Our History

Polk Avenue Elementary is a charter school located within the city limits of the town of Lake Wales. It is a charming school with endearing features including the architecture of the 1930’s. The original Polk Avenue Elementary facility was built in 1939 by the Work Progress Administration during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. The campus is made up of 5 classroom wings varying in size, a separate cafeteria, 6 portables provided by Polk County School Board and the original auditorium in the main wing built in 1939.