Polk County Schools District

  • 125 EAST MILLS ST
  • COLUMBUS, NC 28722
  • (828) 894-3051
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District Overview

 DistrictState Average
Graduation Rate79.7%72.8%
Dropout Rate5.4%5.2%
Per Pupil Spending$10,055$7,987
Students Per Teacher13.113.6
Number of Schools7-
Number of Students2,620-
Number of (FTE) Teachers199-

Student Enrollment (2009-2010)

  Students Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment2,62013.1
Student Enrollment By Grade
  Students
Prekindergarten Students191
Kindergarten Students146
1st Grade Students192
2nd Grade Students195
3rd Grade Students174
4th Grade Students187
5th Grade Students179
6th Grade Students187
7th Grade Students181
8th Grade Students177
9th Grade Students223
10th Grade Students213
11th Grade Students177
12th Grade Students157
Ungraded Students-
Student Enrollment By Race
  Students
American Indian or Alaska Native7
Asian or Pacific Islander11
Hispanic254
Black (Non-Hispanic)262
White (Non-Hispanic)2,045
Student Enrollment By Gender
  Students
Male1,302
Female1,277

Faculty and Staff (2009-2010)

Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers19913.1
Prekindergarten Teachers--
Kindergarten Teachers--
Elementary Teachers97-
Secondary Teachers102-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes--
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides57
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors5
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors9
Elementary4
Secondary6
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians6
Library Support Staff-
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff148
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators9
LEA Administrative Support Staff24
School Administrators9
School Administrative Support Staff15
Student Support Services13
Other Support Services Staff78

District Financial Details (2008)

Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$28,023,000-
Total Local Revenues$9,397,00033.5%
Parent Government Contributions$7,106,00025.4%
School Lunch$573,0002.0%
Non-Specified$52,0000.2%
Rents and Royalties$4,0000.01%
Interest Earnings$72,0000.3%
Fines and Forfeits$184,0000.7%
Private Contributions$99,0000.4%
Miscellaneous$1,307,0004.7%
Total State Revenues$16,496,00058.9%
General Formula Assistance$16,393,00058.5%
Non-Specified$40,0000.1%
State Revenues on Behalf - Non-Employee Benefits$63,0000.2%
Total Federal Revenues$2,130,0007.6%
Through State - Child Nutrition Act$622,0002.2%
Through State - Other$37,0000.1%
Non-Specified$1,457,0005.2%
Direct - Other$14,0000.05%
Expenditures For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$24,614,000-
Total Instruction Expenditures$14,496,00058.9%
Total Support Services Expenditures$8,680,00035.3%
Student Support$1,034,0003.7%
Instructional Staff Support$1,671,0006.0%
General Administration Support$709,0002.5%
School Administration Support$1,754,0006.3%
Operation and Maintenance Support$2,025,0007.2%
Student Transportation Support$933,0003.3%
Other Support Services$554,0002.0%
Total Other Expenditures$1,438,0005.8%
Food Services$1,438,0005.1%

Graduation and Dropout Details (2007-08)

Graduation Information
Overall Graduation Rate 79.7%
Total Diploma Count 165
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients 1
Dropout Information
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Total Grades 9-12395.4%

Map and Listings of Schools Within Polk County Schools District

Schools Summary:
  • Schools: 7
  • Students: 2,620
  • Full-Time Equivalent Teachers: 199
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POLK CENTRAL SCHOOL
2141 South Nc9 Hwy
Mill Spring, NC
Public | PK-5
449 12.8

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POLK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1681 East Nc 108 Hwy
Columbus, NC
Public | 9-12
729 13.0

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POLK COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL
321 Wolverine Trail
Mill Spring, NC
Public | 6-8
545 13.2

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POLK COUNTY VIRTUAL EARLY COLLEGE SCHOOL
51 Walker St
Columbus, NC
Public | 9-12
41 82.0

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SALUDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
214 East Main St
Saluda, NC
Public | PK-5
158 13.3

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SUNNY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Blue Ribbon Schools Award 2004
86 Sunny View School Rd
Mill Spring, NC
Public | PK-5
197 15.0

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TRYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Blue Ribbon Schools Award 2007
100 School Place
Tryon, NC
Public | PK-5
460 15.3

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