Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Janet Barresi
Length of School Year: A minimum of 175 school days or 1080 school hours is required by Oklahoma state law.
Number of Public School Districts: There are 532 public school districts in Oklahoma.
Number of Public Schools: There are 1812 public schools in Oklahoma. ****
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 654,802 public school students in Oklahoma. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 42,615 public school teachers in Oklahoma.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 18 charter schools in Oklahoma.
Per Pupil Spending: Oklahoma spends $7,915 per pupil in public education. ****
Average Class Size: The average class size In Oklahoma is 15.4 students per 1 teacher. ****
% of Title I Schools: 62.8% of schools in Oklahoma are Title I Schools.****
% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 14.5% of students in Oklahoma are on IEP's. ****
% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 6.0% of students in Oklahoma are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 58.7% of student in Oklahoma schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Asian/Pacific Islander: 2.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 19.3%
School Assessment Data
Graduation Rate: 78.5% of all students entering high school in Oklahoma graduate. **
ACT/SAT rank: 166 students per 1000 in Oklahoma had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***
8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****
Math: 279 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Oklahoma. The U.S. average was 283.
Reading: 260 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Oklahoma. The U.S. average was 264.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 56.0% of students in Oklahoma go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 165 private schools in Oklahoma.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 28,474 private school students in Oklahoma.*
The average teacher pay for the state of Oklahoma was $41,053.33 in 2009.##
The state of Oklahoma has a teacher’s minimum salary schedule. However, some districts may negotiate salaries with their teachers.
*Data courtesy of Education Bug .
**Data courtesy of ED.gov
***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis
****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics
##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info