Polk County Board of Education Chairman 
and Tryon Fire Chief 
Geoffrey M. Tennant

Polk County Schools is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Polk County Board of Education Chairman Geoffrey M. Tennant.

Tennant joined the Tryon High School faculty in 1966, beginning more than five decades of dedication to Polk County Schools.  He served as a teacher and coach at Tryon High, then became a member of the Board of Education in 1992 before becoming its chairman in 1996.

A memorial service for Polk County Board of Education chairman will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Polk County High School auditorium.  For those wishing to pay their respects, Mr. Tennant’s body will lie in repose beginning Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Polk County High School.

The service for Mr. Tennant will be streamed live at the link below.

Live Stream of Service

Polk County Schools Ranked as the Highest
Performing School District in NC for 2017-2018

The State Board of Education recently released test results for all school districts in NC.  The results ranked Polk County as the highest performing school district in NC.  For more information on Polk County's student performance, click on the link below.

2017-2018 Test Results



Polk County High School recorded the Senior Awards Night and 2019 Graduation ceremonies.

Click the links below to view the events.

Polk County High School Senior Awards 2019


Polk County Schools is a public school system in Western North Carolina serving approximately 2,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 13.  Our seven schools include one early college, one high school, one middle school and four elementary schools, all located in a small, mostly rural county in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  Polk County students are recognized locally and at the state and national level for their high academic performance on both State and National Assessments.

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State Test Results

In September of each year, North Carolina releases the official test results for all schools. The results will help our community understand how Polk County schools are performing in relation to other schools in the state.

More information at:

Polk County Schools maintains the Polk Students site to highlight academic accomplishment of our students.

The site contains photos, videos, and stories about classroom activities happening in our schools.

You can also join the Polk Students facebook page to receive notifications when the stories are updated.

For more information visit: www.polkstudents.com

Polk County Schools maintains the Polk Sports site to highlight athletic accomplishment of our students. The site is updated regularly with schedules, scores, and articles about the competitions. For more information visit: www.polksports.com