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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School Supplies

A Back to School Bash will then be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Tryon United Methodist Church in Tryon. The Bash will feature a free hot dog cookout with chips and drinks. The first 300 students attending will receive free school supplies. Free haircuts will be offered as well as free winter coats. The Lions Club will also offer free vision screening.


More information at: www.polkstudents.com

Polk County High FFA students make annual summer trip to camp

Some 40 members of the Polk County High School FFA Chapter attended FFA Camp at White Lake, N.C. in mid-June.


Polk County feels like home for new finance officer

Polk County Schools didn't have to look far to find a replacement for long-time finance officer Charlotte Sullivan. At its June 27 meeting, the Polk County Board of Education approved the hiring of Debora Lovelace as the district's new finance officer.


Sunny View prepares for summer reading with Book Day

Sunny View School celebrated "Book Day" on June 8 – a great end-of-year event to give the students a head start on their summer reading


Polk County Recreation opens youth soccer signups

Polk County Recreation has begun accepting signups for its fall youth soccer season