From Polk County Public Schools:

Polk County Public Schools opened its annual Community Feedback Survey on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Working with a committee, the Department of Assessment, Accountability & Evaluation created the Community Feedback Survey to measure public perception of the school district. Improving public perception is one of the goals of the school district’s current Strategic Plan.

The survey was first conducted in the 2016-17 school year to gather baseline data. Your participation in this year’s survey will allow us to gauge our progress in the various categories. The survey will be available to current students (grades 4 and higher), school and district staff, as well as parents and community members. Links to the surveys can be found below.

The survey will be open through Friday, April 26.

If you are both an employee and a parent, we would appreciate you taking both the Staff survey and Parent & Community survey.

We appreciate your participation. If you have questions about the Community Feedback Survey, please contact the Department of Assessment, Accountability and Evaluation at 863-534-0979.

Student Feedback:

Parent & Community Feedback:

Staff Feedback:

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Polk abrieron la Encuesta de Retroalimentación el lunes 8 de abril de 2019.

Trabando con un comité, el Departamento de Pruebas, Responsabilidad y Evaluación, creó la Encuesta de Retroalimentación de la Comunidad para medir la percepción del público sobre el distrito escolar. Mejorar la percepción pública es una de las metas del corriente Plan Estratégico del distrito escolar.

La encuesta fue conducida por primera vez en el año escolar 2016-17 para colectar datos de referencia. Su participación en la encuesta de este año nos permitirá medir el progreso en varias categorías. La encuesta estará disponible a estudiantes actuales (4to grado en adelante), personal escolar y del distrito, así como padres y miembros de la comunidad.

La encuesta permanecerá abierta hasta el viernes 26 de abril.

Si usted es ambos, empleado del distrito y padre, apreciaremos si toma ambas, la encuesta de Empleados y la encuesta de Padres y la Comunidad.

Apreciamos su participación. Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de la Encuesta de Retroalimentación de la Comunidad, por favor contacte al Departamento de Pruebas, Responsabilidad y Evaluación al 863-534-0979.

Retroalimentación de Estudiantes:

Retroalimentación de Padres y la Comunidad:

Retroalimentación de Empleados


We hope all of our students enjoy their Spring Break.  We all return to school on April 1 and jump right into testing on April 2, so get plenty of rest over the break.

Have fun.  Take a nap.  Read a book.  Enjoy your family, your friends and our beautiful weather.

Testing Dates

Testing is coming soon.  Please see the following table to know when your student will be testing.  Please remember it is very important for student to get to school on time, and have a good breakfast on testing days. A good night’s sleep the night before will also help.

Citrus Ridge:  A Civics Academy


State Testing Schedule


Test Name

Grades Testing Dates

FSA ELA Writing


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

FSA ELA Reading


Wednesday and Thursday,

April 3-4, 2019

FSA ELA Reading


Wednesday and Thursday,

May 1-2, 2019

FSA Math

FSA Algebra 1 EOC

FSA Geometry EOC


Tuesday and Wednesday,

May 7-8, 2019

Statewide Science Test

5 & 8

Thursday and Friday,

May 9-10, 2019

Civics EOC 7-8

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Here is a printable version if you would like to print it and put it on the refrigerator:

Testing Schedule

Middle School Track, Tennis and Golf

Middle school students interested in Track, Tennis or Golf need to meet with the coaches and/or tryout on Monday April 1st.  Students MUST have a sports physical on file in order to tryout.  For anyone needing a physical, the forms are in the back office.

Golf will meet from 3:00 – 3:15.  Track tryouts are 3:15 – 4:30.  Tennis tryouts are form 3:30 – 5:00.

Start Your Engines!!!

The 2nd annual Citrus Ridge Race Day is approaching.

Date: Thursday March 21, 2019

Location: Citrus Ridge Atrium

Times: 8:15 -9:00, 10:00-12:30 & 2:00-2:40


Next week, students in Mrs. Jodi Johnson’s classes will be racing  CO2  dragsters  that they created.   Last year’s Race Day was so exciting, we can’t wait to see this year’s cars.

Here’s a link to check out last year’s cars!


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Upcoming Events

Early School Dismissal
Apr 24 all-day

Additional Information: Schools throughout Polk County will dismiss students 2.5 hours early.r

Interim Reports
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day

Description of Event: Distribution Weekr
Additional Information: School Calendarsr

FSA Testing – ELA Grades 4-8
May 1 – May 2 all-day
FSA Testing – Math Grades 3-8
May 7 – May 8 all-day
FSA Testing – Science Grades 5 and 8
May 9 – May 10 all-day
May 13 – May 24 all-day

Additional Information: School Calendarsr