Polk Avenue Elementary School

110 Polk Ave E
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Polk Avenue Elementary School serves 544 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Polk Avenue Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 544 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Polk Avenue Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Polk Avenue Elementary School's student population of 544 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
544 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Polk Avenue Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Polk Avenue Elementary School is 0.67, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2472 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
44%
36%
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Black
28%
21%
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White
25%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Polk Avenue Elementary School's ranking?
Polk Avenue Elementary School is ranked #2472 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Polk Avenue Elementary School often compared to?
Polk Avenue Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hillcrest Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 37% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Polk Avenue Elementary School?
544 students attend Polk Avenue Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Polk Avenue Elementary School students are Hispanic, 28% of students are Black, 25% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Polk Avenue Elementary School?
Polk Avenue Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is equal to the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Polk Avenue Elementary School offer ?
Polk Avenue Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Polk Avenue Elementary School part of?
Polk Avenue Elementary School is part of Polk School District.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 544 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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