Polk Central Elementary School

2141 South Nc9 Hwy,

Mill Spring, NC, 28756-9771

Tel: (828)894-8233
Grades: PK-5

401 students

Polk Central Elementary School serves 401 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Polk Central Elementary School operates within the Polk County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 401 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 401 students
Polk Central Elementary School Total Students (1993-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Polk Central Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1993-2012)
Students by Grade Polk Central Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Polk Central Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1993-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Polk Central Elementary School Asian (1995-2000)
Hispanic
17%
13%
Polk Central Elementary School Hispanic (1994-2012)
Black
5%
27%
Polk Central Elementary School Black (1993-2012)
White
72%
52%
Polk Central Elementary School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Polk Central Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Polk Central Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.45 0.44
Polk Central Elementary School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
66%
45%
Polk Central Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2012)
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.
6%
8%
Polk Central Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,645 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Polk County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
4
Number of Students Managed 2,645 1,682
Polk County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $19 MM
Polk County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $29 MM $18 MM
Polk County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,549 $11,105
Polk County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,021 $10,880
Polk County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Mill Spring Polk County Middle School
    321 Wolverine Trail
    Mill Spring , NC , 28756
    (828)894-2215
    2.4  mi  |  519  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Columbus Polk County High School
    1681 East Nc 108 Hwy
    Columbus , NC , 28722
    (828)894-2525
    3.8  mi  |  715  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Columbus Polk County Virtual Early College High School
    51 Walker St
    Columbus , NC , 28722
    (828)894-2698
    5.1  mi  |  43  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Mill Spring Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Sunny View Elementary School
    86 Sunny View School Rd
    Mill Spring , NC , 28756
    (828)625-4530
    6.9  mi  |  157  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Landrum Landrum Middle School
    102 Redland Rd
    Landrum , SC , 29349
    (864)457-2629
    8.1  mi  |  280  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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North Carolina 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 0.44, which is higher than the national average of 0.3. The most diverse school district in North Carolina is Lexington City Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.