Polk School District

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

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 84 public preschools serving 49,874 students in Polk School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public pre schools in Florida.
Public Preschools in Polk School District have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Florida public pre school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 53% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Florida public preschool average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (FL)
# Schools
166 Schools
1,891 Schools
# Students
110,253 Students
1,102,091 Students
# Teachers
6,195 Teachers
72,427 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

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 85% has increased from 72% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (FL)
#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.
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.
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.
85%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Polk  School District and public school graduation rate of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.68
0.70
# American Indian Students
237 Students
2,583 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,656 Students
26,804 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
43,823 Students
385,967 Students
% Hispanic Students
40%
35%
# Black Students
22,125 Students
236,531 Students
% Black Students
20%
22%
# White Students
39,238 Students
399,864 Students
% White Students
36%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
174 Students
1,791 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
3,000 Students
48,551 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
2,555
57,949
# Students in K Grade:
7,944
157,424
# Students in 1st Grade:
7,904
158,212
# Students in 2nd Grade:
8,133
161,382
# Students in 3rd Grade:
8,211
167,073
# Students in 4th Grade:
7,989
157,804
# Students in 5th Grade:
8,773
169,065
# Students in 6th Grade:
8,333
26,558
# Students in 7th Grade:
8,439
17,996
# Students in 8th Grade:
8,727
17,846
# Students in 9th Grade:
9,398
2,161
# Students in 10th Grade:
8,938
2,096
# Students in 11th Grade:
7,635
2,255
# Students in 12th Grade:
7,274
4,270
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,758 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,135. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,749 is less than the state median of $11,783. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (FL)
Total Revenue
$1,186 MM
$34,349 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$1,295 MM
$33,354 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,758
$12,135
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Polk  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,749
$11,783
This chart display average spending per public school student in Polk  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Polk School District Public Preschools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mckeel Central
Charter School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
411 Florida Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-1287
Grades: PK-6
| 610 students
Rank: #22.
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
| 538 students
Rank: #33.
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
| 1,200 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 797 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 1,117 students
Rank: #66.
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: #77.
Winston 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
| 516 students
Rank: #88.
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
| 742 students
Rank: #99.
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
| 1,034 students
Rank: #1010.
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
| 732 students
Rank: #1111.
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
| 195 students
Rank: #1212.
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
| 137 students
Rank: #1313.
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
| 690 students
Rank: #1414.
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
| 776 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 626 students
Rank: #1616.
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
| 334 students
Rank: #1717.
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
| 429 students
Rank: #1818.
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
| 842 students
Rank: #1919.
Highland City Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5355 9th Street Se
Highland City, FL 33846
(863) 648-3540
Grades: PK-5
| 446 students
Rank: #2020.
Jean O'dell Learning Center
Special Education School
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1310 Floral Ave S
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-7440
Grades: PK-12
| 64 students
Rank: #2121.
R. Bruce Wagner Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5500 Yates Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811
(863) 701-1450
Grades: PK-5
| 901 students
Rank: #2222.
Spessard L Holland Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2342 Ef Griffin Rd
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 648-3031
Grades: PK-5
| 730 students
Rank: #2323.
Carlton Palmore Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3725 Clevelnd Hts Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 648-3510
Grades: PK-5
| 457 students
Rank: #2424.
Jewett School Of The Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2250 8th St Ne
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 291-5373
Grades: PK-8
| 676 students
Rank: #2525.
Southwest Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2650 Southwest Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 499-2830
Grades: PK-5
| 399 students
Rank: #2626.
R. Clem Churchwell Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8201 Park Byrd Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 853-6011
Grades: PK-5
| 763 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Eagle Lake Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Crystal Beach Rd
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
(863) 291-5357
Grades: PK-5
| 673 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Garden Grove Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4599 Cypress Gardens Rd
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(863) 291-5396
Grades: PK-5
| 601 students
Rank: #2929.
Pinewood Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Gilbert St
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
(863) 298-7977
Grades: PK-5
| 685 students
Rank: #3030.
John Snively Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
848 Snively Ave
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 291-5325
Grades: PK-5
| 366 students
Rank: #3131.
Janie Howard Wilson School
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
306 Florida Ave
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 678-4211
Grades: PK-5
| 389 students
Rank: #3232.
Lake Alfred Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
550 Cummings St E
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
(863) 295-5985
Grades: PK-5
| 701 students
Rank: #3333.
Polk City Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
125 Bougainvillea Ave S
Polk City, FL 33868
(863) 965-6338
Grades: PK-5
| 570 students
Rank: #3434.
Medulla Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
850 Schoolhouse Rd
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3515
Grades: PK-5
| 523 students
Rank: #3535.
Rosabelle W. Blake Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
510 Hartsell Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 499-2870
Grades: PK-8
| 627 students
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 166 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 110,253 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • : 85% (Btm 50% in FL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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