Average Teacher Salary in Polk County School District

The average teacher salary in Polk County School District is $41,494.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $30,680 $16,960 $18,380 $24,990 $43,450 $49,650
Kindergarten $42,240 $34,590 $37,260 $41,760 $47,490 $51,000
Elementary $43,700 $34,000 $37,340 $43,320 $50,160 $56,820
Middle school $44,560 $34,660 $38,000 $44,030 $50,510 $58,050
High school $46,290 $34,740 $39,070 $45,850 $52,700 $61,120

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General Facts

  • Staff: 320
  • Full time teachers: 178
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 15 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 39
  • Instructional Coordinators: 3
  • Elementary Teachers: 98
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 13
  • Pre-K Teachers: 7
  • High School Teachers: 58
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 2,766

Financial Statistics for Polk County School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $5,097,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $12,109,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $2,315,000
  • Total revenue: $19,521,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $12,221,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $10,838,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $3,000,000
  • Expenditures per student: $112,000
  • Total expenditures: $19,361,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $6,108,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $530,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $488,000

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
Benton Elementary School
215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
Benton, TN 37307
423-338-4510
  • Total: 533
  • Pre-k: 18
  • Kindergarten: 88
  • 1st grade: 90
  • 2nd grade: 81
  • 3rd grade: 86
  • 4th grade: 75
  • 5th grade: 95
16 to 1 34 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Copper Basin Elementary School
206 Cougar Dr
Copperhill, TN 37317
423-496-3271
  • Total: 439
  • Pre-k: 17
  • Kindergarten: 55
  • 1st grade: 63
  • 2nd grade: 60
  • 3rd grade: 63
  • 4th grade: 58
  • 5th grade: 57
  • 6th grade: 66
15 to 1 29 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
South Polk Elementary School
964 Old Federal Rd
Old Fort, TN 37362
423-338-4512
  • Total: 392
  • Pre-k: 39
  • Kindergarten: 67
  • 1st grade: 52
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 3rd grade: 67
  • 4th grade: 60
  • 5th grade: 67
15 to 1 26 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
Chilhowee Middle School
215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
Benton, TN 37307
423-338-3102
  • Total: 450
  • 6th grade: 145
  • 7th grade: 152
  • 8th grade: 153
18 to 1 25 6th Grade 8th Grade
Copper Basin High School
205 Cougar Dr
Copperhill, TN 37317
423-496-3291
  • Total: 340
  • 7th grade: 58
  • 8th grade: 61
  • 9th grade: 49
  • 10th grade: 57
  • 11th grade: 56
  • 12th grade: 59
13 to 1 27 7th Grade 12th 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
Copper Basin High School
205 Cougar Dr
Copperhill, TN 37317
423-496-3291
  • Total: 340
  • 7th grade: 58
  • 8th grade: 61
  • 9th grade: 49
  • 10th grade: 57
  • 11th grade: 56
  • 12th grade: 59
13 to 1 27 7th Grade 12th Grade
Polk County High School
7200 Hwy 411 North
Benton, TN 37307
423-338-4514
  • Total: 612
  • 9th grade: 149
  • 10th grade: 175
  • 11th grade: 151
  • 12th grade: 137
18 to 1 35 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $16,025
  • Median family income: $36,370
  • Median male income: $24,916
  • Median female income: $13,932
  • Median income of a renter: $19,146
  • Median income of a home owner: $33,508
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    1,420 1,245 1,180 680 260

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