Top 10 Best Polk County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 3,115 students in Polk County, AR.
The top ranked public schools in Polk County, AR are Wickes Elementary School, Mena Middle School and Holly Harshman Elem. School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Polk County, AR public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Polk County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Arkansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public school average of 41% (majority Black).

Best Polk County Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wickes Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
130 School Dr
Wickes, AR 71973
(870) 385-2346
Grades: K-6
| 243 students
Rank: #22.
Mena Middle School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
320r Mena St
Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-2572
Grades: 6-8
| 391 students
Rank: #33.
Holly Harshman Elem. School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1000 Geyer Dr
Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-3151
Grades: 3-5
| 364 students
Rank: #44.
Van Cove Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
122 E Adair St
Vandervoort, AR 71972
(870) 387-2744
Grades: K-6
| 157 students
Rank: #55.
Acorn High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
143 Polk 96
Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-5544
Grades: 7-12
| 279 students
Rank: #66.
Acorn Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
143 Polk 96
Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-4833
Grades: PK-6
| 324 students
Rank: #77.
Cossatot River High School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6330 Hwy 71 S
Cove, AR 71937
(870) 387-4200
Grades: 7-12
| 388 students
Rank: #88.
Mena High School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
700 S Morrow St
Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-1144
Grades: 9-12
| 494 students
Rank: #99.
Polk County Virtual Academy
Charter School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 E Boundary Ave
Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-1710
Grades: 2-12
| 20 students
Rank: n/an/a
106 N Reine St
Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-2943
Grades: PK-2
| 455 students
Rank: n/an/a
Ua Rich Mountain Technical Center
Vocational School
1100 College Drive
Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-7622
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Polk County, AR

Polk County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
125 South Third
Hatfield, AR 71945
(870) 389-6534
Grades: K-5
| 94 students
Pobox 130
Hatfield, AR 71945
(870) 389-6165
Grades: 7-12
| 172 students
1000 Geyer Dr
Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-2572
Grades: 6
| 147 students
110 South 5th St
Cove, AR 71937
(870) 387-6923
Grades: 7-12
| 166 students
130 School Dr
Wickes, AR 71973
(870) 385-2366
Grades: 7-12
| 275 students
130 School Dr.
Wickes, AR 71973
(870) 385-2363
Grades: 5-8
| 166 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Polk County, AR?
The top ranked public schools in Polk County, AR include Wickes Elementary School, Mena Middle School and Holly Harshman Elem. School.
How many public schools are located in Polk County, AR?
11 public schools are located in Polk County, AR.
What is the racial composition of students in Polk County, AR?
Polk County, AR public schools minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public schools average of 41% (majority Black).

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