Polk County Public School

Find Polk County Florida public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools, school districts, boards, systems and PTAs. Public schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher student ratios.

ACE Charter School 710 East Bella Vista Street Lakeland FL 33805 863-686-3189

Achievement Academy 716 East Bella Vista Street Lakeland FL 33805 863-683-6504

Adolescent Residential Center 5970 South Orange Blossom Trail Davenport FL 33896 407-846-5294

Alpi Frostproof Child Development Center 701 Hopson Road Frostproof FL 33843 863-635-3396

Alta Vista Elementary School 801 Scenic Highway Haines FL 33844 863-421-3235

Alturas Elementary School 420 4th Street Alturas FL 33820 863-519-3917

Amikids Baton Rouge School 618 North Massachusetts Avenue Lakeland FL 33801 863-682-7600

Auburndale High School 1 Bloodhound Trail Auburndale FL 33823 863-965-6200

Bartow Elementary Academy 590 South Wilson Avenue Bartow FL 33830 863-534-7410

Bartow High School 1270 South Broadway Avenue Bartow FL 33830 863-534-7400

Bartow Middle School 550 East Clower Street Bartow FL 33830 863-534-7415

Ben Hill Griffin Junior Elementary School 501 McCloud Road Frostproof FL 33843 863-635-7820

Berkley Accelerated Middle School 5316 Berkley Road Auburndale FL 33823 863-984-2400

Berkley Elementary School 5240 Berkley Road Auburndale FL 33823 863-968-5024

Bethune Academy 900 Avenue F Haines FL 33844 863-421-3334

Bill Duncan Opportunity Center 3333 Winter Lake Road Lakeland FL 33803 863-499-2860

Blake Elementary School 510 Hartsell Avenue Lakeland FL 33815 863-499-2870

Bok Academy 13895 US Highway 27 Lake Wales FL 33859 863-638-1010

Boone Middle School 225 South 22nd Street Haines FL 33844 863-421-3302

Carlton School 3725 Cleveland Heights Boulevard Lakeland FL 33803 863-648-3510

What is a Public School?

A public school is any educational institution which is funded by taxpayer money. This type of education is administered and overseen by a school board which is responsible to the citizens of a particular community. Public schools usually teach their students according to the standard curriculum approved by local school boards operating within educational guidelines and standards set at the state and federal levels.

Public schools work to ensure that all students have access to the basic educational programs required by state and federal laws. In contrast, private schools must meet educational standards set by their particular guidelines or charters and usually require parents to pay tuition expenses. In addition to education programs, public schools often provide additional services to qualified students, including on-site health care, counseling, and after-school activities such as sports programs.