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For the 2021 school year, there are 9 public schools in Polk County, AR, serving 3,200 students. Polk County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
Polk County, AR public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 44% statewide average). Schools in Polk County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Arkansas public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Polk County, AR are Wickes Elementary School, Van Cove Elementary School and Holly Harshman Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public school average of 39% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Arkansas public school average of 14:1.

Top Polk County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Wickes Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    130 School Dr
    Wickes, AR 71973
    (870) 385-2346

    Grades: K-6 | 306 students
  • Van Cove Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    122 E Adair St
    Vandervoort, AR 71972
    (870) 387-2744

    Grades: K-6 | 178 students
  • Holly Harshman Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1000 Geyer Dr
    Mena, AR 71953
    (479) 394-3151

    Grades: 3-5 | 384 students
  • Acorn Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    143 Polk 96
    Mena, AR 71953
    (479) 394-4833

    Grades: PK-6 | 318 students
  • Mena Middle School Math: 53% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    320r Mena St
    Mena, AR 71953
    (479) 394-2572

    Grades: 6-8 | 400 students
  • Acorn High School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    143 Polk 96
    Mena, AR 71953
    (479) 394-5544

    Grades: 7-12 | 256 students
  • Mena High School Math: 40% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    700 S Morrow St
    Mena, AR 71953
    (479) 394-1144

    Grades: 9-12 | 516 students
  • Cossatot River High School Math: 29% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6330 Hwy 71 S
    Cove, AR 71937
    (870) 387-4200

    Grades: 7-12 | 413 students
  • Louise Durham Elementary School
    106 N Reine St
    Mena, AR 71953
    (479) 394-2943

    Grades: PK-2 | 429 students
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