Average Teacher Salary in Polk County Schools

The average teacher salary in Polk County Schools is $38,226.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $21,657 $16,405 $17,912 $20,255 $24,532 $28,470
Kindergarten $42,277 $31,470 $35,932 $41,287 $48,652 $56,160
Elementary $41,492 $30,097 $34,730 $40,797 $48,090 $54,287
Middle school $41,705 $31,010 $35,245 $41,090 $47,975 $53,697
High school $44,002 $30,975 $36,775 $43,852 $51,382 $58,625

How to Become a Teacher in Polk County Schools

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General Facts

  • Staff: 425
  • Full time teachers: 199
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 20 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 57
  • Instructional Coordinators: 5
  • Elementary Teachers: 97
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 102
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 2,490

Financial Statistics for Polk County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $10,127,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $15,366,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $2,003,000
  • Total revenue: $27,496,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $15,269,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $15,932,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $3,667,000
  • Expenditures per student: $90,000
  • Total expenditures: $25,260,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $8,422,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $2,349,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Polk County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Polk County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Polk Central
2141 South Nc9 Hwy
Mill Spring, NC 28756
828-894-8233
  • Total: 397
  • Kindergarten: 75
  • 1st grade: 68
  • 2nd grade: 67
  • 3rd grade: 70
  • 4th grade: 66
  • 5th grade: 51
10 to 1 40 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Saluda Elementary
214 East Main St
Saluda, NC 28773
828-749-5571
  • Total: 148
  • Kindergarten: 20
  • 1st grade: 25
  • 2nd grade: 18
  • 3rd grade: 34
  • 4th grade: 25
  • 5th grade: 26
12 to 1 12 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Sunny View Elementary
86 Sunny View School Rd
Mill Spring, NC 28756
828-625-4530
  • Total: 183
  • Kindergarten: 33
  • 1st grade: 36
  • 2nd grade: 36
  • 3rd grade: 18
  • 4th grade: 27
  • 5th grade: 33
15 to 1 12 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Tryon Elementary
100 School Placeace
Tryon, NC 28782
828-859-6584
  • Total: 435
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 63
  • 2nd grade: 67
  • 3rd grade: 80
  • 4th grade: 73
  • 5th grade: 57
13 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Polk County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Polk County Middle
321 Wolverine Trail
Mill Spring, NC 28756
828-894-2215
  • Total: 557
  • 6th grade: 187
  • 7th grade: 184
  • 8th grade: 186
13 to 1 42 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Polk County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Polk County High
1681 East Nc 108 Hwy
Columbus, NC 28722
828-894-2525
  • Total: 736
  • 9th grade: 221
  • 10th grade: 180
  • 11th grade: 177
  • 12th grade: 158
12 to 1 60 9th Grade 12th Grade
Polk County Virtual Early College
1681 East Nc 108 Hwy
Columbus, NC 28722
828-894-3051
  • Total: 34
  • 9th grade: 18
  • 10th grade: 13
  • 11th grade: 3
68 to 1 1 9th Grade 11th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $19,804
  • Median family income: $45,096
  • Median male income: $24,617
  • Median female income: $17,482
  • Median income of a renter: $27,400
  • Median income of a home owner: $39,813
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    1,025 1,230 1,410 1,110 525