Polk County High School



Polk County High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Polk County High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 169
10 174
11 146
12 148

Polk County High School is a public high school of the Polk County School District located in Columbus, NC. It has 637 students in grades 9th through 12th. Polk County High School is the 334th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 8,962nd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.0 to 1.

Total Students: 637
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13:1
Full Time Teachers: 49.07

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Polk County High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 337
(53%)
360
(51%)
 Female 300
(47%)
346
(49%)

Polk County High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 515
(81%)
573
(81%)
 Hispanic 52
(8%)
58
(8%)
 Black 41
(6%)
43
(6%)
 Two or More 25
(4%)
28
(4%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
4
(1%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Polk County High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 369
(58%)
412
(58%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 230
(36%)
252
(36%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(6%)
42
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Polk County High School is ranked 337th out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Polk County High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.1%) is slightly lower than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Polk County High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 732
2006 731
2007 683
2008 736
2009 729
2010 722
2011 715
2012 698
2013 664
2014 669
2015 637

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.4
2006 12.5
2007 11.6
2008 12.2
2009 13
2010 14.5
2011 13.8
2012 13.3
2013 12.4
2014 12.4
2015 13

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.28825136612022
2006 0.3077975376197
2007 0.30893118594436
2008 0.32065217391304
2009 0.40466392318244
2010 0.39750692520776
2011 0.46993006993007
2012 0.4512893982808
2013 0.46234939759036
2014 0.42750373692078
2015 0.42072213500785

Compare Polk County High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,300.0% 13.0:1
 
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 42.1%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Polk County High School
Columbus, NC
Public 09 - 12 637 13:1  
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Public 09 - 13 69 19.2:1 2 miles
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Chapman High School
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Public 09 - 12 945 15.1:1 15 miles
North Henderson High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,083 15.5:1 15 miles
Word of Faith Christian School
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Private KG - 12 96 5:1 16 miles
Faith Christian Academy
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Private PK - 12 64 2:1 16 miles
T. E. Mabry Middle School
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Public 07 - 08 398 12.5:1 16 miles
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