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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Tulsa Public Schools is a public school district located in Tulsa, OK. It has 37,433 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 21% in reading.

Tulsa Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
21%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1140
382 responses
Average ACT
24
917 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
37,433
Free or Reduced Lunch
79.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,373
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$399,220,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,765/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    52%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$46,113
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$810
National
$949
Median Home Value
$133,900
National
$184,700

Tulsa Public Schools Reviews

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Tulsa Public Schools is a very low-income school system. I honestly didn't want to go there for high school. I have made some decent friends in the school though. The teachers I have had throughout my four years have cared about their students greatly. But the school itself lacks. There's a lot of things that could be improved, such as the uniform policies and the interior of the buildings. Also, they could use more teachers and smaller class sizes. They also need to do away with online courses as the students are having to teach themselves the course. The school also needs to stop budget-cutting so bad from school activities.
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Tulsa Public School prepared me to further my studies in medicine. The classes that I took were recommended by my counselor. I worked diligently to complete my class work and to pursue additional educational activities to further enhance my learning. I was recommended to use the Khan academy site also. This site enable me to understand some of the concepts of mathematics. With this understanding, I was able to assist my fellow students in their learning as well.
TPS also offered extracurricular activities such as tennis I was able to play at the Varsity level and entered several competitions with excellent scores. This social event enabled me to make friends out of the school atmosphere. I still keep in contact with some of the players.
I really like my children's elementary school. The staff are welcoming and helpful. The teachers really act like they care about the children. The school offers many opportunities for my children to experience such as learning to play the violin to creative expression in art class. I hope that I will continue to like the Tulsa Public School system as my children move into Jr. high and high School. I graduated from a Tulsa public high School. Looking back, I can remember my high school being just like any other high school. I had a couple teachers that could have been better teachers, but most of mine were great at teaching us what was required for us to learn. Overall, I wouldn't change much coming from my perspective. One thing I would like to see improve is the quality of our teachers.