Polk County High School

7200 Hwy 411 North,

Benton, TN, 37307

Tel: (423)338-4515
Grades: 9-12

607 students

Polk County High School serves 607 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% 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 607 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 607 students
Polk County High School Total Students (2003-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Polk County High School Total Classroom Teachers (2005-2012)
Students by Grade Polk County High School 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 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Polk County High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2005-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
7%
Polk County High School Hispanic (2008-2012)
Black
n/a
24%
Polk County High School Black (2008-2011)
White
97%
66%
Polk County High School White (2006-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Polk County High School Sch Ethnicity Polk County High 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.
0.06 0.69
Polk County High School Diversity Score (2007-2012)
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.
47%
48%
Polk County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2012)
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.
8%
7%
Polk County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,704 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 2,704 3,353
Polk County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 80%
Polk County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $21 MM $28 MM
Polk County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $21 MM $28 MM
Polk County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,725 $8,477
Polk County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,415 $8,379
Polk County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chilhowee Middle School (2.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chilhowee Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chilhowee Middle School (2.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Benton Chilhowee Middle School
    215 Schoolhouse Hill
    Benton , TN , 37307
    (423)338-3102
    2.2  mi  |  426  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Benton Benton Elementary School
    215 Schoolhouse Hill
    Benton , TN , 37307
    (423)338-4510
    2.3  mi  |  527  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Calhoun Calhoun Elementary School
    150 Sherwood
    Calhoun , TN , 37309
    (423)336-2974
    9.5  mi  |  418  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Charleston Charleston Elementary School
    8797 Hiwassee St
    Charleston , TN , 37310
    (423)336-2232
    9.7  mi  |  347  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Old Fort South Polk Elementary School
    964 Old Federal
    Old Fort , TN , 37362
    (423)338-4512
    9.8  mi  |  363  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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Tennessee 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse school district in Tennessee is Anderson County School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Tennessee or national school diversity statistics.