Polk County High School

7200 Hwy 411 North

Benton, TN 37307

Grades: 9-12

604 students

Polk County High School serves 604 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Polk County High School operates within the Polk County School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is lower than the TN state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 604 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 604 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 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 15:1 15:1
Hispanic
2%
7%
White
98%
66%
All Ethnic Groups
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
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.
46%
51%
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.
10%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,653 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Polk County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
8
Number of Students Managed 2,653 3,473
Graduation Rate 79% 80%
District Total Revenue $21 MM $28 MM
District Spending $21 MM $28 MM
District Revenue / Student $7,725 $8,477
District Spending / Student $7,415 $8,379
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • BentonChilhowee Middle School
    215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
    BentonTN 37307
    (423)338-3102
    2.2 mi | 406 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • BentonBenton Elementary School
    215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
    BentonTN 37307
    (423)338-4510
    2.3 mi | 500 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • CalhounCalhoun Elementary School
    150 Sherwood Av
    CalhounTN 37309
    (423)336-2974
    9.5 mi | 401 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • CharlestonCharleston Elementary School
    8797 Hiwassee St
    CharlestonTN 37310
    (423)336-2232
    9.7 mi | 356 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Old FortSouth Polk Elementary School
    964 Old Federal Rd
    Old FortTN 37362
    (423)338-4512
    9.8 mi | 379 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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