Polk Central Elementary School

Tel: (828)894-8233
  • Polk Central Elementary School serves 372 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
  • Polk Central Elementary School operates within the Polk County s School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 372 students has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 372 students
Polk Central Elementary School Total Students (1995-2015)
Gender % Polk Central Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Polk Central Elementary School Total Teachers (1994-2015)
Students by Grade Polk Central Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 16:1
Polk Central Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1994-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Polk Central Elementary School American Indian Students (1999-2000)
Asian
n/a
3%
Polk Central Elementary School Asian Students (1995-2000)
Hispanic
18%
16%
Polk Central Elementary School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
5%
26%
Polk Central Elementary School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
74%
50%
Polk Central Elementary School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Polk Central Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Polk Central Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Polk Central Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.42 0.45
Polk Central Elementary School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
99%
52%
Polk Central Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
5%
Polk Central Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

  • Polk County s School District's student population of 2,380 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,555 is higher than the state average of $11,110. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,484 is higher than the state average of $11,529. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District Name Polk County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
1
Number of Students Managed 2,380 912
Polk County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $28 MM $10 MM
Polk County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $28 MM $11 MM
Polk County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,555 $11,110
Polk County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,484 $11,529
Polk County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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