Average Teacher Salary in Polk County School District

The average teacher salary in Polk County School District is $41,346.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $20,450 $14,150 $14,790 $15,850 $24,990 $33,850
Kindergarten $48,090 $34,270 $41,330 $48,210 $57,760 $65,420
Elementary $48,710 $33,360 $39,250 $48,540 $59,420 $69,300
Middle school $43,450 $17,690 $34,760 $43,870 $55,530 $64,730
High school $46,030 $20,710 $35,740 $46,980 $57,230 $67,390

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,017
  • Full time teachers: 531
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 14 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 145
  • Instructional Coordinators: 3
  • Elementary Teachers: 279
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 41
  • Pre-K Teachers: 16
  • High School Teachers: 195
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 7,454

Financial Statistics for Polk County School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $23,079,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $46,513,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $6,450,000
  • Total revenue: $76,042,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $43,047,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $40,229,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $11,313,000
  • Expenditures per student: not available
  • Total expenditures: $79,989,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $20,352,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $5,535,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $1,131,000

Information on Schools within Polk County School District

Elementary Schools within the Polk County School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Cherokee Elementary School
191 Evergreen Ln
Cedartown, GA 30125
770-748-5614
  • Total: 822
  • Pre-k: 20
  • Kindergarten: 120
  • 1st grade: 180
  • 2nd grade: 128
  • 3rd grade: 133
  • 4th grade: 119
  • 5th grade: 122
14 to 1 60 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Eastside Elementary School
425 Prospect Rd
Rockmart, GA 30153
770-684-5335
  • Total: 836
  • Pre-k: 42
  • Kindergarten: 100
  • 1st grade: 84
  • 2nd grade: 85
  • 3rd grade: 92
  • 4th grade: 86
  • 5th grade: 96
16 to 1 52 1st Grade 5th Grade
Euharlee Kindergarten
120 Gordon St
Rockmart, GA 30153
770-684-6134
  • Total: 311
  • Pre-k: 148
  • Kindergarten: 163
16 to 1 20 Prekindergarten Kindergarten
Goodyear Elementary School
510 North Piedmont Ave
Rockmart, GA 30153
770-684-6924
  • Total: 512
  • Pre-k: 38
  • Kindergarten: 102
  • 1st grade: 103
  • 2nd grade: 102
  • 3rd grade: 82
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 72
13 to 1 40 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Northside Elementary
100 North Philpot St
Cedartown, GA 30125
770-748-4932
  • Total: 583
  • Pre-k: 59
  • Kindergarten: 102
  • 1st grade: 115
  • 2nd grade: 90
  • 3rd grade: 69
  • 4th grade: 73
  • 5th grade: 75
12 to 1 48 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Westside Elementary School
51 Frank Lott Dr
Cedartown, GA 30125
770-748-0831
  • Total: 803
  • Pre-k: 39
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 72
  • 2nd grade: 81
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 67
  • 5th grade: 68
15 to 1 54 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Polk County School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Cedartown Middle School
612 South College St
Cedartown, GA 30125
770-749-8850
  • Total: 930
  • 6th grade: 298
  • 7th grade: 303
  • 8th grade: 329
14 to 1 65 6th Grade 8th Grade
Rockmart Middle School
60 Knox Mountain Rd
Rockmart, GA 30153
678-757-1479
  • Total: 719
  • 6th grade: 257
  • 7th grade: 255
  • 8th grade: 207
13 to 1 56 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Polk County School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Cedartown High School
167 Frank Lott Dr
Cedartown, GA 30125
770-748-0490
  • Total: 1,076
  • 9th grade: 373
  • 10th grade: 252
  • 11th grade: 255
  • 12th grade: 196
13 to 1 81 9th Grade 12th Grade
Rockmart High School
990 Cartersville Hwy
Rockmart, GA 30153
770-684-5432
  • Total: 813
  • 9th grade: 242
  • 10th grade: 198
  • 11th grade: 185
  • 12th grade: 188
15 to 1 53 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Polk County School District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Harpst Academy
740 Fletcher St
Cedartown, GA 30125
770-748-1500
  • Total: 49
  • 4th grade: 1
  • 5th grade: 5
  • 6th grade: 7
  • 7th grade: 6
  • 8th grade: 8
  • 9th grade: 12
  • 10th grade: 4
  • 11th grade: 4
  • 12th grade: 2
13 to 1 4 4th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $15,617
  • Median family income: $37,847
  • Median male income: $24,841
  • Median female income: $16,193
  • Median income of a renter: $21,181
  • Median income of a home owner: $37,470
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    3,065 2,480 2,465 1,795 610