Polk County Public Schools is a public school district located in Bartow, FL. It has 102,295 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Polk County Public Schools Rankings
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Polk County Public Schools Reviews
Within the Polk County School System is a community of careful teachers, helpful resources and objective curriculum with the goal of creating a more productive society. There is a heavy key club presences, a leadership and volunteering opportunities club, my own Highschool, Mulberry Senior Highschool has provided me with the best guidance and educators the state of Florida has to give! There is a growing culture of learning and leadership here- not to be created or enforced by facilitators, but to be supported by a motivated and productive student body. Here in Polk County, academic achievement is competitive and sought after. Though, the students involved in academics feel motivated, there is an innate determination that drives these achievements that some may lack, I suggest that we motivate eachother more, and each student individually develops a passion for learning which may diffuse through everyone in the student body.
Polk County is a great place to work! From leadership all the way down to co-workers! The support the district provides is one like no other. Many leadership opportunities for teachers and students. Numerous opportunities for students through tech schools, cosmetology schools etc.
I feel like the Polk County Public School system could absolutely use some work. There are many schools that are not up to date on technology and books for the students. Teachers have been arrested for activities that are not acceptable. The need for teachers and administrators should not be so great that the school board overlooks background checks and psychological examinations. Extracurricular activities are not made to be of an importance, when they are what keeps students interested in school. Only focusing on the curriculum wears kids out and tires them of education so much so that they will be more likely to drop out.