Polk Avenue Elementary School



Polk Avenue Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Polk Avenue Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 80
1 87
2 77
3 93
4 58
5 75
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Polk Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Lake Wales, FL in the Polk School District. It enrolls 470 students in grades 1st through 12th. Polk Avenue Elementary School is the 1,581st largest public school in Florida and the 24,417th largest nationally. It has 13.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 470
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 36
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,417th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Florida: 1,581st out of 2,297
Student/Teacher Rank in Florida: 555th out of 2,205
Full Time Teacher Rank in Florida: 1,463rd out of 2,205

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Polk Avenue Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 245
(52%)
34,787
(48%)
 Male 225
(48%)
37,087
(52%)

Polk Avenue Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 186
(40%)
21,142
(29%)
 White 164
(35%)
31,934
(44%)
 Black 105
(22%)
15,027
(21%)
 Two or More 12
(3%)
2,205
(3%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
1,103
(2%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
376
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
87
(0%)

Polk Avenue Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 403
(86%)
44,877
(62%)
 Not Eligible 45
(10%)
21,318
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 22
(5%)
5,679
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,272 ranked schools in Florida, Polk Avenue Elementary School is ranked 925th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Polk Avenue Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (90.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 61.9%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Polk Avenue Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 573
2006 544
2007 530
2008 505
2009 476
2010 495
2011 510
2012 470

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.9
2006 15.5
2007 13.6
2008 11.6
2009 14
2010 13.8
2011 13.4
2012 13.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.82722513089005
2006 0.86764705882353
2007 0.86603773584906
2008 0.89108910891089
2009 0.92857142857143
2010 0.88080808080808
2011 0.89019607843137
2012 0.90425531914894

Compare Polk Avenue Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,310.0% 13.1:1
 
1,380.9% 13.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 61.9%
 
This School 90.4%
 

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Public PK - 05 470 13.1:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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