The Polk school district in Florida encompasses 160 schools, including 86 elementary schools, 26 middle schools, 37 high schools, and 11 alternative schools, serving students from diverse backgrounds across the region.

Several schools stand out in the data, including McKeel Academy of Technology, a high-performing public charter school that ranks 69th out of 792 Florida high schools and has a 5-star rating. Other top-performing schools include Valleyview Elementary School, Lawton Chiles Middle Academy, and Lincoln Avenue Academy, all of which rank among the best in the state. These schools excel in areas like test scores, graduation rates, and low chronic absenteeism.

However, the data also reveals significant disparities in academic performance across the district, with some schools, such as New Beginnings High School and Gause Academy of Leadership, struggling with low test scores and graduation rates. This suggests the need for targeted interventions and resource allocation to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students in the Polk school district.

District Detail

 1915 S Floral Ave
Bartow, FL 33830-7124

 (863) 534-0500

SchoolDigger Rank:
60th of 67 Florida districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 114,483

Primary Schools: 89
Middle Schools: 26
High Schools: 38
Alternative Schools: 11
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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