A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
125 E Mills Street
Columbus, NC 28722
Telephone
(828) 894-3051
Website

Polk County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
26 responses
Average ACT
24
35 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,380
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,122
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$27,524,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,484/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Polk County Schools Reviews

3 reviews
Polk County High School is one of the best places you'll ever come across. It's small but so diverse and welcoming. The staff is wonderful and so caring about you. The students are welcoming and it's not hard at all to find your friend group. There are so many different clubs and organizations that you are bound to find what you are interested in and what your passions are. You are very likely to succeed at a place like PCHS.
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I met a lot of people but only a few still are by my side. I had a few favorite teachers who actually cared about their students education and taught me many things. I was involved in many school programs which helped me become more social and outgoing which I am thankful for. I would like to see the students change the way the act towards their education and their teachers.
Polk County schools overall is a pretty great district to be apart of. They make good use of limited resources along with making sure that each student is taken care of in any way they possibly can.