Polk County High School

7200 Highway 411 North

Benton, TN 37307

Tel: (423)338-4514
  • Polk County High School serves 577 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the TN average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 35%.
  • Polk County High School operates within the Polk County School District.
  • Polk County School District's 85% graduation rate is higher than the TN state average of 84%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 577 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 577 students
Polk County High School Total Students (2005-2015)
Gender % Polk County High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Polk County High School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by Grade Polk County High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Polk County High School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2014)
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Polk County High School Black Students (2008-2014)
Black
n/a
22%
Polk County High School Black Students (2008-2011)
White
n/a
65%
Polk County High School White Students (2006-2014)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Polk County High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
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.
0.02 0.27
Polk County High School Diversity Score (2005-2015)
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.
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Polk County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2014)
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.
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Polk County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2014)

District Comparison

  • Polk County School District's student population of 2,561 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 55% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,541 in this district is less than the state average of $8,756. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,096 is less than the state average of $8,531. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Polk County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
8
Number of Students Managed 2,561 3,513
Polk County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 85% 84%
Polk County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2015)
District Total Revenue $23 MM $31 MM
Polk County School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $22 MM $30 MM
Polk County School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $8,541 $8,756
Polk County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $8,096 $8,531
Polk County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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