Polk County Middle School

321 Wolverine Trail
Mill Spring, NC 28756
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Polk County Middle School serves 497 students in grades 6-8.
Polk County Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 497 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Polk County Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Polk County Middle School's student population of 497 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
497 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Polk County Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,568 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Polk County Middle School is 0.44, 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 (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#802 out of 2568 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
15%
20%
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Black
7%
25%
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White
73%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.44
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Polk County Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Polk County Middle School's ranking?
Polk County Middle School is ranked #802 out of 2,568 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
46% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% NC state average), while 59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NC state average).
How many students attend Polk County Middle School?
497 students attend Polk County Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Polk County Middle School students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Polk County Middle School?
Polk County Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Polk County Middle School offer ?
Polk County Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Polk County Middle School part of?
Polk County Middle School is part of Polk County Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 497 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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