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Polk Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (225) 383-2611

408 East Polk

Baton Rouge, Louisiana


About Polk Elementary School
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

Polk Elementary School is located in the East Baton Rouge Parish district of the state of Louisiana. It is one of 86 schools in its district.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Prekindergarten to 5th Grade and has an enrolment of 172 students - compared to other schools in Louisiana, this is a relatively small school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $55,770, which is higher than the Louisiana state average of $48,011.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Polk Elementary School 172$17,6448$55,7700.34
McKinley Senior High School (0.3 miles) 1419$9,098$59,8220.27
Buchanan Elementary School (0.35 miles) 361$12,083$50,3990.46
LSU Laboratory School (0.84 miles) 141716$55,5420.28
B. R. Foreign Language Acad. Immersion Magnet (0.96 miles) 297$11,529$54,3170.52
Baton Rouge Magnet High School (2.08 miles) 1498$7,048$74,0510.64

Polk Elementary School

Number of pupils172
Funding per pupil$17,644
Pupils per teacher8
Average teacher salary$55,770
Diversity index0.34

McKinley Senior High School (0.3 miles)

Number of pupils1419
Funding per pupil$9,098
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$59,822
Diversity index0.27

Buchanan Elementary School (0.35 miles)

Number of pupils361
Funding per pupil$12,083
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$50,399
Diversity index0.46

LSU Laboratory School (0.84 miles)

Number of pupils1417
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$55,542
Diversity index0.28

B. R. Foreign Language Acad. Immersion Magnet (0.96 miles)

Number of pupils297
Funding per pupil$11,529
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$54,317
Diversity index0.52

Baton Rouge Magnet High School (2.08 miles)

Number of pupils1498
Funding per pupil$7,048
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$74,051
Diversity index0.64
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Rankings within Louisiana
There are 1,400 schools in Louisiana. Rankings don't always go up to 1,400 because some schools have missing data.
1273rdlargest school
868thhighest number of FTE teachers
406thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
121sthighest average teaching salary
645thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
922ndhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
832ndhighest diversity index
32ndhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten - 5th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 177 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 177 days

12th Grade: 177 days

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