Florida Department of Education Announces Polk’s “Schools of Excellence”

Florida Department of Education Announces Polk’s “Schools of Excellence”

A list of Polk County's "Schools of Excellence."

Congratulations to our Schools of Excellence recognized by the Florida Department of Education:

Bartow Elementary Academy
Brigham Academy
Chain of Lakes Elementary
Highlands Grove Elementary
Lawton Chiles Middle Academy
Lincoln Avenue Academy
Union Academy
Valleyview Elementary

To be eligible for the honor, schools must earn an A or B in each of the most recent three years, and rank in the 80th percentile or higher in their category for at least two of the past three years. Qualifying schools retain the Excellence designation for up to three years and are granted more administrative flexibility under state law.