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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Polk County High School is a public school located in Benton, TN. It has 582 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
About Polk County High School...
Address
7200 Highway 411 North
Benton, TN 37307
Telephone
(423) 338-4514
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
35 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$42,307
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$672
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
582
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,066
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,235/ year
National
$12,239
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The teachers are really engaged with their students. In between classes you see or hear teachers talking to students. Asking how other classes are going, if they need help with anything, or just how’s mom or dad. I attendaded another district during Middle School, and did not feel the same family atmosphere as at PCHS. With PCHS being a small school, everyone knows everyone. I think this helps also to make the school so close. I hope someday to return there to teach and coach baseball, so that I can remain part of the family.
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I loved the spirit of Polk County High School. Whether it was a football game or a pep rally, everyone banned together to show their pride in our school. In addition, I enjoyed building relationships with my teachers as they showed me how to not only learn but also how to think for myself and improve as a person. Overall, there is not much that I do not like about PCHS. If anything could be changed, I would like to see more students being involved with more clubs, or perhaps clubs being created for a wider variety of interests.
I love how our school is like one big family. Everybody knows everybody and when one person hurts, we all hurt. Our principal does a fabulous job at sharing this message. We are all in this together. I love Polk County High School!