Welcome to Polk County, Tennessee- home of the beautiful Ocoee, Conasauga, and Hiwassee Rivers and the Cherokee National Forest! Polk County is located in the southeastern corner of Tennessee.
We are very proud of our students, our schools, and our communities. Our district consists of 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 2 high schools. We serve a population of 2,800 students.
May Calendar Update
Our May calendar has been updated to correctly show the schedule for the last week of school. We will not be in session on May 26 (Memorial Day). May 27 and 28 are regular school days (8:00-3:00). May 29 is a required inservice day- no classes. May 30 is an abbreviated day (8:00-10:00) when students may pick up their final report card.
The district calendar for 2014-15 is now available. To view a printable version, click here.
TN School Readiness Model
The TN School Readiness Model is intended to raise awareness about the role of families, communities, and schools collectively to create a nurturing environment to support children's health, development, and education starting from birth. The Kid Central TN website is designed to connect families with information about children's education, development, and health accessed by your zip code. For more information about the website, click here.
Ronald McDonald Mobile Health Clinic
Parents, the Ronald McDonald Mobile School-Based Health Clinic is at Benton Elementary School each Thursday. The clinic services include sick visits (sore throat, ear ache, cough, cold, etc.), prescription and over-the-counter medications, help with chronic conditions such as asthma, and referrals to other sources. If you are interested in signing up for this service, there are forms available at Benton Elementary and at Chilhowee Middle School. For more information you may call the Care Mobile at 423-298-4469 or the Care Mobile Program Coordinator at 423-260-6141.
District Calendar 2013-2014
You can view a printable version of our 2013-14 calendar as well as announcements regarding calendar events by clicking here.
Parents, if you would like more information about SchoolReach, our automated notification system, please visit the SchoolReach link under the Parents/Students menu at the upper right.
Polk County Schools Mission Statement
The mission of the Polk County Department of Education is to help each child acquire the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to become a productive citizen.
Section 504 and ADA Grievance Procedures
To view the Polk County Board of Education policy regarding Section 504 and ADA Grievance Procedures, click here. To view our Non-Discrimination Policy, click on the Disclaimer link at the bottom of this page. To translate, click the flag to select your choice of language.