Top 10 Best Polk County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 8,481 students in Polk County, GA (there are 1 private school, serving 15 private students). 100% of all K-12 students in Polk County, GA are educated in public schools (compared to the GA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Polk County, GA are Sara M. Ragsdale Elementary School, Westside Elementary School and Eastside Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Polk County, GA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Georgia public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 39% statewide average). Schools in Polk County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Georgia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Georgia public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Best Polk County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sara M. Ragsdale Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
528 Holly Springs Rd
Rockmart, GA 30153
(770) 443-2140
Grades: PK-5
| 627 students
Rank: #22.
Westside Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
51 Frank Lott Dr
Cedartown, GA 30125
(770) 748-0831
Grades: PK-5
| 548 students
Rank: #33.
Eastside Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
425 Prospect Rd
Rockmart, GA 30153
(770) 684-5335
Grades: PK-5
| 757 students
Rank: #44.
Cherokee Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
191 Evergreen Ln
Cedartown, GA 30125
(770) 748-5614
Grades: PK-5
| 601 students
Rank: #55.
Rockmart Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
60 Knox Mountain Rd
Rockmart, GA 30153
(678) 757-1479
Grades: 6-8
| 750 students
Rank: #66.
Cedartown Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1664 Syble W Brannon Pkwy
Cedartown, GA 30125
(770) 749-8850
Grades: 6-8
| 1,084 students
Rank: #77.
Youngs Grove Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Wooten Rd
Cedartown, GA 30125
(770) 748-3821
Grades: PK-5
| 517 students
Rank: #88.
Harpst Academy
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
740 Fletcher St
Cedartown, GA 30125
(770) 748-1500
Grades: 7-12
| 52 students
Rank: #99.
Cedartown High School
Math: 17% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
167 Frank Lott Dr
Cedartown, GA 30125
(770) 748-0490
Grades: 9-12
| 1,361 students
Rank: #1010.
Northside Elementary School
Math: 13% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 N Philpot St
Cedartown, GA 30125
(770) 748-4932
Grades: PK-5
| 520 students
Rank: #1111.
Van Wert Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
370 Atlanta Hwy
Rockmart, GA 30153
(770) 684-2237
Grades: PK-5
| 708 students
Rank: #1212.
Rockmart High School
Math: 8% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
990 Cartersville Hwy
Rockmart, GA 30153
(770) 684-5432
Grades: 9-12
| 956 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Polk County, GA

Polk County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
100 Morgan Valley Road
Rockmart, GA 30153
(770) 684-3151
Grades: 6-8
| 640 students
120 Gordon Street
Rockmart, GA 30153
(770) 748-3821
Grades: PK-K
| 310 students
510 Piedmont Avenue
Rockmart, GA 30153
(770) 684-6924
Grades: PK-5
| 528 students
2172 Vinson Mountian Road
Rockmart, GA 30153
(770) 748-3821
Grades: 7-12
| 32 students
330 West Avenue
Cedartown, GA 30125
(770) 748-3821
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Polk County, GA?
The top ranked public schools in Polk County, GA include Sara M. Ragsdale Elementary School, Westside Elementary School and Eastside Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Polk County, GA?
12 public schools are located in Polk County, GA.
What percentage of students in Polk County, GA go to public school?
100% of all K-12 students in Polk County, GA are educated in public schools (compared to the GA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Polk County, GA?
Polk County, GA public schools minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Georgia public schools average of 63% (majority Black).

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