Polk Central Elementary School

Serves grades PK - 5

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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
2141 South Nc9 Hwy
Mill Spring, NC 28756
Phone
(828) 894-8233
District
POLK COUNTY SCHOOLS
County
POLK COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
343
Classroom Teachers
29

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to North Carolina

9

(10 is best)

Better than 87.7% of NC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

Polk Central Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 56 48
Proficiency in Reading 55 44
Proficiency in Math 57 53

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 59 48
Proficiency in Reading 52 45
Proficiency in Math 65 50

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 76 47
Proficiency in Reading 72 41
Proficiency in Math 80 53

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 11.93
AVG FOR DISTRICT 12.33
AVG FOR STATE 15.48
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 28 8.2%
Kindergarten 50 14.6%
Grade 1 56 16.3%
Grade 2 57 16.6%
Grade 3 63 18.4%
Grade 4 41 12.0%
Grade 5 48 14.0%
Total 343 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 74.5% 80.8% 51.0%
Black 5.7% 5.5% 26.6%
Hispanic 19.5% 13.5% 17.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.1% 3.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.2% 1.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 99.1% 72.5% 57.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 99.1% 68.6% 53.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 3.9% 4.3%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 20,434 10,383,620
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 85.7 210
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 3.5% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 15.2% 19.4%
20-44 YEARS OLD 22.3% 32.9%
45-64 YEARS OLD 30.6% 26.3%
65 OR OLDER 28.3% 15.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 8,913 3,918,597
Single Parent Households With Children 5.5% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.6% 87.4%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.9% 30.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 8.5% 9.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 7.1% 12.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.8% 12.0%
$50,000 - $74,999 21.0% 18.1%
$30,000 - $49,999 24.0% 19.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.4% 16.0%
$15,000 or less 9.3% 12.2%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,949 $15,906,261 54.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $494 $1,130,766 3.9%
Staff $1,106 $2,531,634 8.7%
General Administration $279 $638,631 2.2%
School Administration $875 $2,002,875 6.9%
Operation $926 $2,119,614 7.3%
Transportation $374 $856,086 3.0%
Other $270 $618,030 2.1%
Total Support $4,324 $9,897,636 34.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,383 $3,165,687 10.9%
Total Expenditures $12,656 $28,969,584 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,442 $8,441,203,249 56.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $425 $659,132,007 4.4%
Staff $311 $482,027,256 3.2%
General Administration $131 $203,931,060 1.4%
School Administration $561 $870,279,909 5.8%
Operation $712 $1,104,958,182 7.4%
Transportation $359 $556,694,959 3.7%
Other $285 $442,267,846 3.0%
Total Support $2,785 $4,319,313,970 29.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,383 $2,144,679,288 14.4%
Total Expenditures $9,609 $14,905,154,259 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%