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2022 Best Schools in Polk County

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Polk County.

    All Saints Academy

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    Private School,

    WINTER HAVEN, FL,

    PK, K-12,

    40 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says All Saints Academy offers an amazing and unique learning experience for its students. The opportunities given to the students better prepare them for what is to come in the future in college and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 619,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  2. #1 Best Public High Schools in Polk County.

    Polk Pre-Collegiate Academy

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    9-10,

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love this school because the students, teachers, and staff all make sure that you know that you are appreciated and that you are worth their time. The school days always seem short, but you will....

    Read 9 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 143,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  3. #2 Best Private High Schools in Polk County.

    Lakeland Christian School

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    Private School,

    LAKELAND, FL,

    PK, K-12,

    136 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Works Here says The teachers here ENJOY their jobs and therefore are better at teaching! They also have a heart for children and build meaningful relationships that are impactful on the students. Because of the....

    Read 136 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,075,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  4. #2 Best Public High Schools in Polk County.

    Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    11-12,

    215 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Chain of lakes, also called COL, is a great school to go to when it comes to being prepared for college. You are able to craft your own schedule to meet your requirements, whether that be getting....

    Read 215 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 325,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 41 to 1,

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  5. #3 Best Private High Schools in Polk County.

    Santa Fe Catholic High School

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    Private School,

    LAKELAND, FL,

    9-12,

    76 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I love Santa Fe. The community is so tight and everybody knows each other which is definitely both good and bad but ultimately special. We are all like a family, which makes the studying setting more...Something I would like to change from Santa Fe though, is the fact that some of the counselors and not the easiest to reach which makes it hard on the students but usually those are problems that you....

    Read 76 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 314,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  6. #3 Best Public High Schools in Polk County.

    McKeel Academy of Technology

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    7-12,

    381 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I liked how safe it was. The students do not fight randomly in the hallways, the teachers, with some exceptions, are not dangerous or perverted. There’s no illegal drug scene unless you really look....

    Read 381 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,553,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  7. #4 Best Public High Schools in Polk County.

    Polk State College Collegiate High School

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    11-12,

    268 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Polk State Collegiate High School is a charter school in which high school students get to take exclusively college level classes. You will be put in classes with adult college students and get to....

    Read 268 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 315,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 158 to 1,

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  8. #5 Best Public High Schools in Polk County.

    George W. Jenkins Senior High School

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    9-12,

    483 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says It's a pretty good high school for honors and AP students and the teachers for these programs are really good and care about the students quite a bit but from my understanding the teachers for....

    Read 483 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 2,279,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  9. #1 Best Public Elementary Schools in Polk County.

    Lincoln Avenue Academy

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 548,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  10. #2 Best Public Elementary Schools in Polk County.

    Hartridge Academy

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 206,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  11. #6 Best Public High Schools in Polk County.

    Lakeland Senior High School

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    9-12,

    426 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I like Lakeland Senior because some of the teachers can be hands on with the assignments as well as funny! Which makes the studying much more exciting! The teachers here can teach many different....

    Read 426 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 2,106,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  12. #7 Best Public High Schools in Polk County.

    Lake Wales Senior High School

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    PK, 9-12,

    308 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Lake Wales High School is an amazing charter school that includes a diverse group of kids and staff. The staff is wonderful and attentive. The teachers truly show how much they care for all students,....

    Read 308 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,587,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  13. #3 Best Public Elementary Schools in Polk County.

    Magnolia Montessori Academy

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    K-6,

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 102,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  14. #1 Best Public Middle Schools in Polk County.

    Lawton Chiles Middle Academy

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    6-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 651,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  15. #2 Best Public Middle Schools in Polk County.

    Union Academy

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    6-8,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: High School Senior says Incredible school, highly advanced in comparison.

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 400,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  16. #4 Best Public Elementary Schools in Polk County.

    Valleyview Elementary School

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    PK, K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 844,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  17. #5 Best Public Elementary Schools in Polk County.

    Berkley Elementary School

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    PK, K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 697,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  18. #6 Best Public Elementary Schools in Polk County.

    Frank E. Brigham Academy

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    PK, K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 561,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  19. #7 Best Public Elementary Schools in Polk County.

    Lakeland Montessori Schoolhouse

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    K-6,

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 122,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  20. #8 Best Public Elementary Schools in Polk County.

    McKeel Elementary Academy

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    PK, K-6,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 2 stars.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 627,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  21. #8 Best Public High Schools in Polk County.

    Bartow Senior High School

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    9-12,

    507 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says There are branches of academics if you want to specialized on military leadership is Summerlin Academy, if you want to specialized on academics would be IB, if you want to belong in a regular....

    Read 507 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 2,162,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  22. #9 Best Public Elementary Schools in Polk County.

    Bartow Elementary Academy

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    K-5,

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Bartow Elementary really made me into the person I am today. I learned how to make friends, how to communicate with my peers, how to have fun, and so much more. I was throughout so much and enjoyed....

    Read 9 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 507,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  23. #4 Best Private High Schools in Polk County.

    Geneva Classical Academy

    Private School,

    LAKELAND, FL,

    PK, K-12,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 3.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The school offers fantastic classical education. Additionally, each teacher cares about their students and wants to help them academically succeed. The only downside of this school is that there is....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 135,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  24. #3 Best Public Middle Schools in Polk County.

    Berkley Accelerated Middle School

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    6-8,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The school does not have that much inappropriate content and helps people fit in and makes people comfortable from bad people.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 479,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  25. #10 Best Public Elementary Schools in Polk County.

    South McKeel Academy

    Polk County Public Schools, FL,

    PK, K-7,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says South McKeel Academy is top notch.. Lakeland is not a bad area but it's not Orlando. I'm having a hard time with deciding if I even want to move to Orlando & take the kids out of this school.. McKeel....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,256,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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