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
9 162
10 156
11 150
12 136

Polk County High School is a public high school of the Polk County School District located in Benton, TN. It has 604 students in grades 9th through 12th. Polk County High School is the 207th largest public high school in Tennessee and the 9,196th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.5 to 1.

Total Students: 604
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 39

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Polk County High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 302
(50%)
476
(50%)
 Female 302
(50%)
478
(50%)

Polk County High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 587
(97%)
929
(97%)
 Hispanic 9
(1%)
12
(1%)
 Black 3
(0%)
7
(1%)
 Two or More 2
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
3
(0%)
 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 Lunch Eligible 279
(46%)
504
(53%)
 Not Eligible 262
(43%)
351
(37%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 63
(10%)
99
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Polk County High School is ranked 196th out of 0 ranked schools in Tennessee, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Polk County High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (56.6%) is slightly higher than the state average of 51.6%. 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

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

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

Compare Polk County High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,450.6% 14.5:1
 
1,550.0% 15.5:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 51.6%
 
This School 56.6%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Polk County High School
Benton, TN
Public 09 - 12 604 15.5:1  
Walker Valley High School
Cleveland, TN
Public 09 - 12 1,564 16.5:1 11 miles
Tennessee Christian Preparatory School
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Private KG - 12 171 10:1 12 miles
Cleveland High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,339 14.6:1 14 miles
Cleveland Christian School
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Private PK - 12 117 10:1 15 miles
Central High School
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Public 09 - 12 728 13.4:1 15 miles
Bradley Central High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,669 15.5:1 16 miles
Mcminn High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,460 15.5:1 17 miles
Copper Basin High School
Copperhill, TN
Public 07 - 12 350 13.5:1 18 miles
Liberty Christian School
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Private KG - 12 135 19:1 18 miles
Fairview Christian Academy
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Private PK - 12 135 8:1 19 miles
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