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  • For the 2019-20 school year, there are 6 public schools managed by Polk County School District serving 2,414 students in Benton, Tennessee.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Tennessee state average of 37%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is less than the state average of 16:1.

Polk County School District (2019-20)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Benton Benton Elementary School
    215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
    Benton, TN 37307
    (423)338-4510

    Grades: PK-5 | 474 students
  • Benton Chilhowee Middle School
    215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
    Benton, TN 37307
    (423)299-0086

    Grades: 6-8 | 350 students
  • Copperhill Copper Basin Elementary School
    206 Cougar Dr
    Copperhill, TN 37317
    (423)496-3271

    Grades: PK-6 | 357 students
  • Copperhill Copper Basin High School
    205 Cougar Dr
    Copperhill, TN 37317
    (423)496-3291

    Grades: 7-12 | 329 students
  • Benton Polk County High School
    7200 Highway 411 North
    Benton, TN 37307
    (423)338-4514

    Grades: 9-12 | 565 students
  • Old Fort South Polk Elementary School
    964 Old Federal Rd
    Old Fort, TN 37362
    (423)338-4512

    Grades: PK-5 | 339 students

Overview

School District NamePolk County School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students2,414 students
# of Teachers163 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
# of Male Students1,231 students
% Male Students
51%
# of Female Students1,183 students
% Female Students
49%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.08
# of American Indian Students4 students
% American Indian Students
n/a
# of Asian Students4 students
% Asian Students
n/a
# of Hispanic Students50 students
% Hispanic Students
2%
# of Black Students22 students
% Black Students
1%
# of White Students2,321 students
% White Students
96%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students13 students
% of Two or more races Students
1%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:108
# of Students in Kindergarten:145
# of Students in 1st Grade:153
# of Students in 2nd Grade:181
# of Students in 3rd Grade:174
# of Students in 4th Grade:165
# of Students in 5th Grade:188
# of Students in 6th Grade:165
# of Students in 7th Grade:179
# of Students in 8th Grade:168
# of Students in 9th Grade:201
# of Students in 10th Grade:210
# of Students in 11th Grade:200
# of Students in 12th Grade:177
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • Polk County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 129 school districts in Tennessee (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (TN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
36%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
35%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Polk County School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of TN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate90-94%
89%
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Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $8,294 in this school district is less than the state average of $8,897. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $7,977 is less than the state average of $8,572. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (TN)
Total Revenue$22 MM$31 MM
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Spending$21 MM$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Polk County School District and average spending for each school distric in TN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$8,294$8,897
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Spending / Student$7,977$8,572
This chart display average spending per public school student in Polk County School District and average spending per public school student in TN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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Polk County School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.08, which is lower than the Tennessee average of 0.28. The most diverse school in the district is South Polk Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Tennessee or national school diversity statistics.