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Back to School 8/22!

The 2018-2019 school year begins on Wednesday, August 22 – here’s everything you need to know to start the year off on the right foot.

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Welcome to TPS

Welcome

Tulsa Public Schools is the destination for extraordinary educators who work with our community and families to ignite the joy of learning and prepare every student for the greatest success in college, careers and life.

Our Strategic Plan

BE INSPIRED. BE HERE.

Tulsa is an amazing community to live, work, and grow! We have a diverse community that needs people like YOU to ensure our students are successful.

Career opportunities

Pre-K enrollment is open!

Students who complete pre-k build a strong foundation for academic, social, and personal success. Our pre-k programs focus on teaching students the basics they will need as they begin their educational journey while they learn social and problem-solving skills that will lead the way to a bright future.

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In The Spotlight

Congratulations class of 2018!

Congratulations class of 2018!

Teachers, families, and school leaders have worked hard to make sure students stay on track to earn their diplomas. Our graduation rates have increased by 14 percentage points over the last four years, and we hope to continue that trend with our newest graduates!

Emerson Montessori

Emerson Montessori

In August 2018, Emerson Elementary School will become the first public Montessori school in Oklahoma! Montessori classes are learning laboratories in which children are allowed to explore, discover, and select their own work. Emerson will serve students in pre-kindergarten through lower elementary and will expand each year through sixth grade.

Dual language and immersion programs

Dual language and immersion programs

Learning a second language at a young age is much easier than doing so later in life. Being bilingual can also increase advantages in the job market, improve problem-solving, and open up social and cultural opportunities. Tulsa Public Schools can create a smooth path for your child through our dual language curriculum and language immersion programs.

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Celebrating Team Tulsa!

Celebrating Team Tulsa!

This year’s retirees and employees who reached 25, 35, 40, and 45 years of service celebrated their accomplishments at a fun event held at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum. We are so grateful to our employees for their dedication to Tulsa’s students and families! In total, this year’s honorees contributed a combined 3,921 years of service!

Our Core Values

Equity

Our diversity is a community treasure, and we must foster an inclusive environment by examining biases and resolving unfair practices. Valuing equity means that we must provide resources and supports matched to student need, for every student in every school.

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Equity

Character

We are honest, trustworthy and have high standards of behavior. We make decisions, take action and approach our work based on what is best for our students and their success. We do the right thing even when it is hard. 

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Excellence

Tulsa needs and expects world-class public schools. Achieving excellence means striving for it every moment of every day. It means sweating the small stuff while we focus on the big picture with determination and persistence.

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Team

We care for one another, support the personal and professional development of one another, and work together to improve our community. Together we celebrate success, learn from struggles and invest in the development of our teams and team members. 

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Joy

We foster exuberant classrooms, schools and places of work where children and adults pursue their passions and are relentlessly curious. Play is invaluable for students and adults alike. Joy at school and at work makes us more productive, because when we create, innovate and imagine, our motivation grows. 

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Tulsa Voices

“It makes me very proud to work for a district that would be concerned enough about their students exploring educational equity.”
Andrea Fields, Sequoyah Elementary Special Education teacher and Equity Ambassador

Andrea Fields

Teacher, Sequoyah Elementary

"Introducing engineering in 7th and 8th grade gives students the opportunity to explore what is out there and see what they really want to do."
Krystal Hutchinson,  East Central Junior High School

Krystal Hutchinson

Teacher, East Central Junior High School

"The data dashboards were created from the ground up in collaboration with the real experts - our teachers and principals."
Stephen Fedore  Data, Analytics, and IT

Stephen Fedore

Data, Analytics, and IT

"When we talk about student growth, it's not just in their reading scores, it's in their identities as readers."
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Leslie Parr

Teacher, Anderson Elementary

“We can get you to college, we can get you to CareerTech, and we can get you into a career afterwards. Just show up, and we’ll help you.”
Shelly Holman  Principal, Webster High School

Shelly Holman

Principal, Webster High School

Fast Facts

40,000

Students Enrolled

7,000

Employees

86

Schools and Charter Partners

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