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Polk County Schools
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  • COLUMBUS, NC

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade B
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Administration
    grade A+
  7. Sports
    grade B minus
  8. Food
    grade B+
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade A minus

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Polk County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in COLUMBUS, NC. It has 2,129 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1210
36 responses
Average ACT
25
95 responses

Students

Diversity
grade B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,129
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,405
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,877 / student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$51,711
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$599
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$253,300
National
$281,900

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