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ABOUT THE DISTRICT • ABOUT TPS



About TPS

Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) is a large and diverse urban district with a commitment to excellence by providing educational options to fit a number of learning styles.

TPS is the largest school district in northeast Oklahoma with 40,000 students and 6,800 employees. To serve this diverse student base, the district provides a number of educational options including:

  • graduate Magnet schools providing career specialization
  • Demonstration schools
  • Dual-language immersion specializing in Spanish and French
  • National award-winning early childhood schools
  • Online education at Tulsa Learning Academy
  • International Baccalaureate Programme
  • College/Tech concurrent enrollment.

Mission: Excellence and High Expectations with Commitment to All

The mission of TPS is to provide quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without exception. These goals are accomplished through five core goals:

  • Student learning and performance
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Leadership sustainability
  • Financial sustainability
  • Safety and security

Contact:

To enroll, visit www.TulsaSchools.org/Enroll
For careers, visit www.TulsaSchools.org/Careers
To learn about our school board: visit www.TulsaSchools.org/Board

Demographics (2014-15):

As listed in the official Oct.1 membership report.

group of students
Students
Total 2014-15  100%   39,999
Female  48.82% 19,528
Male 51.18% 20,471
Hispanic 30.42% 12,168
Anglo 27.01% 10,803
African American 26.14% 10,454
Mixed-Race  8.78%  3,509
Native American  5.6% 2,391
Student Enrollment by Program
Magnet School Enrollment   5,220
Int’l Baccalaureate High School Students 127
Dual Language Immersion Students 1,135
Concurrent College/Tech Enrollment 571
Alternative Schools 541
Tulsa Learning Academy-Online  164
English Language Learners 7,382
Special Education  6,628
Free or Reduced Lunch * 31,038 *

* The free/reduced meals data is a snapshot from the official Oct. 1 membership report. The data may not match the Title I or low-income student count reports.

Employees and Education
Total Employees   100%  6,837
Certified to Teach  49.20% 3,364
College Degrees BA/BS 35.57% 2,432
Masters Level 15.80% 1,080
Doctorate Level 0.76%  52

Rogers College High School at duskEducation Sites:

  • 3 Early Childhood Schools
  • 53 Elementary Schools
  • 12 Middle and Junior High Schools
  • 9 High Schools
  • 9 Alternative Schools
  • 16 Program Sites

TPS owns and operates the largest bus fleet in the state transporting more than 15,000 students daily.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • 2014 Henry Bellmon Sustainability Award for Positive Environmental Impact for its use of CNG Buses
  • One of eight districts in the US working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the Empowering Effective Teachers Initiative
  • Recent School and Students Awards including:
    • Eisenhower Elementary - National Blue Ribbon School
    • Booker T. Washington and Edison Preparatory High Schools - Top 5 Most Challenging High Schools in Oklahoma by the Washington Post
    • Wallace Foundation $800,000 grant to assist in strengthening principal supervisors -- known as Instructional Leadership Directors (ILDs)
    • Oklahoma State Counseling Association OSCAR awards for accountability in school counseling  for Jones Elementary, Skelly and Mayo Elementary Schools
    • Gates Millennium Scholars Program – Ryan Pendleton and Hartley Russell, Edison Preparatory School
    • State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence – Six students from the District
    • 72 students designated as Oklahoma Academic Scholars by the State Board of Education
    • Three Tulsa Public Schools seniors were named to the 2014 Presidential Scholars Program - Edison Preparatory students Bradley Morrow and Kristina Scott and Booker T. Washington's Connor Swan
    • Edison Preparatory High School was selected to participate in the new Advanced Placement AP Capstone diploma program
    • The Booker T. Washington junior varsity academic team beat out seven teams to win a national tournament
    • The Eliot Elementary 5th grade Enrichment Thinking Center students finished first in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl
    • Booker T. Washington High School's Arel Rende repeated as national champion in United States Extemporaneous speaking
    • Memorial High School teacher Lane Matheson, was honored at the annual FIRST World Championship with the Woodie Flowers Award
    • Grissom Elementary gifted and talented teacher Lynnette Shouse was named Tulsa Public School's 2014 Teacher of the Year
    • Memorial High School's boys basketball team repeated as Class 5A state champions in 2014 -this is Memorial's sixth state title
    • East Central Lady Cardinals finished as runners-up in the 2014 Class 5A state basketball championship
    • Gil Cloud, Tulsa Public Schools director of athletics, was inducted into the 2014 Northeastern State University Athletics Hall of Fame
    • 2013 Administrator of the Year Award by the Oklahoma Association of Pupil Transportation

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