Top 10 Best Polk County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 4,381 students in Polk County, MO (there are 1 private school, serving 95 private students). 98% of all K-12 students in Polk County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Polk County, MO are Fair Play Elementary School, Bolivar High School and Marion C. Early High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Polk County, MO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Missouri public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Polk County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Missouri public schools.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Missouri public school average of 31% (majority Black).

Best Polk County Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Fair Play Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 N Walnut
Fair Play, MO 65649
(417) 654-2233
Grades: K-6
| 181 students
Rank: #22.
Bolivar High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1401 N Hwy D
Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 326-5228
Grades: 9-12
| 870 students
Rank: #33.
Marion C. Early High School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5309 S Main
Morrisville, MO 65710
(417) 376-2216
Grades: 9-12
| 151 students
Rank: #44.
Bolivar Intermediate Sch.
(Math: 48% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1300 N Hartford
Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 777-5160
Grades: 3-5
| 578 students
Rank: #55.
Humansville High School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
300 N Oak St
Humansville, MO 65674
(417) 754-2219
Grades: 9-12
| 88 students
Rank: #66.
Halfway Secondary
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2150 Hwy 32
Half Way, MO 65663
(417) 445-2211
Grades: 7-12
| 106 students
Rank: #77.
Fair Play High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
301 N Walnut
Fair Play, MO 65649
(417) 654-2232
Grades: 7-12
| 145 students
Rank: #88.
Bolivar Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
604 W Jackson
Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 326-3811
Grades: 6-8
| 615 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Humansville Middle School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 N Oak St
Humansville, MO 65674
(417) 754-2219
Grades: 6-8
| 94 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Marion C. Early Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5309 S Main
Morrisville, MO 65710
(417) 376-2215
Grades: PK-5
| 271 students
Rank: #1111.
Marion C. Early Junior High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5309 S. Main
Morrisville, MO 65710
(417) 376-2216
Grades: 6-8
| 136 students
Rank: #1212.
Halfway Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2150 Hwy 32
Half Way, MO 65663
(417) 445-2215
Grades: PK-6
| 166 students
Rank: #1313.
Humansville Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
300 N Oak St
Humansville, MO 65674
(417) 754-2221
Grades: PK-5
| 193 students
Rank: #1414.
5545 Hwy K
Brighton, MO 65617
(417) 376-3000
Grades: 4-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bolivar Primary
706 N Leonard Pl
Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 326-5247
Grades: K-2
| 637 students
Rank: n/an/a
1400 E Forest St
Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 328-5615
Grades: PK
| 138 students
Rank: n/an/a
301 N.walnut Street
Fair Play, MO 65649
(417) 654-2233
Grades: PK
| 12 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Polk County, MO

Polk County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1250 North Hartford Ave
Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 326-7563
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
Exceptional Pupil Coop (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
1510 E Broadway
Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 326-6284
Grades: PK-12
| 77 students
316 West Jackson
Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 326-6284
Grades: K-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Polk County, MO?
The top ranked public schools in Polk County, MO include Fair Play Elementary School, Bolivar High School and Marion C. Early High School.
How many public schools are located in Polk County, MO?
17 public schools are located in Polk County, MO.
What percentage of students in Polk County, MO go to public school?
98% of all K-12 students in Polk County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Polk County, MO?
Polk County, MO public schools minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Missouri public schools average of 31% (majority Black).

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