About Us


Principal Jordan Mangum





Hello Polk Families and Community!

As the new principal of Polk Elementary, I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year. More than ever, I am excited for school to begin simply because I cannot wait to get to know each of you. This is an incredible community, and as we work together we will have an incredible year of learning for our amazing Polk students. Together we will continue to focus on creating a strong community of scholars who are Polk Proud: Prepared, On-task Learners, & Kind. 

To help get you ready for this new school year here are a few important items of information:

  • Back-to-School Night: Thursday, August 17, 5:00-6:30 pm

    • Class assignments will be given out and students can come meet their teacher and see their new classrooms! Registration help will also be available, as well as information on YMCA Club and Preschool. 

  • Bell Schedule: 

    • Monday-Thursday: 8:20 am - 2:55 pm

    • Fridays/Minimum Days: 8:20 am - 12:20 pm

  • First Day of School

    • Grades 1 - 6: August 22 (Minimum Day)

    • Kindergarten: August 29

  • School Communication: SchoolBinder App

    • In an effort to streamline our communication, each teacher as well as the front office will be communicating with families and the Polk Community via the SchoolBinder App.  

  • Drop Off/Pick Up: When dropping off students in the morning and picking them up in the afternoon, please use the drop-off/pick-up lane. Please refer to the following map.

  • Safe Routes to School: For safe walking routes, please see the Safe Routes to School Map for Polk. Please note that the city will be providing crossing guards at the following intersections:

    • 26th St. & Harrison Blvd.

    • 24th St. & Polk Ave.

    • Polk Ave. & Binford Ave. 

I truly feel honored to be joining a school community with as much tradition, pride, and community involvement as Polk, and I look forward to serving your students. 


Dr. Jordan K. Mangum Principal, Polk Elementary

Polk History

Polk Elementary building exterior. Historical portion built in 1926

Polk Elementary

Polk Mission

Polk Elementary has high academic expectations for all students where they are actively engaged in meaningful and challenging learning activities on a daily basis so students are college, career and community ready.