Polk School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 161 public schools serving 104,136 students in Polk School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
Public Schools in Polk School District 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).
The top ranked public schools in Polk School District 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 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Florida.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Polk School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Florida for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Polk School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (FL)
# Schools
162 Schools
4,371 Schools
# Students
104,136 Students
2,831,636 Students
# Teachers
6,512 Teachers
177,007 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Polk School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 73 school districts in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has increased from 69% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (FL)
Overall District Rank
#60 out of 73 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Polk  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
59%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Polk  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Polk  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
81%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Polk  School District and public school graduation rate of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.68
0.70
# American Indian Students
382 Students
8,823 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,652 Students
77,795 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
35,791 Students
937,610 Students
% Hispanic Students
34%
33%
# Black Students
21,492 Students
625,767 Students
% Black Students
21%
22%
# White Students
41,684 Students
1,077,530 Students
% White Students
40%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
156 Students
4,744 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,979 Students
99,271 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
2,600
61,188
# Students in K Grade:
7,360
200,169
# Students in 1st Grade:
7,497
207,566
# Students in 2nd Grade:
7,776
207,581
# Students in 3rd Grade:
8,487
226,299
# Students in 4th Grade:
8,004
220,485
# Students in 5th Grade:
7,532
215,768
# Students in 6th Grade:
8,454
219,863
# Students in 7th Grade:
7,803
210,573
# Students in 8th Grade:
7,475
210,971
# Students in 9th Grade:
8,360
219,253
# Students in 10th Grade:
8,053
216,483
# Students in 11th Grade:
7,568
212,568
# Students in 12th Grade:
7,167
202,869
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,876 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,011. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,621 is less than the state median of $14,989. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (FL)
Total Revenue
$1,028 MM
$143 MM
This chart display total revenue of Polk  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$1,002 MM
$153 MM
This chart display total spending of Polk  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,876
$14,011
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Polk  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,621
$14,989
This chart display average spending per public school student in Polk  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Polk School District 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%
(2)
1400 Us Highway 92 W
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 956-4434
Grades: K-5
| 226 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
| 569 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
| 122 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
| 98 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-8
| 1,195 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
| 1,467 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: K-6
| 588 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
| 545 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
| 464 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
| 475 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
| 725 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
| 102 students
Rank: #1313.
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: #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
| 651 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) 421-3247
Grades: PK-8
| 1,110 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
| 470 students
Rank: #1818.
Ridgeview Global Studies Academy
Charter School
Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
1000 Dunson Rd
Davenport, FL 33896
(863) 419-3171
Grades: K-8
| 1,257 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
| 551 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: PK-5
| 414 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
| 1,103 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
| 607 students
Rank: #2323.
Lakeland Montessori Middle School
Charter School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
800 Palmetto St E
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 608-3194
Grades: 6-8
| 60 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
| 792 students
Rank: #2525.
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
| 838 students
Rank: #2626.
Jewett Middle Academy Magnet
Magnet School
Math: 63% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
601 Avenue T Ne
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 291-5320
Grades: 6-8
| 606 students
Rank: #2727.
Rochelle School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 59% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1501 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 499-2810
Grades: PK-8
| 849 students
Rank: #2828.
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
| 446 students
Rank: #2929.
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-4
| 522 students
Rank: #3030.
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
| 676 students
Rank: #3131.
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
| 647 students
Rank: #3232.
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: 5-8
| 758 students
Rank: #3333.
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
| 430 students
Rank: #3434.
Polk Full Time Eschool
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
900 Lowry Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 665-4538
Grades: K-12
| 92 students
Rank: #3535.
Pinewood Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1400 Gilbert St
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
(863) 298-7977
Grades: PK-5
| 629 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 104,136 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in FL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68

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