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Oklahoma Education

A Profile on Oklahoma Education and Schools


Oklahoma Education

Oklahoma State Department of Education

Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction:

Janet Barresi

District/School Information

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 522 public school districts in Oklahoma.

Number of Public Schools: There are 1803public schools in Oklahoma. ****

Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 666,120 public school students in Oklahoma. ****

Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 41,349 public school teachers in Oklahoma.****

Number of Charter Schools: There are 21 charter schools in Oklahoma.

Per Pupil Spending: Oklahoma spends $7,690 per pupil in public education. ****

Average Class Size: The average class size In Oklahoma is 16.1 students per 1 teacher. ****

% of Title I Schools: 66.5% of schools in Oklahoma are Title I Schools.****

% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 14.8% of students in Oklahoma are on IEP's. ****

% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 6.7% of students in Oklahoma are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****

% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 61.1% of student in Oklahoma schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****

Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****

White: 53.6%

Black: 9.7%

Hispanic: 13.1%

Asian: 1.8%

Pacific Islander: 0.2%

American Indian/Alaskan Native: 16.6%

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: 276 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Oklahoma. The U.S. average was 284.

Reading: 262 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Oklahoma. The U.S. average was 266.

% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 60.2% of students in Oklahoma go on to attend some level of college. ***

Private Schools

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.*

Teacher Pay

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

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