Polk County OR Public School

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


Ash Creek Elementary School 1360 16th Street North Monmouth OR 97361 503-606-9016


Brush College Elementary School 2623 Doaks Ferry Road Northwest Salem OR 97304 503-399-3132

Central High School 1530 Monmouth Street Independence OR 97351 503-838-0480

Chapman Hill Elementary School 1500 Doaks Ferry Road Northwest Salem OR 97304 503-399-3195

Dallas High School 1250 Southeast Holman Avenue Dallas OR 97338 503-623-8336

Falls City High School 111 North Main Street Falls OR 97344 503-787-3521

Harritt Elementary School 2112 Linwood Street Northwest Salem OR 97304 503-399-3457

Henry Hill Elementary School 750 South 5th Street Independence OR 97351 503-838-0030

Independence Elementary School 150 South 4th Street Independence OR 97351 503-838-1322

Kalapuya Elementary School 2085 Wilmington Avenue Northwest Salem OR 97304 503-399-2110

LaCreole Middle School 701 Southeast Lacreole Drive Dallas OR 97338 503-623-6662

Lyle Elementary School 185 Southwest Levens Street Dallas OR 97338 503-623-8367

Monmouth Elementary School 958 Church Street East Monmouth OR 97361 503-838-1433

Myers Elementary School 2160 Jewel Street Northwest Salem OR 97304 503-399-3175

Oakdale Heights Elementary School 1375 Southwest Maple Street Dallas OR 97338 503-623-8316

Pedee Elementary School 12975 Kings Valley Highway Monmouth OR 97361 503-838-1933

Straub Middle School 1920 Wilmington Avenue Northwest Salem OR 97304 503-399-2030

Talmadge Middle School 51 South 16th Street Independence OR 97351 503-606-2252

Walker Middle School 1075 8th Street Northwest Salem OR 97304 503-399-3220

West Salem High School 1776 Titan Drive Northwest Salem OR 97304 503-399-5533

About Polk County Public Schools

Polk County Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in Polk County, OR. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including Oregon, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

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Polk County School District

Polk County Public Schools operate within school districts which are separate entities responsible for administering Public Schools. Polk County school districts are led by boards or commissions who set policy for the district and appoint a Superintendent of Schools. Board and commission members may be elected by voters within the district, or in some cases may be appointed by the legislative body that serves the Polk County district. While the Oregon State impose frameworks and some minimum requirements for length of school year, teacher qualifications, curriculum and other elements of public education, the Polk County school district has significant latitude within these frameworks and the authority to manage the day-to-day operation of Public Schools.

Types of Polk County Public Schools

Polk County Public Schools are largely organized into three groups, each serving different grade levels. Polk County Elementary Schools typically serve students from Pre-K, Kindergarten or Grade 1 through Grade 5 or Grade 6. While all Public School districts begin Primary School by Grade 1, not all offer Kindergarten or Pre-K grades. Polk County Middle Schools cover Grades 6 or 7 through Grade 8. Polk County High Schools covers Grades 9 through 12. In small school districts, all grades may be served in one school. The completion of Grade 12 is generally considered to indicate student readiness for post-secondary education.

Specialized Public Schools in Polk County

Many Public School districts offer alternatives to traditional Public School structures, including Charter Schools and Magnet Schools. Polk County Charter Schools are Public Schools initiated by a parent or community group or organization to serve a special population or to provide special curricula or instructional practices. They are formed by a special charter or agreement with the school district that grants them additional flexibility in how they operate. Polk County Magnet Schools are Public Schools that offer a specialized theme or subject emphasis, such as science and technology, international and cultural studies, or the arts.