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For the 2021 school year, there are 158 public schools in Polk County, FL, serving 102,957 students. Polk County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Florida.
Polk County, FL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Florida public school average of 58%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 55% statewide average). Schools in Polk County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Florida public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Polk County, FL are Lincoln Avenue Academy, Polk Pre-collegiate Academy and Bartow Elementary Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida public school average of 16:1.

Top Polk County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Lincoln Avenue Academy Magnet School
    Math: 90% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1330 Lincoln Ave N
    Lakeland, FL 33805
    (863) 499-2955

    Grades: K-5 | 569 students
  • Polk Pre-collegiate Academy Charter School
    Math: 80-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5316 Berkley Rd
    Auburndale, FL 33823
    (863) 984-2443

    Grades: 9-10 | 122 students
  • Bartow Elementary Academy Magnet School
    Math: 85% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    590 Wilson Ave S
    Bartow, FL 33830
    (863) 534-7410

    Grades: K-5 | 464 students
  • 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 | 98 students
  • South Mckeel Academy Charter School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2222 Edgewood Dr S
    Lakeland, FL 33803
    (863) 510-0044

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,195 student
  • Lawton Chiles Middle Academy Magnet School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    400 Florida Ave N
    Lakeland, FL 33801
    (863) 499-2742

    Grades: 6-8 | 651 students
  • Mckeel Elementary Academy Charter School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    411 Florida Ave N
    Lakeland, FL 33801
    (863) 499-1287

    Grades: K-6 | 588 students
  • Valleyview Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2900 State Rd 540a E
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3535

    Grades: PK-5 | 725 students
  • Union Academy Magnet School
    Math: 80% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1795 Wabash St E
    Bartow, FL 33830
    (863) 534-7435

    Grades: 6-8 | 419 students
  • Mckeel Academy Of Technology Charter School
    Math: 81% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1810 Parker St W
    Lakeland, FL 33815
    (863) 499-2818

    Grades: 7-12 | 1,467 student
  • Lakeland Montessori Middle School Charter School
    Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    800 Palmetto St E
    Lakeland, FL 33801
    (863) 608-3194

    Grades: 6-8 | 60 students
  • Lakeland Montessori School House Charter School
    Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1124 Lake Parker Ave N
    Lakeland, FL 33805
    (863) 413-0003

    Grades: K-6 | 102 students
  • Highlands Grove Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3002

    Grades: PK-5 | 792 students
  • Frank E. Brigham Academy Magnet School
    Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    601 Avenue C Se
    Winter Haven, FL 33880
    (863) 291-5300

    Grades: PK-5 | 545 students
  • Berkley Accelerated Middle School Charter School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5316 Berkley Rd
    Auburndale, FL 33823
    (863) 984-2400

    Grades: 6-8 | 475 students
  • Berkley Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5240 Berkley Rd
    Auburndale, FL 33823
    (863) 968-5024

    Grades: PK-5 | 696 students
  • Bok Academy Charter School
    Math: 75% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    13895 Hwy 27
    Lake Wales, FL 33859
    (863) 638-1010

    Grades: 6-8 | 607 students
  • Davenport School Of The Arts Magnet School
    Math: 71% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4751 County Road 547 N
    Davenport, FL 33837
    (863) 421-3247

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,110 student
  • Dale R Fair Babson Park Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 76% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    815 Scenic Hwy N
    Babson Park, FL 33827
    (863) 678-4664

    Grades: K-5 | 470 students
  • R. Clem Churchwell Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    8201 Park Byrd Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33810
    (863) 853-6011

    Grades: PK-5 | 647 students
  • Chain Of Lakes Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    7001 State Highway 653
    Winter Haven, FL 33884
    (863) 326-5388

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,103 student
  • Winston Academy Of Engineering Magnet School
    Math: 74% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3415 Swindell Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33810
    (863) 499-2890

    Grades: PK-5 | 551 students
  • Ridgeview Global Studies Academy Charter School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1000 Dunson Rd
    Davenport, FL 33896
    (863) 419-3171

    Grades: K-8 | 1,257 student
  • Cleveland Court Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    328 Edgewood Dr E
    Lakeland, FL 33803
    (863) 499-2929

    Grades: PK-5 | 414 students
  • Hillcrest Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 73% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1051 State Road 60 E
    Lake Wales, FL 33853
    (863) 678-4216

    Grades: PK-5 | 676 students
  • Jewett Middle Academy Magnet Magnet School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    601 Avenue T Ne
    Winter Haven, FL 33881
    (863) 291-5320

    Grades: 6-8 | 606 students
  • Spessard L Holland Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2342 Ef Griffin Rd
    Bartow, FL 33830
    (863) 648-3031

    Grades: PK-5 | 711 students
  • Bethune Academy Magnet School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    900 Avenue F
    Haines City, FL 33844
    (863) 421-3334

    Grades: K-5 | 461 students
  • Scott Lake Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1140 County Road 540a E
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3520

    Grades: PK-5 | 838 students
  • Edgar L. Padgett Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    110 Leelon Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33809
    (863) 853-6044

    Grades: PK-5 | 525 students
  • Hartridge Academy Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1400 Us Highway 92 W
    Winter Haven, FL 33881
    (863) 956-4434

    Grades: K-5 | 226 students
  • Highland City Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5355 9th Street Se
    Highland City, FL 33846
    (863) 648-3540

    Grades: PK-5 | 430 students
  • James W. Sikes Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2727 Shepherd Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33811
    (863) 648-3525

    Grades: PK-5 | 860 students
  • Dundee Ridge Middle Academy Magnet School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5555 Lake Trask Rd
    Dundee, FL 33838
    (863) 419-3088

    Grades: 5-8 | 758 students
  • Wendell Watson Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6800 Walt Williams Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33809
    (863) 853-6060

    Grades: PK-5 | 841 students
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