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--
Black5712.7%
Asian10.2%
Hispanic6013.4%
White33173.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Polk Central School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten6714.9%
Kindergarten5812.9%
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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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

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201095.0%95.0%83.0%
 
Reading Test
201085.7%88.4%67.6%
200985.5%90.1%66.6%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201095.0%95.0%84.3%
200993.2%-82.7%
 
Reading Test
201086.4%92.5%73.1%
200981.4%89.8%70.5%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201091.1%95.0%82.3%
200990.0%-81.1%
 
Reading Test
201080.4%92.1%72.3%
200986.0%92.4%69.6%
 
Science Test
201085.7%91.6%69.8%
200990.0%86.5%61.5%
 
Source: NC Department of Education 2009-2010

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