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  • North Polk West Elementary School
  • 1400 W Broadway, Polk City
  • North Polk Comm School District
  • Grades: PK - 4 · Students: 458
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1

Polk City school information

IndexPolk CityIowaNational
Average Test Scores94%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools11,10179,221
Total private schoolsn/a20824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Polk City, IA educational system consists of 1 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Polk City public schools have average test scores of 94% which is 20% higher than than the Iowa average and 90% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Polk City public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.8% have completed high school, 39.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Polk City

IndexPolk CityIowaNational
Completed 8th grade95.3%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school94.8%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college73.4%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree50.5%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors39.7%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters10.2%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.1%1.3%

Polk City, IA School Districts

North Polk Community School District

There are a total of 1 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Polk City. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Polk City, IA schools is 94%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Polk City, IA, an average of 95.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 94.8% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Polk City schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Polk City, IA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Johnston, IA19,49190%83%
Alleman, IA49990%82%
Ankeny, IA53,41389%82%
Waukee, IA16,95588%79%
Dallas Center, IA1,85187%77%
Polk City, IA4,11594%90%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Crawfordville, FL4,11554%11%
Waverly, TN4,11558%19%
Louisville, TN4,11457%16%
Lawrenceville, NJ4,11650%2%
Ridgeland, SC4,11637%25%
Polk City, IA4,11594%90%
Source: The Polk City, IA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.
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