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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. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade A
  8. Sports
    grade B minus
  9. Food
    grade B minus
  10. 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 2,227 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 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
92%
Average SAT
1140
44 responses
Average ACT
24
70 responses

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,227
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,040
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,816 / student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    5%

Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$34,375
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$692
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$157,600
National
$217,500

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