Top 10 Best Polk County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 168 public schools serving 107,583 students in Polk County, FL. Polk County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Florida.
The top ranked public schools in Polk County, FL are Hartridge Academy, Lincoln Avenue Academy and Polk Pre-collegiate Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Polk County, 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 Polk County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Florida public schools.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Best Polk County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Hartridge Academy
Charter School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1400 Us Highway 92 W
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 956-4434
Grades: K-5
| 205 students
Rank: #22.
Lincoln Avenue Academy
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1330 Lincoln Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 499-2955
Grades: K-5
| 566 students
Rank: #33.
Polk Pre-collegiate Academy
Charter School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5316 Berkley Rd
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 984-2443
Grades: 9-10
| 148 students
Rank: #44.
Magnolia Montessori Academy
Charter School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1540 New Jersey
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 797-4991
Grades: K-6
| 99 students
Rank: #55.
South Mckeel Academy
Charter School
Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2222 Edgewood Dr S
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 510-0044
Grades: PK-7
| 1,225 students
Rank: #66.
Mckeel Academy Of Technology
Charter School
Math: 85% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1810 Parker St W
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 499-2818
Grades: 7-12
| 1,720 students
Rank: #77.
Mckeel Elementary Academy
Charter School
Math: 86% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
411 Florida Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-1287
Grades: PK-6
| 618 students
Rank: #88.
Frank E. Brigham Academy
Magnet School
Math: 85% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
601 Avenue C Se
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 291-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 569 students
Rank: #99.
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
| 528 students
Rank: #1010.
Berkley Accelerated Middle School
Charter School
Math: 86% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5316 Berkley Rd
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 984-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 472 students
Rank: #1111.
Valleyview Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2900 State Rd 540a E
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3535
Grades: PK-5
| 739 students
Rank: #1212.
Lakeland Montessori School House
Charter School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1124 Lake Parker Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 413-0003
Grades: K-6
| 86 students
Rank: #1313.
Union Academy
Magnet School
Math: 79% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1795 Wabash St E
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7435
Grades: 6-8
| 404 students
Rank: #1414.
Berkley Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 83% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5240 Berkley Rd
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 968-5024
Grades: PK-5
| 696 students
Rank: #1515.
Lawton Chiles Middle Academy
Magnet School
Math: 79% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 Florida Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2742
Grades: 6-8
| 650 students
Rank: #1616.
Davenport School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 74% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4751 County Road 547 N
Davenport, FL 33837
(863) 420-2557
Grades: PK-8
| 1,196 students
Rank: #1717.
Dale R Fair Babson Park Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 78% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
815 Scenic Hwy N
Babson Park, FL 33827
(863) 678-4664
Grades: K-5
| 465 students
Rank: #1818.
Ridgeview Global Studies Academy
Charter School
Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1000 Dunson Rd
Davenport, FL 33896
(863) 419-3171
Grades: K-10
| 1,439 students
Rank: #1919.
Winston Academy Of Engineering
Magnet School
Math: 74% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3415 Swindell Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 499-2890
Grades: PK-5
| 528 students
Rank: #2020.
Cleveland Court Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
328 Edgewood Dr E
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 499-2929
Grades: K-5
| 358 students
Rank: #2121.
Chain Of Lakes Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7001 State Highway 653
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(863) 326-5388
Grades: PK-5
| 933 students
Rank: #2222.
Bok Academy
Charter School
Math: 72% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
13895 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859
(863) 638-1010
Grades: 6-8
| 620 students
Rank: #2323.
Lakeland Montessori Middle School
Charter School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1124 N. Lake Parker Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 413-0003
Grades: 6-8
| 27 students
Rank: #2424.
Highlands Grove Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3002
Grades: PK-5
| 723 students
Rank: #2525.
New Dimensions High School
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4900 Old Pleasnt Hilll Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34759
(407) 870-9949
Grades: 9-12
| 461 students
Rank: #2626.
Edward W Bok Academy North
Charter School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
338 E Central Ave
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 638-1010
Grades: 6-8
| 594 students
Rank: #2727.
Scott Lake Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1140 County Road 540a E
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3520
Grades: PK-5
| 701 students
Rank: #2828.
Jewett Middle Academy Magnet
Magnet School
Math: 63% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 291-5320
Grades: 6-8
| 555 students
Rank: #2929.
Rochelle School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 59% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1501 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 499-2810
Grades: PK-8
| 765 students
Rank: #3030.
Carlton Palmore Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3725 Clevelnd Hts Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 648-3510
Grades: PK-5
| 401 students
Rank: #3131.
Dundee Elementary Academy
Magnet School
Math: 62% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
215 Frederick Ave
Dundee, FL 33838
(863) 421-3316
Grades: PK-5
| 637 students
Rank: #3232.
Hillcrest Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 67% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1051 State Road 60 E
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 678-4216
Grades: PK-5
| 715 students
Rank: #3333.
R. Clem Churchwell Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8201 Park Byrd Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 853-6011
Grades: PK-5
| 713 students
Rank: #3434.
Dundee Ridge Middle Academy
Magnet School
Math: 57% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5555 Lake Trask Rd
Dundee, FL 33838
(863) 419-3088
Grades: 6-8
| 812 students
Rank: #3535.
Highland City Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5355 9th Street Se
Highland City, FL 33846
(863) 648-3540
Grades: PK-5
| 417 students
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Polk County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
710 East Bella Vista St
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 686-3189
Grades: PK
| 18 students
5970 S Orange Blossom Trl
Davenport, FL 33896
(407) 518-2932
Grades: 6-12
| 39 students
701 Hopson Rd
Frostproof, FL 33843
(863) 635-3396
Grades: PK
| 53 students
Amikids (Closed 2013)
Alternative School
618 North Massachussets Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 682-7600
Grades: 6-12
| 38 students
610 Charleston Avenue
Fort Meade, FL 33841
(863) 285-1133
Grades: PK-5
| 664 students
3425 New Jersey Road
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 619-7170
Grades: K-8
| 147 students
B.e.s.t. (Closed 2018)
Alternative School
2820 K Ville Ave
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 519-8169
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
1270 S Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7287
Grades: 9-12
| 129 students
Po Box 256
Homeland, FL 33847
(863) 534-3838
Grades: n/a
| n/a 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
5400 Bethlehem Rd
Mulberry, FL 33860
(863) 701-1177
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
701 Ledwith Avenue
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 421-3267
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
8 Palmetto St W
Davenport, FL 33837
(863) 499-2835
Grades: AE
| n/a students
302 Memorial Blvd E
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 687-9222
Grades: 9-12
| 481 students
300 Bridgers Ave E
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 965-5475
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
4525 Bailey Rd
Mulberry, FL 33860
(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
Ese Countywide (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
910 Lowry Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2963
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
3225 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 499-2728
Grades: 6-12
| 34 students
700 Edgewood Drive, N
Fort Meade, FL 33841
(863) 285-1180
Grades: 6-12
| 722 students
Foundation School (Closed 2010)
Alternative School
Charter School
1325 George Jenkins Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33802
(863) 682-8111
Grades: 6-12
| 90 students
9160 Bella Citta Blvd
Davenport, FL 33896
(407) 589-4600
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
9100 Teacher Lane
Davenport, FL 33897
(407) 787-4300
Grades: 6-8
| 309 students
910 Lowry Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 419-3486
Grades: 10-12
| 110 students
118 3rd St W
Frostproof, FL 33843
(863) 635-7802
Grades: PK-2
| 421 students
1002 Ne 6th St
Fort Meade, FL 33841
(863) 285-1144
Grades: 3-5
| 66 students
1860 Gibbons St E
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7430
Grades: PK-5
| 228 students
550 S 30th Street
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 421-3358
Grades: K-12
| 20 students
2800 Hornet Drive
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 421-3281
Grades: 10-11
| 129 students
Haines City Step Up Academy (Closed 2014)
Alternative School
Charter School
2800 Hornet Dr
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 421-3281
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
750 Hollingsworth Road
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2855
Grades: 9-12
| 386 students
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