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Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

123 Park Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
P: +1 405-297-8945

Overview

Quality, commitment and accountability - these are just a few of the words that reflect the sweeping changes and improvements in education in Oklahoma City. 

In 2001, Oklahoma City voters approved MAPS for Kids, a comprehensive education reform plan that raised $700 million for Oklahoma City Public Schools and 23 surrounding school districts. In addition to building seven schools and renovating 65 others, the plan called for strategic academic reforms; improved student achievement; restored classroom discipline; and increased accountability. 

Oklahoma schools have received national recognition for alternative education, early childhood accessibility and the increasing number of teachers earning National Board Certification - the profession's top credential. 

There are also several excellent suburban school districts within and adjacent to Oklahoma City, including Putnam City Schools, which was named by Money magazine as one of the nation's "top 100 schools in towns you can afford." In addition to Oklahoma City and Putnam City Schools, other school districts located in Oklahoma County include: Choctaw/Nicoma Park, Crooked Oak, Deer Creek, Edmond, Jones, Luther, McLoud, Mid-Del, Millwood and Moore. 

Oklahoma students score above the national average on the SAT and have seen the largest performance increase on the ACT test over the last 13 years in the Southwest Region. In fact, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM), a tuition-free residential high school in Oklahoma City for juniors and seniors with exceptional ability in math and science, has achieved the highest composite ACT scores of any high school in the country twice since 1998, and has produced 225 National Merit Scholars in the 14 years it has been in operation. Oklahoma City's Classen High School of Advanced Studies also offers an International Baccalaureate diploma program for international or internationally-minded students. 


Attainment

Public

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Innovation and improvement are the watchwords of the Oklahoma City Public Schools. The district covers 134 square miles and includes 60 elementary schools, 17 middle schools, and 13 high schools. Five of these schools – Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School, Classen High School of Advanced Studies, John Marshall High School, Nichols Hills Elementary and Quail Creek Elementary School – are National Blue Ribbon Schools. Classen High School also offers an International Baccalaureate diploma program for international or internationally-minded students. With a student population of more than 40,000, it is the second-largest school district in the state and one of the few urban districts in the nation with a growing enrollment. The average household income for the district is $40,051.
Quick Facts:
  • 97.5 percent graduation rate
  • Average student-teacher ratios are:
  • Elementary: 21.4:1 Middle School: 20.1:1 High School: 18.5:1 Average class size: 19.2
  • 132 National Board Certified Teachers
  • 29.8 percent of certified staff with advanced degrees
  • 11.6 years average teaching experience
  • Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled in foreign language classes
  • 9,798 students were identified as English Language Learner (ELL) students representing approximately 43 native languages
Learn more about public schools in the Greater Oklahoma City region here.

Private

Greater Oklahoma City has a variety of private schools that offer world-class educations. Click here for a list of the Greater Oklahoma City private schools who are members of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

Charter

The number of Charter Schools is growing in Greater Oklahoma City. Charter schools are public schools established by contract with sponsors and often promote a specific curriculum and learning style. Several Greater Oklahoma City school districts are authorized by state law to have charter schools -- Choctaw-Nicoma Park, Edmond, Mid-Del, Moore, Mustang, Oklahoma City and Putnam City. 

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and other organizations are working with the Oklahoma legislature to expand the utilization of charter schools. Expansion of charter schools will allow districts to improve their performance as well as give parents more options for their children's educations.

Overview

Oklahoma City is a community clearly committed to higher education. With 18 public and private colleges, including two comprehensive universities, Greater Oklahoma City offers its citizens with a wide range of higher education choices. The region serves more than 125,000 college students.

View data for year:
Type Count
Public Schools 504
Primary 293
Name Count
Agra 1
Alex 1
Alexis Rainbow (Charter) 1
Amber-Pocasset 1
Asher 1
Banner 1
Bethany 2
Bethel 1
Blanchard 2
Bridge Creek 1
Byars 1
Calumet 1
Carney 1
Cashion 1
Chandler 2
Chickasha 2
Choctaw-Nicoma Park 6
Coyle 1
Crescent 1
Crooked Oak 1
Crutcho 1
Cushing 5
Dale 1
Darlington 1
Davenport 1
Deer Creek 5
Dibble 1
Dover 1
Dove Science Es(Charter) 1
Earlsboro 1
Edmond 16
El Reno 3
Friend 1
Glencoe 1
Grove 1
Guthrie 3
Harrah 2
Hennessey 1
Hupfeld/W Village (Charter) 1
Jones 1
Kingfisher 2
Lexington 1
Little Axe 1
Lomega 1
Luther 1
Macomb 1
Maple 1
Maud 1
Mcloud 1
Meeker 1
Middleberg 1
Midwest City-Del City 17
Millwood 1
Minco 1
Moore 23
Mulhall-Orlando 1
Mustang 7
Newcastle 2
Ninnekah 1
Noble 2
Norman 18
North Rock Creek 1
Oakdale 1
Oak Grove 1
Okarche 1
Oklahoma City 56
Perkins-Tryon 2
Piedmont 4
Pioneer 1
Pleasant Grove 1
Prague 1
Purcell 2
Putnam City 19
Ripley 1
Riverside 1
Robin Hill 1
Rush Springs 1
Santa Fe South Es (Charter) 1
Shawnee 5
South Rock Creek 1
Stillwater 6
Stroud 1
Tecumseh 3
Tuttle 1
Union City 1
Verden 1
Wanette 1
Washington 1
Wayne 1
Wellston 1
Western Heights 4
White Rock 1
Yale 1
Yukon 7
Middle 105
Name Count
Amber-Pocasset 1
Astec (Charter) 1
Bethany 1
Bethel 1
Blanchard 1
Bridge Creek 1
Calumet 1
Chandler 1
Chickasha 2
Choctaw-Nicoma Park 2
Crescent 1
Crooked Oak 1
Cushing 1
Dale 1
Deer Creek 2
Dibble 1
Edmond 5
El Reno 2
Guthrie 2
Harrah 2
Hennessey 1
Independence Middle School (Charter) 1
Jones 1
Kingfisher 1
Kipp Reach Coll (Charter) 1
Lexington 2
Little Axe 1
Luther 1
Mcloud 1
Meeker 1
Midwest City-Del City 5
Minco 1
Moore 5
Mustang 4
Newcastle 1
Ninnekah 1
Noble 2
Norman 4
Okarche 1
Oklahoma City 13
Perkins-Tryon 1
Piedmont 2
Prague 1
Purcell 1
Putnam City 5
Rush Springs 1
Santa Fe South Ms (Charter) 1
Shawnee 1
Stillwater 1
Stroud 1
Tecumseh 1
Tuttle 2
Washington 1
Wayne 1
Wellston 1
Western Heights 2
Yale 1
Yukon 3
High 98
Name Count
Agra 1
Alex 1
Amber-Pocasset 1
Asher 1
Astec (Charter) 1
Bethany 1
Bethel 1
Blanchard 1
Bridge Creek 1
Calumet 1
Carney 1
Cashion 1
Chandler 1
Chickasha 1
Choctaw-Nicoma Park 1
Coyle 1
Crescent 1
Crooked Oak 1
Cushing 1
Dale 1
Davenport 1
Deer Creek 1
Dibble 1
Dover 1
Earlsboro 1
Edmond 3
El Reno 1
Glencoe 1
Guthrie 1
Harding (Charter) 1
Harding Fine Arts (Charter) 1
Harper Academy (Charter) 1
Harrah 1
Hennessey 1
Jones 1
Kingfisher 1
Lexington 1
Little Axe 1
Lomega 1
Luther 1
Macomb 1
Mcloud 1
Meeker 1
Midwest City-Del City 3
Millwood 1
Minco 1
Moore 3
Mulhall-Orlando 1
Mustang 1
Newcastle 1
Ninnekah 1
Noble 1
Norman 3
Okarche 1
Oklahoma City 11
Perkins-Tryon 1
Piedmont 1
Prague 1
Purcell 1
Putnam City 3
Ripley 1
Rush Springs 1
Santa Fe South Hs (Charter) 1
Shawnee 1
Stillwater 1
Stroud 1
Tecumseh 2
Tuttle 1
Union City 1
Verden 1
Wanette 1
Washington 1
Wayne 1
Wellston 1
Western Heights 1
Yale 1
Yukon 1
Other 8
Name Count
Choctaw-Nicoma Park Charter 1
Dove Science Academy (Charter) 1
El Reno 1
Epic Charter Schools 1
Harrah 1
Seeworth Academy (Charter) 1
Stillwater 1
Western Heights 1
Not Specified 0
Private Schools 51
Elementary 36
Name Count
Catholic 13
Nonsectarian 8
Other religion 15
Secondary 4
Name Count
Catholic 2
Nonsectarian 2
Combined 11
Name Count
Nonsectarian 1
Other religion 10
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