About Us

POLK COUNTY SCHOOLS is a public school system in Western North Carolina serving approximately 2,500 students.  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 Blue Ridge Mountains.
POLKStudents highlights our student's involvement and accomplishments.
Our Mission:
The mission of Polk County High School, in partnership with parents and community, is to prepare and inspire each student to be a literate, responsible, productive member of a diverse society who believes learning is a lifelong process.
We Share the Following Beliefs:
  • All students can learn.
  • Student learning is the chief priority for the school.
  • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Challenging expectations increase individual student performance.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • Students need to apply learning in meaningful contexts.
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
  • Students learn in different ways and should be provided a variety of instructional approaches.