Oklahoma City Public Schools

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Oklahoma City Public Schools
Location
900 North Klein Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
District information
Type Public, Primary, Secondary, Co-Educational, Independent
Motto Preparing students for success in school, work, and life
Grades PK - 12
Established 1889
Superintendent Aurora Lora
Schools 97
Budget $400 million[1]
Students and staff
Students 46,149[1]
Staff 4,600
Other information
Website www.okcps.org

The Oklahoma City Public Schools is a multicultural public school district serving most of the urban area of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is the largest primary and secondary education district in the state of Oklahoma with 97 schools and approximately 46,000 students enrolled students during the 2016–2017 school year.[1]

History[edit]

Subscription schools were the first schools in Oklahoma Territory, but public schools began to emerge in the 1890s, shortly before 1907 statehood. By 1909, Oklahoma City had ten public school buildings.[2] By 1930 the city had three high schools, six junior high schools, and 51 elementary schools with an enrollment of 38,593.[2]

Schools[edit]

High Schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Jefferson Middle School
  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • Taft Middle School
  • Jackson Middle School
  • Northeast Academy
  • Belle Isle Enterprise
  • Oklahoma Centennial Mid-High School
  • Rogers Middle School
  • Emerson Mid-high School
  • Douglass Mid-High School
  • Classen School of Advanced Studies
  • Webster Middle School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Oklahoma City Public Schools" http://www.usa.com/school-district-4022770.htm, USA.com (accessed April 19, 2013)
  2. ^ a b Wilson, Linda D. "Oklahoma City" http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/o/ok025.html, Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (accessed April 19, 2013)