Polk Central School

2141 South Nc9 Hwy, Mill Spring, NC 28756 | (828) 894-8233
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 449
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 449 preschool and elementary school students from grades PK-5
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Yes
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Ms Dorothy Kinlaw
  • Fax: (828) 894-3916
  • Website: www.polk.k12.nc.us
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
Additional School Details
Date School Opened: 30-JUN-92
School Calendar Description: Traditional
School Schedule: Semester
Accreditation Status: Southern Association of Colleges
School District Details
  • Polk County Schools District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $10,055
  • Graduation Rate: 79.7%
  • Dropout Rate: 5.4%
  • Students Per Teacher: 13.7
  • Enrolled Students: 2,579

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 449
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 35.2
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 235 (52.3%)
  • Females: 214 (47.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 40 (8.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 279 (62.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 319 (71.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Polk Central School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Polk Central School
  Number Percent
1st Grade6714.9%
2nd Grade6514.5%
3rd Grade5913.1%
4th Grade6915.4%
5th Grade6414.3%
Source: NC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Polk Central School performed on average much better than most other schools across the state on EOG state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
AYP Information (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes

EOG - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

Math Test
Reading Test

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

Math Test
Reading Test

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

Math Test
Reading Test
Science Test
Source: NC Department of Education 2009-2010

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