Columbus, NC
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Columbus Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Polk County Schools School District Details

Polk County Schools School District
125 E Mills Street
Columbus, NC 28722

2,380 Students enrolled in District

7 Schools in District

13 Students Per Classroom (State average is 15)

Polk County Schools School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to North Carolina

(10 is best)

Better than of NC school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools in this District

School Grades
Polk Central Elementary School
2141 South Nc9 Hwy
Mill Spring, NC, 28756
PK-05
Polk County Early College School
1545 East Nc 108 Hwy
Columbus, NC, 28722
09-13
Polk County High School
1681 East Nc 108 Hwy
Columbus, NC, 28722
09-12
Polk County Middle School
321 Wolverine Trail
Mill Spring, NC, 28756
06-08
Saluda Elementary School
214 E Main Street
Saluda, NC, 28773
PK-05
Sunny View Elementary School
86 Sunny View School Road
Mill Spring, NC, 28756
PK-05
Tryon Elementary School
100 School Place
Tryon, NC, 28782
PK-05

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 80.7% 52.5%
Black 5.6% 27.0%
Hispanic 13.2% 16.1%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.3% 3.0%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.4%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 72.6% 57.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 68.0% 51.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.5% 5.2%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,958 $15,759,870 55.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $480 $1,087,200 3.8%
Staff $860 $1,947,900 6.9%
General Administration $273 $618,345 2.2%
School Administration $881 $1,995,465 7.1%
Operation $921 $2,086,065 7.4%
Transportation $416 $942,240 3.3%
Other $262 $593,430 2.1%
Total Support $4,093 $9,270,645 32.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,434 $3,248,010 11.5%
Total Expenditures $12,484 $28,276,260 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,102 $7,831,432,242 55.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $430 $660,749,638 4.7%
Staff $271 $415,938,053 3.0%
General Administration $116 $177,611,565 1.3%
School Administration $541 $830,359,672 5.9%
Operation $708 $1,086,760,231 7.8%
Transportation $376 $577,643,896 4.1%
Other $269 $413,352,963 2.9%
Total Support $2,712 $4,162,738,812 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,319 $2,024,227,338 14.4%
Total Expenditures $9,132 $14,018,618,976 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%

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