Top 10 Best Polk County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 170 public schools serving 113,760 students in Polk County, FL (there are 66 private schools, serving 10,850 private students). 91% of all K-12 students in Polk County, FL are educated in public schools (compared to the FL state average of 87%).
The top ranked public schools in Polk County, FL are Hartridge Academy, Lakeland Montessori School House and Lincoln Avenue 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 42% (versus the Florida public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 52% 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 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Florida public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Polk County (2024)

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
| 201 students
Rank: #22.
Lakeland Montessori School House
Charter School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1124 Lake Parker Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 413-0003
Grades: K-6
| 115 students
Rank: #33.
Lincoln Avenue Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1330 Lincoln Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 499-2955
Grades: K-5
| 519 students
Rank: #44.
Mckeel Central
Charter School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
411 Florida Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-1287
Grades: PK-6
| 610 students
Rank: #55.
Magnolia Montessori Academy
Charter School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1540 New Jersey
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 797-4991
Grades: K-7
| 146 students
Rank: #66.
Lakeland Montessori Middle School
Charter School
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1124 N. Lake Parker Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 413-0003
Grades: 6-8
| 25 students
Rank: #77.
Cleveland Court Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
328 Edgewood Dr E
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 499-2929
Grades: K-5
| 371 students
Rank: #88.
Berkley Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5240 Berkley Rd
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 968-5024
Grades: PK-5
| 696 students
Rank: #99.
South Mckeel Academy
Charter School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2222 Edgewood Dr S
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 510-0044
Grades: PK-7
| 1,200 students
Rank: #1010.
Mckeel Of Technology
Charter School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1810 Parker St W
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 499-2818
Grades: 7-12
| 1,722 students
Rank: #1111.
Berkley Accelerated Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5316 Berkley Rd
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 984-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 479 students
Rank: #1212.
Valleyview Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2900 State Rd 540a E
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3535
Grades: PK-5
| 797 students
Rank: #1313.
Frank E. Brigham Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 Avenue C Se
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 291-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 538 students
Rank: #1414.
Polk Pre-collegiate Academy
Charter School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5316 Berkley Rd
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 984-2443
Grades: 9-10
| 138 students
Rank: #1515.
Ridgeview Global Studies Academy
Charter School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1000 Dunson Rd
Davenport, FL 33896
(863) 419-3171
Grades: K-11
| 1,484 students
Rank: #1616.
Highlands Grove Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3002
Grades: PK-5
| 742 students
Rank: #1717.
Davenport School Of The Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4751 County Road 547 N
Davenport, FL 33837
(863) 420-2557
Grades: PK-8
| 1,117 students
Rank: #1818.
Cypress Junction Montessori
Charter School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
220 5th St Sw
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 259-1490
Grades: PK-8
| 195 students
Rank: #1919.
Lawton Chiles Middle Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 Florida Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2742
Grades: 6-8
| 636 students
Rank: #2020.
Karen M. Siegel Academy
Special Education School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
935 Evenhouse Rd
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
(863) 965-5566
Grades: PK-12
| 137 students
Rank: #2121.
Bartow Elementary Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
590 Wilson Ave S
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7410
Grades: K-5
| 512 students
Rank: #2222.
Union Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1795 Wabash St E
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7435
Grades: 6-8
| 388 students
Rank: #2323.
Winston Of Engineering
Magnet School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3415 Swindell Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 499-2890
Grades: PK-5
| 516 students
Rank: #2424.
Dale R Fair Babson Park Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
815 Scenic Hwy N
Babson Park, FL 33827
(863) 678-4664
Grades: K-5
| 491 students
Rank: #2525.
Hillcrest Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1051 State Road 60 E
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 678-4216
Grades: PK-5
| 690 students
Rank: #2626.
Scott Lake Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1140 County Road 540a E
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3520
Grades: PK-5
| 732 students
Rank: #2727.
Jean O'dell Learning Center
Special Education School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1310 Floral Ave S
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7440
Grades: PK-12
| 64 students
Rank: #2828.
Chain Of Lakes Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7001 State Highway 653
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(863) 326-5388
Grades: PK-5
| 1,034 students
Rank: #2929.
Rochelle School Of The Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1501 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 499-2810
Grades: PK-8
| 776 students
Rank: #3030.
Dundee Elementary Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
215 Frederick Ave
Dundee, FL 33838
(863) 421-3316
Grades: PK-5
| 626 students
Rank: #3131.
New Dimensions High School
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4900 Old Pleasnt Hilll Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34759
(407) 870-9949
Grades: 9-12
| 439 students
Rank: #3232.
James W. Sikes Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2727 Shepherd Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811
(863) 648-3525
Grades: PK-5
| 592 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Dundee Ridge Middle Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5555 Lake Trask Rd
Dundee, FL 33838
(863) 419-3088
Grades: 6-8
| 761 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Four Corners Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9100 Teacher Ln
Davenport, FL 33897
(407) 787-4300
Grades: K-5
| 1,062 students
Rank: #3535.
Spessard L Holland Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2342 Ef Griffin Rd
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 648-3031
Grades: PK-5
| 730 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
2415 Bob Phillips Rd
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 499-2954
Grades: 6-12
| n/a 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
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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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Polk County, FL?
The top ranked public schools in Polk County, FL include Hartridge Academy, Lakeland Montessori School House and Lincoln Avenue Academy.
How many public schools are located in Polk County, FL?
170 public schools are located in Polk County, FL.
What percentage of students in Polk County, FL go to public school?
91% of all K-12 students in Polk County, FL are educated in public schools (compared to the FL state average of 87%).
What is the racial composition of students in Polk County, FL?
Polk County, FL public schools minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Florida public schools average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

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