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
9 154
10 156
11 131
12 141

Polk County High School is a public high school of the Polk County School District located in Benton, TN. It has 582 students in grades 9th through 12th. Polk County High School is the 224th largest public high school in Tennessee and the 9,605th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.2 to 1.

Total Students: 582
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 36
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,605th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Tennessee: 224th out of 433
Student/Teacher Rank in Tennessee: 225th out of 423
Full Time Teacher Rank in Tennessee: 232nd out of 423

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Polk County High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 294
(51%)
465
(50%)
 Female 288
(49%)
462
(50%)

Polk County High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 568
(98%)
904
(98%)
 Hispanic 6
(1%)
8
(1%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
3
(0%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Black 2
(0%)
7
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Polk County High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 335
(58%)
587
(63%)
 Not Eligible 247
(42%)
340
(37%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Polk County High School is ranked 211th out of 410 ranked schools in Tennessee, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Polk County High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (57.6%) is slightly higher than the state average of 52.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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 602
2006 606
2007 591
2008 612
2009 595
2010 601
2011 607
2012 604
2013 592
2014 577
2015 582

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.5
2006 14.6
2007 15.2
2008 17.7
2009 16.3
2010 16.2
2011 15.4
2012 15.5
2013 15.6
2014 14.8
2015 16.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.41860465116279
2006 0.41749174917492
2007 0.42808798646362
2008 0.39052287581699
2009 0.48739495798319
2010 0.49251247920133
2011 0.5667215815486
2012 0.56622516556291
2013 0.59459459459459
2014 0.56499133448873
2015 0.57560137457045

Compare Polk County High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,487.3% 14.9:1
 
1,620.0% 16.2:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 52.4%
 
This School 57.6%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Polk County High School
Benton, TN
Public 09 - 12 582 16.2:1  
Walker Valley High School
Cleveland, TN
Public 09 - 12 1,521 15.7:1 11 miles
Tennessee Christian Preparatory School
Cleveland, TN
Private PK - 12 225 10:1 13 miles
Cleveland High School
Cleveland, TN
Public 09 - 12 1,456 16.9:1 14 miles
Cleveland Christian School
Cleveland, TN
Private PK - 12 90 9:1 15 miles
Central High School
Englewood, TN
Public 09 - 12 718 14.7:1 15 miles
Bradley Central High School
Cleveland, TN
Public 09 - 12 1,763 16.4:1 16 miles
Mcminn High School
Athens, TN
Public 09 - 12 1,538 18.5:1 17 miles
Copper Basin High School
Copperhill, TN
Public 07 - 12 345 13.3:1 18 miles
Christ'S Legacy Academy
Athens, TN
Private KG - 11 113 9:1 22 miles
Tellico Plains High School
Tellico Plains, TN
Public 09 - 12 465 16.5:1 22 miles
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