Polk School District

1915 S Floral Ave
Bartow, FL 33830-7124
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%

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%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 163 public schools serving 104,129 students in Polk School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, 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).
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (FL)
# Schools
163 Schools
4,229 Schools
# Students
104,129 Students
2,781,092 Students
# Teachers
6,043 Teachers
159,775 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

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 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 69% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (FL)
Overall District Rank
#62 out of 73 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Polk  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
48%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
52%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Polk  School District and public school graduation rate of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.68
0.70
# American Indian Students
288 Students
7,460 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,635 Students
78,576 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
39,447 Students
972,347 Students
% Hispanic Students
38%
35%
# Black Students
21,051 Students
597,729 Students
% Black Students
20%
22%
# White Students
38,661 Students
1,012,770 Students
% White Students
37%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
149 Students
4,723 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,898 Students
107,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,899
49,807
# Students in K Grade:
7,134
185,747
# Students in 1st Grade:
7,612
199,803
# Students in 2nd Grade:
7,513
201,298
# Students in 3rd Grade:
7,597
205,895
# Students in 4th Grade:
8,294
214,336
# Students in 5th Grade:
7,732
207,426
# Students in 6th Grade:
8,120
215,789
# Students in 7th Grade:
8,277
222,736
# Students in 8th Grade:
7,911
220,001
# Students in 9th Grade:
9,208
227,484
# Students in 10th Grade:
8,275
218,862
# Students in 11th Grade:
7,614
208,817
# Students in 12th Grade:
6,943
203,091
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,876 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,996. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,622 is less than the state median of $12,834. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (FL)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,876
$11,996
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,622
$12,834
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Polk School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lakeland Montessori School House
Charter School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1124 Lake Parker Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 413-0003
Grades: K-6
| 86 students
Rank: #22.
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: #33.
Lakeland Montessori Middle School
Charter School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1124 N. Lake Parker Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 413-0003
Grades: 6-8
| 27 students
Rank: #44.
Lincoln Avenue Academy
Magnet School
Math: 76% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1330 Lincoln Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 499-2955
Grades: K-5
| 566 students
Rank: #55.
Mckeel Elementary Academy
Charter School
Math: 80% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
411 Florida Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-1287
Grades: PK-6
| 618 students
Rank: #66.
Mckeel Academy Of Technology
Charter School
Math: 79% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1810 Parker St W
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 499-2818
Grades: 7-12
| 1,720 students
Rank: #77.
Frank E. Brigham Academy
Magnet School
Math: 77% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
601 Avenue C Se
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 291-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 569 students
Rank: #88.
Hartridge Academy
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1400 Us Highway 92 W
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 956-4434
Grades: K-5
| 205 students
Rank: #99.
South Mckeel Academy
Charter School
Math: 74% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2222 Edgewood Dr S
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 510-0044
Grades: PK-7
| 1,225 students
Rank: #1010.
Lawton Chiles Middle Academy
Magnet School
Math: 73% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
400 Florida Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2742
Grades: 6-8
| 650 students
Rank: #1111.
Valleyview Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2900 State Rd 540a E
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3535
Grades: PK-5
| 739 students
Rank: #1212.
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
| 148 students
Rank: #1313.
Berkley Accelerated Middle School
Charter School
Math: 69% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5316 Berkley Rd
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 984-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 472 students
Rank: #1414.
Davenport School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 67% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4751 County Road 547 N
Davenport, FL 33837
(863) 420-2557
Grades: PK-8
| 1,196 students
Rank: #1515.
Cleveland Court Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
328 Edgewood Dr E
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 499-2929
Grades: K-5
| 358 students
Rank: #1616.
Union Academy
Magnet School
Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1795 Wabash St E
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7435
Grades: 6-8
| 404 students
Rank: #1717.
Berkley Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 73% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5240 Berkley Rd
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 968-5024
Grades: PK-5
| 696 students
Rank: #1818.
Ridgeview Global Studies Academy
Charter School
Math: 61% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1000 Dunson Rd
Davenport, FL 33896
(863) 419-3171
Grades: K-10
| 1,439 students
Rank: #1919.
Dale R Fair Babson Park Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 68% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
815 Scenic Hwy N
Babson Park, FL 33827
(863) 678-4664
Grades: K-5
| 465 students
Rank: #2020.
Winston Academy Of Engineering
Magnet School
Math: 64% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3415 Swindell Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 499-2890
Grades: PK-5
| 528 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Bartow Elementary Academy
Magnet School
Math: 55% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
590 Wilson Ave S
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7410
Grades: K-5
| 528 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Highlands Grove Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3002
Grades: PK-5
| 723 students
Rank: #2323.
Chain Of Lakes Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7001 State Highway 653
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(863) 326-5388
Grades: PK-5
| 933 students
Rank: #2424.
Scott Lake Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1140 County Road 540a E
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3520
Grades: PK-5
| 701 students
Rank: #2525.
Cypress Junction Montessori
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
220 5th St Sw
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 259-1490
Grades: PK-8
| 191 students
Rank: #2626.
Karen M. Siegel Academy
Special Education School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
935 Evenhouse Rd
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
(863) 965-5566
Grades: PK-12
| 148 students
Rank: #2727.
Hillcrest Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 59% | 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: #2828.
Rochelle School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 53% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1501 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 499-2810
Grades: PK-8
| 765 students
Rank: #2929.
Dundee Ridge Middle Academy
Magnet School
Math: 56% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5555 Lake Trask Rd
Dundee, FL 33838
(863) 419-3088
Grades: 6-8
| 812 students
Rank: #3030.
Lakeland Highlands Middle School
Math: 56% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
740 Lake Miriam Dr
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,117 students
Rank: #3131.
Dundee Elementary Academy
Magnet School
Math: 51% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
215 Frederick Ave
Dundee, FL 33838
(863) 421-3316
Grades: PK-5
| 637 students
Rank: #3232.
Alturas Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
420 4th St
Alturas, FL 33820
(863) 519-3917
Grades: PK-5
| 317 students
Rank: #3333.
Bethune Academy
Magnet School
Math: 46% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
900 Avenue F
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 421-3334
Grades: PK-5
| 465 students
Rank: #3434.
Jewett Middle Academy Magnet
Magnet School
Math: 46% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 291-5320
Grades: 6-8
| 555 students
Rank: #3535.
Wendell Watson Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6800 Walt Williams Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 853-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 785 students
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 163 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 104,129 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in FL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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