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.

Super Saturday

Super Saturday - Drumming Circle


As part of the Super Saturday activities, middle and high school students participated in a drumming circle. The drum circle is funded through a grant provided by the Tryon Fine Arts Council.

PCMS Bridge

PCMS Bridge Building Team


A little wood, a little glue and a lot of ingenuity have brought recognition in recent years to the PCMS model bridge building team. When the team won the western regional division of the NCDOT's annual competition March 14, it was for the third year in a row.

April Board of Education Meeting



Board of Education Meeting
 
The April meeting of the Polk County Board of Education has been moved to April 28, 2014.  This is a change from the normal meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month.

The meeting will be held in the Stearns Education Center Board Room at 6:30 PM.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact Polk County Schools at 894-3051.

Marsha Davis

Congratulations Ms.Davis! 


On March 7th, Channel 13 recognized Polk Central's 4th grade teacher, Marsha Davis, as a "Thanks to Teachers" winner.   Ms. Davis was recognized for her commitment to her students and her willingness to help each child be successful.


PCMS - Hot Air Balloon

  

7th graders at Polk County Middle School recently participated in Hot Air Balloon day. 7th graders studied layers of the atmosphere and then focused on the troposphere where we live. In the unit, they studied the factors that make up the weather including air pressure, temperature, humidity and different forms of air pollution.  PCMS thanks Bonnie Lingerfelt with REMAX who sponsored the balloon.  


High School - Math I, II, III


The brochure linked below introduces the new North Carolina mathematics pathway; Math I, Math II, and Math III.  The brochure was designed to help students and parents understand the transition from the Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II sequence to the new Math I, II & III sequence.




Read to Acheive

In July of 2012, the NC Legislature passed the Excellent Public Schools Act.  A component of this Act is the NC Read to Achieve initiative.  The goal of the Act is to ensure that all student leave 3rd grade with the Reading Skills necessary for success in school.  To learn more about the act and its requirements, click the link below.


Polk County ACT and SAT Results

   

Polk County Schools recently received the results of the 2012-13 administration of the national ACT and SAT assessments.  Polk County students continued to score well above the state and national average on these assessments.

SAT:  Polk County students ranked 6th in the state with a combined score of 1549.  The NC average score is 1479 and the national average is 1498.

ACT:  Polk County students ranked 6th in the state with a combined score of 19.9.  The NC average score is 18.4 and the national average is 20.9 .

Recent News

  • Saluda - PCHS Farm

    To kick-off Saluda Elementary's annual Read-a-thon, all students in grades PreK-5 visited the farm at Polk County High School.  Students learned about the PCHS Agricultural Education program by rotating through stations led by students in Mr. Barber's 4th period Horticulture II class who taught them about the hands-on activities that teach the high schoolers about welding, animal science, carpentry, and horticulture.  Elementary students were particularly interested in the school's goats, baby chicks and cow because the money raised from the Read-a-thon will be donated to Heifer International.  Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.  


    Posted May 7, 2013, 6:13 PM by Dave Scherping
  • PCHS FFA - State Champions

    The Polk FFA Land Judging Senior Team won the NCFFA State Land Judging Competition on April 6th and will be headed to the National Land Judging Competition in Oklahoma on May 2nd.
     
    The Junior Team was state runner-up in the junior land judging competition.

    Posted Apr 18, 2013, 4:17 PM by Dave Scherping
  • AdvancED Surveys
    As part of our District Accreditation processes, Polk County Schools is conducting the following Student & Parent Surveys.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete the survey.  If you have any difficulty accessing the survey or have questions about the survey you may contact Aaron Greene at (828) 894-3051.  

    On the survey, you will select the school you, or your child, attend.  This will ensure we direct the results to the appropriate location.  Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous, so your honest opinion is appreciated.  Paper copies of the survey are available upon request at each Polk County school site.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey and giving us your opinions and thoughts.  The link to the Surveys are found below:




    Posted Sep 10, 2013, 7:21 AM by Dave Scherping
  • Strategic Planning Input
    This form will allow parents or other community members to submit ideas, opinions, and feedback relative to the topics discussed at the Strategic Planning meetings held at each school.  Please feel free to offer any information you feel will help this process in the appropriate boxes under each "topic."  We are looking for big ideas and suggestions around these areas but welcome and appreciate any input you are willing to provide.  Thank you for your participation.



    Posted Apr 18, 2013, 4:14 PM by Dave Scherping
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