Polk County School District

612 South College Street
Cedartown, GA 30125
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 7,854 students in Polk County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Georgia.
Public Schools in Polk County School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Georgia public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Georgia public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
11 Schools
2,315 Schools
# Students
7,854 Students
1,744,208 Students
# Teachers
520 Teachers
117,250 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Polk County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 220 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 81% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (GA)
Overall District Rank
#155 out of 221 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Polk County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Polk County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Polk County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Polk County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.61
0.70
# American Indian Students
12 Students
3,504 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
35 Students
78,015 Students
% Asian Students
1%
5%
# Hispanic Students
1,900 Students
306,384 Students
% Hispanic Students
24%
18%
# Black Students
1,050 Students
633,654 Students
% Black Students
13%
36%
# White Students
4,384 Students
643,632 Students
% White Students
56%
37%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
1,805 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
468 Students
77,009 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
333
46,839
# Students in K Grade:
584
121,861
# Students in 1st Grade:
551
121,992
# Students in 2nd Grade:
573
124,041
# Students in 3rd Grade:
523
125,014
# Students in 4th Grade:
527
126,719
# Students in 5th Grade:
560
128,811
# Students in 6th Grade:
556
130,871
# Students in 7th Grade:
627
136,904
# Students in 8th Grade:
663
140,530
# Students in 9th Grade:
709
160,653
# Students in 10th Grade:
608
137,060
# Students in 11th Grade:
549
125,123
# Students in 12th Grade:
491
117,790
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,488 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,333. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,781 is less than the state median of $13,458. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (GA)
Total Revenue
$98 MM
$24,999 MM
This chart display total revenue of Polk County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$93 MM
$23,473 MM
This chart display total spending of Polk County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,488
$14,333
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Polk County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,781
$13,458
This chart display average spending per public school student in Polk County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Polk County School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
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

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Polk County School District?
Polk County School District manages 11 public schools serving 7,854 students.
What is the rank of Polk County School District?
Polk County School District is ranked #155 out of 220 school districts in Georgia (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in Polk County School District?
56% of Polk County School District students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Polk County School District?
Polk County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is equal to the Georgia state average of 15:1.
What is Polk County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $11,781 is less than the state median of $13,458. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 7,854 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in GA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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