Our Mission:  
Working together with parents, staff and community members, Polk Central strives to be a safe and inviting place where all students can learn and grow.

Our Beliefs:
  • Student learning is the chief priority for the school.
  • All students can learn.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support learning.
  • Curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate a variety of learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles.
  • Exceptional students (e.g. Special Education, Limited English Proficiency, Gifted and Talented, etc.) require special services.
  • Challenging expectations increase individual performance.

Battle of the Books Champions!

Polk Central Elementary captured top honors

Thursday in the Polk County Elementary Battle

of the Books at Polk County Middle School.

Fourth and fifth grade students from all four

Polk County elementary schools displayed

incredible teamwork skills and poise throughout

the six rounds of competition,

during which students answered

questions about 15 different books.


Central’s team, comprised of

Susan Anderson, Mia Bradley, Maggie Gowan,


Pitman, Tali Thompson and

Kinsley Wilson

and coached by

Brooke Benfield and

Sherrie Ford, advances

to the Region 8

tournament in Waynesville on April 24.

February Terrific Kids!! 

5th Graders working hard!! 


Red Ribbon Week!!

Students in fourth grade want the world to know that they are crazy 
about saying no to drugs!!





Teacher of the Year 2017-2018

We are delighted to announce Mrs. Kelleigh Powell 
as Polk Central's teacher of the year!