Tryon Elementary School has been ranked as the traditional public school with the best teachers in North Carolina for 2019, according to niche.com.
The website, which uses a variety of criteria to develop a grade for each public, charter and private school in the state, ranked Tryon Elementary eighth overall in North Carolina among all elementary, middle and high schools. Seven charter schools topped the list.
Tryon received an A+ rating for its teachers.
“We are always pleased to receive notification that one or more of the schools in our district has earned high ratings from an independent reviewer such as Niche,” said Polk County Schools Superintendent Aaron Greene. “Tryon Elementary has a very strong and committed group of teachers and staff who put students and their education first every day and they are certainly deserving of this type of recognition.
“Given our academic success as a district last year, we would contend that all of our schools work very hard to serve students and deserve credit for the district’s overall Niche ranking of fourth in North Carolina. Any success we achieve results from the tremendous effort of our staff, hard work by our students and support and involvement from our families and community.”
Two other Polk County schools ranked in the top 25 – Saluda Elementary at 19th and Sunny View Elementary at 23rd. The district was the only one in the state with three schools in the top 25 and placed all four elementary schools in the top 50.
Polk County Middle School received an A for its teachers and Polk County High School received an A-.
In its 2019 ratings, Niche.com ranks Polk County Schools as the fourth best district in North Carolina as well as the safest disrict in the state and the best district in the state in which to teach.