Top 10 Best Bartow Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 19 public schools serving 6,955 students in Bartow, FL. Bartow has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Florida.
The top ranked public schools in Bartow, FL are Bartow Elementary Academy, Union Academy and Spessard L Holland Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Bartow, FL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Florida public school average of 59%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 56% statewide average). Schools in Bartow have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Florida public schools.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Best Bartow, FL Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Bartow Elementary Academy
Magnet School
Math: 83% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
590 Wilson Ave S
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7410
Grades: K-5
| 464 students
Rank: #22.
Union Academy
Magnet School
Math: 79% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
1795 Wabash St E
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7435
Grades: 6-8
| 419 students
Rank: #33.
Spessard L Holland Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2342 Ef Griffin Rd
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 648-3031
Grades: PK-5
| 711 students
Rank: #44.
Floral Avenue Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1530 Floral Ave S
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7420
Grades: PK-5
| 542 students
Rank: #55.
Bartow Senior High School
Magnet School
Math: 49% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1270 Broadway Ave S
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7400
Grades: 9-12
| 2,294 students
Rank: #66.
Hospital Homebound
Special Education School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1909 Floral Ave S
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-0930
Grades: PK-12
| 96 students
Rank: #77.
Bartow Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(5)
550 Clower St E
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7415
Grades: 6-8
| 869 students
Rank: #88.
Bartow Youth Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2415 Bob Phillips Rd
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 499-2954
Grades: 6-12
| 29 students
Rank: #99.
James E. Stephens Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1350 Maple Ave N
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7455
Grades: PK-5
| 380 students
Rank: #1010.
Compass Middle Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
550 Clower St E
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 519-8701
Grades: 5-8
| 144 students
Rank: #1111.
Jean O'dell Learning Center
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1310 Floral Ave S
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7440
Grades: PK-12
| 85 students
Rank: #1212.
Gause Academy Of Leadership
Alternative School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1395 Polk St W
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7425
Grades: 6-12
| 226 students
Rank: #1313.
Real Academy (reaching Every Adolescent Learner)
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1915 S Floral Ave
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 534-0500
Grades: 4-12
| 305 students
1860 Gibbons St E
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7430
Grades: PK-5
| 228 students
Polk County Sheriff's Central Center
Alternative School
Reading: <50%
2390 Bob Phillips Rd
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 519-3611
Grades: 6-12
| 43 students
Polk County Sheriffs Regional Detention Center
Alternative School
Reading: <50%
2390 Bob Phillips Rd
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 519-3820
Grades: 5-12
| 52 students
Polk Halfway House
Alternative School
2145 Bob Phillips Rd
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 519-3611
Grades: 5-12
| 24 students
Sheriff's Youth Villa
Alternative School
3350 State Road 60 E
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 533-0371
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
Transition School
Special Education School
1915 S Floral Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 519-8169
Grades: 11-12
| 44 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Bartow, Florida

Bartow, Florida Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1270 S Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7287
Grades: 9-12
| 129 students
1239 East Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 533-5441
Grades: K-8
| 44 students
103 Bartow Municipal
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 519-0111
Grades: 6-12
| 35 students
1915 South Floral Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-0521
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1915 South Floral Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-0521
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1915 South Floral Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-0521
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1915 South Floral Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-0521
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1270 S Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-0194
Grades: 9-12
| 262 students
1915 S Floral Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-0521
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2325 Bob Phillips Rd
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 533-7251
Grades: 6-12
| 22 students
455 N Wilson Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 533-5539
Grades: 6-7
| 39 students
1p. O. Box 391
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 534-052
Grades: K-12
| 158 students
2155 Bob Phillips Rd
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 519-3611
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students

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