Polk County School District

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 7 public schools managed by Polk County School District serving 2,254 students in Mill Spring, North Carolina.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina state average of 51%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the state average of 16:1.

Polk County School District (2020)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Mill Spring Polk Central Elementary School
    2141 South Nc9 Hwy
    Mill Spring, NC 28756
    (828)894-8233

    Grades: PK-5 | 343 students
  • Columbus Polk County Early College
    1545 East Nc 108 Hwy
    Columbus, NC 28722
    (828)894-2698

    Grades: 9-13 | 67 students
  • Columbus Polk County High School
    1681 East Nc 108 Hwy
    Columbus, NC 28722
    (828)894-2525

    Grades: 9-12 | 642 students
  • Mill Spring Polk County Middle School
    321 Wolverine Trail
    Mill Spring, NC 28756
    (828)894-2215

    Grades: 6-8 | 501 students
  • Saluda Saluda Elementary School
    214 E Main Street
    Saluda, NC 28773
    (828)749-5571

    Grades: PK-5 | 162 students
  • Mill Spring Sunny View Elementary School
    86 Sunny View School Road
    Mill Spring, NC 28756
    (828)625-4530

    Grades: PK-5 | 123 students
  • Tryon Tryon Elementary School
    100 School Place
    Tryon, NC 28782
    (828)859-6584

    Grades: PK-5 | 416 students

Overview

School District NamePolk County School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students2,256 students
# of Teachers183 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
# of Male Students1,109 students
% Male Students
49%
# of Female Students1,147 students
% Female Students
51%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.39
# of American Indian Students3 students
% American Indian Students
n/a
# of Asian Students2 students
% Asian Students
n/a
# of Hispanic Students289 students
% Hispanic Students
13%
# of Black Students118 students
% Black Students
5%
# of White Students1,733 students
% White Students
77%
# of Hawaiian Students1 students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students110 students
% of Two or more races Students
5%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:102
# of Students in Kindergarten:138
# of Students in 1st Grade:156
# of Students in 2nd Grade:160
# of Students in 3rd Grade:180
# of Students in 4th Grade:150
# of Students in 5th Grade:158
# of Students in 6th Grade:181
# of Students in 7th Grade:149
# of Students in 8th Grade:171
# of Students in 9th Grade:198
# of Students in 10th Grade:178
# of Students in 11th Grade:169
# of Students in 12th Grade:164
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • Polk County School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 272 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has decreased from 90% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
47%
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 NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
46%
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 NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate85-89%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Polk County School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $12,234 is higher than the state average of $9,693. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $11,043 is higher than the state average of $9,473. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (NC)
Total Revenue$30 MM$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Polk County School District and average revenue for each school distric in NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$27 MM$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Polk County School District and average spending for each school distric in NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,234$9,693
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Polk County School District and average revenue per public school student in NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending / Student$11,043$9,473
This chart display average spending per public school student in Polk County School District and average spending per public school student in NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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