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Georgia Polk County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 20, 1851

Population: 38,127

Total Area: 311.2 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Cedartown (County Seat)

• Aragon
• Rockmart


Created from parts of Floyd and Paulding counties, Polk County was named for President James K. Polk.

Cedartown carries the same name as a Creek Indian town previously found in the area. The name comes from the many Red Cedar trees around the county.

Rockmart is at the end of a state-owned abandoned railroad line to Atlanta. Polk County has over a 15 mile paved section of the Silver Comet Trail. The first section of the trail starts in Paulding County and heads west to Polk County. The second part of the trail runs from Coot's Lake Road to historical Downtown Rockmart. The important part of the trail, located in Cedartown, is not paved and still has railroad tracks on the trail. This part of the Silver Comet Trail connects Georgia to the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama.

Cedartown's Big Spring is the largest natural limestone spring in the South.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the downtown district of Cedartown, an example of 1890s architecture. Also included is the Hawkes Children's Library, built in 1921. It is now a museum.

Polk County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 311.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 136.0 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 28.6%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 13.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 7.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.66 persons compared to an average family size of 3.09 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $35,014. Per capita income grew by 10.6% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

 

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 42,298 Covered Employment 11,880
   Growth (%) since 1990 25.1%    Average wage per job $30,604
Households (2000) 14,012 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 30.7%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 21,213    Average wage per job $35,014
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.4 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 3.1%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $25,214    Average wage per job $42,916
Median Household Income (2008) $39,067 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 16.4    Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 63.3 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 1.9%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.0    Average wage per job $36,811

 

 

1. CEDARTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 167 Frank Lott Dr, Cedartown, GA 30125
Phone: (770) 748-0490
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 1,076
Grades: 9-12

2. CEDARTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 612 S College St, Cedartown, GA 30125
Phone: (770) 749-8850
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 930
Grades: 6-8

3. CHEROKEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 191 Evergreen Ln, Cedartown, GA 30125
Phone: (770) 748-5614
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 822
Grades: PK-5

4. EASTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 425 Prospect Rd, Rockmart, GA 30153
Phone: (770) 684-5335
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 836 1-5

5. EUHARLEE KINDERGARTEN
Address: 120 Gordon St, Rockmart, GA 30153
Phone: (770) 684-6134
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 311
Grades: PK-KG

6. GOODYEAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 510 N Piedmont Ave, Rockmart, GA 30153
Phone: (770) 684-6924
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 512
Grades: KG-5

7. HARPST ACADEMY
Address: 740 Fletcher St, Cedartown, GA 30125
Phone: (770) 748-1500
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 49 4-12

8. NORTHSIDE ELEMENTARY
Address: 100 N Philpot St, Cedartown, GA 30125
Phone: (770) 748-4932
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 583
Grades: PK-5

9. ROCKMART HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 990 Cartersville Hwy, Rockmart, GA 30153
Phone: (770) 684-5432
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 813
Grades: 9-12

10. ROCKMART MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 60 Knox Mountain Rd, Rockmart, GA 30153
Phone: (678) 757-1479
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 719
Grades: 6-8

11. WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 51 Frank Lott Dr, Cedartown, GA 30125
Phone: (770) 748-0831
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 803
Grades: PK-5


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