%
Polk County High School White Students (2006-2014)
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.
0.04 0.26
Polk County High School Diversity Score (2004-2014)
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.
47%
51%
Polk County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2014)
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 County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2014)

District Comparison

Polk County School District's student population of 2,633 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 74% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,078 in this district is less than the state average of $8,707. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $7,769 is less than the state average of $8,563. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Polk County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
8
Number of Students Managed 2,633 3,515
Polk County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 83%
Polk County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $22 MM $30 MM
Polk County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $21 MM $29 MM
Polk County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,078 $8,707
Polk County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $7,769 $8,563
Polk County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Walker Valley High School (10.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Chilhowee Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Benton Elementary School (2.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • BentonChilhowee Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 415 students
    2.2 miles
    215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
    BentonTN 37307
    (423)338-3102
    2.26-8415
  • BentonBenton Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 473 students
    2.3 miles
    215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
    BentonTN 37307
    (423)338-4510
    2.3PK-5473
  • CalhounCalhoun Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 361 students
    9.5 miles
    150 Sherwood Av
    CalhounTN 37309
    (423)336-2974
    9.5PK-8361
  • CharlestonCharleston Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 320 students
    9.7 miles
    8797 Hiwassee St
    CharlestonTN 37310
    (423)336-2232
    9.7PK-5320
  • Old FortSouth Polk Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 378 students
    9.8 miles
    964 Old Federal Rd
    Old FortTN 37362
    (423)338-4512
    9.8PK-5378

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