PROFICIENCY 62% 19% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #1 of 6 in Polk County
  • Ranked #1 of 3 in Benton
  • Ranked #475 of 1859 in Tennessee
Proficiency Averages
50%Polk County
54%Benton
52%Tennessee

Polk County High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Polk County" in Benton, TN. There are a total of 577 students and 39 teachers at Polk County High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of n/a free lunch students and n/a reduced lunch students.

Polk County High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 62.0%, which is 19% higher than the Tennessee average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students577
Teachers39
Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch
Reduced lunch

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Polk County High School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All60-64%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School60-64%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All60-64%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School60-64%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Polk County High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictTennesseeNational
Caucasian 97.7% 96.7% 66.6% 51.1%
African American 0.7% 0.7% 21.8% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.1% 1.7% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 1.3% 1.7% 8.0% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.4% 0.6% 1.5% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Benton Elementary56%2.2Benton, TN
Chilhowee Middle School45%2.2Benton, TN
Calhoun Elementary58%9.6Calhoun, TN
Charleston Elementary55%9.9Charleston, TN
Mountain View Elementary45%9.9Etowah, TN
Etowah Elementary40%10.2Etowah, TN

Benton demographics profile

StatisticBentonTennesseeNational
Population1,8216,548,009318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)60015391
Median age32.738.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%57%55%
Speak English97%93%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%

Education level achieved in Benton

IndexBentonTennesseeNational
Completed 8th grade71.0%82.0%84.3%
Completed high school64.1%79.9%83.0%
Completed some college33.6%53.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree15.7%32.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors6.5%25.4%30.3%
Completed masters1.4%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Polk County High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.