The Greater Oklahoma City region is always looking to the future for how it can make improvements on the quality of life for its residents. One key aspect of this is continued investments in its education systems. Quality, commitment, accountability and choice are a few of the words that reflect Oklahoma City’s dedication to the future of its children.
There are approximately 287,000 students currently enrolled in public or private schools in Pre-K through 12th grade throughout Greater Oklahoma City. The majority of these students – about 271,000 of them – are enrolled in public school, with the remainder enrolled in private education or homeschooled. The largest provider of public education in the metro area is the Oklahoma City Public School District, but the OKC metro boasts great schools in the surrounding suburbs as well. Other districts in Oklahoma County include Mustang, Yukon, Choctaw/Nicoma Park, Crooked Oak, Deer Creek, Edmond, Jones, Luther, McLoud, Mid-Del, Millwood, and Moore, to name a few.
Almost two decades ago, Oklahoma City voters approved MAPS for Kids, a comprehensive education reform plan that raised $700 million for Oklahoma City Public Schools and dozens of surrounding school districts. The program renovated or rebuilt more than 70 schools. OKCPS has also received a recent school bond investment and is embarking on its Pathway to Greatness plan, a reorganization of its resources so that every school in the district has more access to STEM-education resources, arts and physical education and community health resources.
The ongoing investments in our children have paid off: Oklahoma schools have received national recognition for alternative education, early childhood accessibility and the increasing number of teachers earning National Board Certification - the profession's top credential.