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Polk County High School

Columbus, NC


Polk County High School
1681 East NC 108 Hwy
Columbus, NC  28722
Phone: 828-894-2525
Polk County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 8 out of 10 stars
8

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 630
Type: Regular School  
Polk County High School

Polk County High School


State Ranking

#142
Statewide High School Ranking: Polk County High School is ranked #142 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (73rd percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Polk County High School is a 8-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Polk County, NC. Polk County High School has an enrollment of approximately 630 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

76.4
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Polk County High School had a Student Growth Score of 76.4. This placed Polk County High School in the 53rd percentile of 2410 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.  

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 18.9 57th 17.5
Math 20.1 54th 18.9
Reading 20.4 55th 19.1
Science 20.7 63rd 18.8
Writing 5.8 50th 5.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Polk County High School stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 15% - Level 1
 15% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 52% - Level 4 (Solid)
 52% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 13% - Level 1
 13% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 12% - Level 5 (Superior)
 12% - Level 5 (Superior)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 21% - Level 1
 21% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 573
Math 585
Composite Score 1157
SAT Participation Rate 16 %

Polk County High School had an average SAT score of 1157 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #36 out of 491 NC high schools (93rd percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Polk County High School was 16% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 88% - Polk County High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 88% - Polk County High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 Black - 6%
 Black - 6%
 Hispanic - 13%
 Hispanic - 13%
 Two or More Races - 6%
 Two or More Races - 6%
 White - 75%
 White - 75%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Polk County High School for the 2016-2017 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2016-2017 school year. Rankings for Polk County High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Polk County Middle School 9 2.1 miles Mill Spring, NC Regular 6-8
Polk Central Elementary School 9 3.7 miles Mill Spring, NC Regular PK-5
Tryon Elementary School 10 4.8 miles Tryon, NC Regular PK-5
Landrum High School 9 5.3 miles Landrum, SC Regular 9-12
O P Earle Elementary School 6 6.2 miles Landrum, SC Regular PK-5
Sunny View Elementary School 8 7.2 miles Mill Spring, NC Regular PK-5
Saluda Elementary School 10 9.2 miles Saluda, NC Regular PK-5
Campobello-Gramling School 9 11.4 miles Campobello, SC Regular PK-8
Dana Elementary School 7 11.7 miles Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
Upward Elementary School 5 11.9 miles Flat Rock, NC Regular K-5
New Prospect Elementary School 7 12.4 miles Inman, SC Regular PK-6
Edneyville Elementary School 8 12.8 miles Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
Rutherfordton Elementary School 8 12.9 miles Rutherfordton, NC Regular PK-5
Sugarloaf Elementary School 6 13.2 miles Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
East Henderson High School 6 13.5 miles East Flat Rock, NC Regular 9-12
Henderson County Early College 10 13.6 miles Flat Rock, NC Regular 9-13
Hillandale Elementary School 6 13.7 miles East Flat Rock, NC Regular K-5
Flat Rock Middle School 7 13.7 miles East Flat Rock, NC Regular 6-8
Chapman High School 8 14.3 miles Inman, SC Regular 9-12
Cooley Spgs-Fingerville Elementary School 7 14.3 miles Chesnee, SC Regular PK-5