Polk County School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 7,837 students in Polk County School District. Polk County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Georgia.
The top ranked public schools in Polk County School District are Eastside Elementary School, Cedartown High School and Cherokee Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in Polk County School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Georgia public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 42% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Georgia.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Georgia public school average of 60% (majority Black).

Overview

School District NamePolk County School District
School District Phone Number(770) 748-3821
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (GA)
# of Schools11 Schools2,308 Schools
# of Students7,837 Students1,769,210 Students
# of Teachers485 Teachers114,273 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1

District Comparison

Polk County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 212 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80% has increased from 64% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#111 out of 213 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Polk County  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
42%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
42%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
80%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Polk County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.590.69
# of American Indian Students14 Students3,436 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students35 Students72,418 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# of Hispanic Students1,703 Students275,620 Students
% Hispanic Students
22%
15%
# of Black Students1,091 Students648,963 Students
% Black Students
14%
37%
# of White Students4,594 Students701,418 Students
% White Students
59%
40%
# of Hawaiian Students1 Student1,839 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students399 Students64,620 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:33447,726
# of Students in Kindergarten:560126,576
# of Students in 1st Grade:548128,341
# of Students in 2nd Grade:538130,157
# of Students in 3rd Grade:618136,073
# of Students in 4th Grade:657138,416
# of Students in 5th Grade:627139,307
# of Students in 6th Grade:609135,314
# of Students in 7th Grade:577132,875
# of Students in 8th Grade:582132,423
# of Students in 9th Grade:663147,685
# of Students in 10th Grade:600135,403
# of Students in 11th Grade:476123,236
# of Students in 12th Grade:448115,678
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $10,693 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,496. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,728 is less than the state median of $11,705. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (GA)
Total Revenue$84 MM$36 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$84 MM$37 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,693$11,496
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,728$11,705
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 2016-17 school year data.

Polk County School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Eastside Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    425 Prospect Rd
    Rockmart, GA 30153
    (770) 684-5335

    Grades: PK-5 | 760 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Cedartown High School Math: 31% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    167 Frank Lott Dr
    Cedartown, GA 30125
    (770) 748-0490

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,221 student
  • Rank: #33.
    Cherokee Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    191 Evergreen Ln
    Cedartown, GA 30125
    (770) 748-5614

    Grades: PK-5 | 696 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Rockmart High School Math: 28% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    990 Cartersville Hwy
    Rockmart, GA 30153
    (770) 684-5432

    Grades: 9-12 | 925 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Westside Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    51 Frank Lott Dr
    Cedartown, GA 30125
    (770) 748-0831

    Grades: PK-5 | 552 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Rockmart Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    60 Knox Mountain Rd
    Rockmart, GA 30153
    (678) 757-1479

    Grades: 6-8 | 730 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Youngs Grove Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    601 Wooten Rd
    Cedartown, GA 30125
    (770) 748-3821

    Grades: PK-5 | 584 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Northside Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 N Philpot St
    Cedartown, GA 30125
    (770) 748-4932

    Grades: PK-5 | 497 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Cedartown Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1664 Syble W Brannon Pkwy
    Cedartown, GA 30125
    (770) 749-8850

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,022 student
  • Rank: #1010.
    Van Wert Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    370 Atlanta Hwy
    Rockmart, GA 30153
    (770) 684-2237

    Grades: PK-5 | 793 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Harpst Academy Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    740 Fletcher St
    Cedartown, GA 30125
    (770) 748-1500

    Grades: 6-11 | 57 students
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