321 Wolverine Trail
Mill Spring, NC 28756
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Polk County Middle School serves 486 students in grades 6-8.
Polk County Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 486 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • 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 486 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
486 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Polk County Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Polk County Middle School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#354 out of 2571 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
46%
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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
16%
19%
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Black
6%
25%
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White
74%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.43
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Polk County Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 486 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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