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Bartlesville area citizens recognize and value the importance of education for the community. The home of an excellent and renowned public school system and three private schools, Bartlesville places a strong emphasis on quality education. Highly educated professionals work with more than 6,000 students in the public school district using a challenging and rigorous curriculum. The quality of education provided is reflected in test scores which continue to improve as well as new and refurbished facilities that can be found throughout the district. Bartlesville Public schools can be reached at www.bps-ok.org.
The Bartlesville Public School System Provides:
- Approximately 420 certified teachers and 850 total staff
- Approximate student to teacher ratio of 13 to 1
- Approxiimately 37% of teachers have graduate degrees
- 8 Elementary schools
- 2 Middle Schools (grades 6-8)
- 1 Mid High School (grades 9-10)
- 1 High School (grades 11-12)
- Before and after school care provided in all Bartlesville Elementary Public Schools.
- School Match recognized the Bartlesville Public School District with a 2010 "What Parents Want Award," a national honor which is bestowed upon those districts which have been noted for meeting the needs of families choosing schools. The BPSD earned the accolade in 2006 as well.
- Money Magazine named Bartlesville Public Schools as one of the nation's top 100 affordable school systems.
- The Oklahoma Today magazine rated Bartlesville High School as one of the top five high schools in the state.
- The Bartlesville Public School District boasted the third highest Academic Performance Index score among the largest 32 school districts in the state in 2010. Originally introduced by the Oklahoma State Department of Education in 2002, the API is an annual calculation which measures the academic integrity of the state’s school districts and each of the sites which comprise them. Students from grades three through 12 are given state exams, and factoring heavily in the testing series is the youngsters' demonstrated proficiency levels in the areas of math and reading.
- In 2010, the Academic Performance Index score for the Bartlesville Public School District was a 1,285. That mark far exceeded the state average for Oklahoma, which was a 1,092. The BPSD has seen its API score improve every year since the testing series was originally implemented in 2002.
- In 2008, Hoover Elementary School earned a perfect score in the Academic Performance Index testing series – a flawless 1,500 – and Wayside Elementary School matched the feat the following year. For their outstanding achievement, both Hoover and Wayside were given coveted Academic Achievement Awards by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
- In the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program, the Bartlesville Public School District boasted five finalists and two commended students.
- Bartlesville High School offers 15 Advanced Placement courses which enable students to earn college credit while completing graduation requirements.
- Thirty-seven students from Bartlesville High School earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2010 AP exams administered through the College Board's AP program.
- The Bartlesville Public School District offers full-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes.
- The Bartlesville Public School District always boasts some of the top scores in the state on both the American College Test (ACT) and the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), both of which are college entrance exams. In 2010, the BPSD posted a cumulative ACT score of 22, which comfortably exceeded both the state (20.7) and national (21) averages.
- In 2007, citizens passed a $29.95 million bond issue for renovations and expansions which will span across eight years. Through the bond issue, renovation work has already been completed at Ranch Heights Elementary School and it is set to conclude at both Wayside and Woodrow Wilson elementary schools in time for the start of the 2011-12 academic year. Through the bond issue, areas such as technology, transportation, fine arts, athletics and curriculum materials have been supplemented as well.
- Citizens passed a $30.5 million bond issue in 2001 for maintenance, renovation and technology enhancements. As a result of that initiative, Bartlesville High School was greatly enhanced with new additions such as the science wing, the Fine Arts Center, the BHS Fieldhouse, the Library/Media Center, the connecting link, and a new heating and air system.
- Those who would like to learn more about the Bartlesville Public School District are invited to go online to the BPSD website at www.bps-ok.org. In addition, the BPSD's free, weekly email newsletter – The Bruin – is released every Friday during a given academic year and on Thursdays during the summer break. Those who would like to sign up to receive The Bruin may do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Subscribe" in the subject line.
American Christian School
American Christian School is a K-12th grade Classical and Christian Academy that has been serving the families of Washington County since 1994. ACSB recognizes the God-given responsibility and authority of parents to educate their children. ACSB considers itself to be an extension of the family in this capacity.
ACSB strives to offer the best possible instruction: rigorous academics, athletics and fine arts rooted in a Christ-centered worldview using the historically proven classical method of instruction. We seek to provide a loving environment through the grace and power of God so that each student may be equipped for his/her life's calling.
Note: 78 students are now attending ACSB.
Contact (918)331-0500 or www.acsb.org
St. John's Catholic School
St. John’s Catholic School, with an enrollment of 125 students in grades Pre-K–8th, offers a value-laden Catholic curriculum with high academic standards. St. John School has served both Catholic and non-Catholic students in Bartlesville and the surrounding communities for almost 100 years. All teachers are highly qualified, which means they are certified in the areas in which they teach. St. John School is accredited by the OCCSAA, a private school accrediting organization associated with the state of Oklahoma. Contact (918)336-0603 or www.stjohnschool.net
Wesleyan Christian School
Wesleyan Christian School provides a distinctively Christian education for grades Pre-K through 12 and serves over 250 students. WCS seeks to assist Christian parents in providing their children with an outstanding education that is thoroughly grounded in a biblical world view and effective in forming godly character to the glory and honor of God. WCS participates as a member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) and is accredited by the Oklahoma Private School Accreditation Commission (OPSAC), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI). For more information or to schedule a tour, contact the school at (918) 333-8631 or view the website at www.wesleyanchristianschool.com.
Career preparation and continued adult education add to the success and achievements of individuals in Bartlesville. Two four-year universities and a technology school provide excellent opportunities for higher education in Bartlesville. Additional higher education institutions and opportunities for postgraduate studies are available just 40 minutes south in Tulsa.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OWU)
OWU, located in Bartlesville, is a four-year Christian university of the liberal arts and sciences with an enrollment of 1100 students that is accredited by the North Central Association. OKWU receives professional accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). It is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities as well as the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities. OKWU models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the primacy of Jesus Christ, the priority of Scripture, the pursuit of Truth, and the practice of Wisdom. Oklahoma Wesleyan University offers over 30 majors ranging from business and management to pre-med, education and nursing. The University has been recognized as a Top Tier Regional Best with U.S. News and World Report, Forbes America’s Best Colleges and it has been featured in national and regional media in venues such as CBN News, World Magazine, Breakpoint Magazine, Fox and Friends and OETA TV. For more information, call 918-333-6151 or visit www.okwu.edu
Rogers State University (RSU)
RSU is the only public four-year university in the Bartlesville region, serving students in Washington, Nowata, and Osage Counties, as well as southern Kansas. The campus, a key component in the redevelopment of downtown Bartlesville, serves more than 900 on-site and online students. Students can complete all requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration—Accounting and Management options, the Nursing Bridge Program, and a wide variety of associate degrees at the Bartlesville campus. RSU is one of fewer than 200 universities in the U.S. to utilize SAP software in its accounting and business curriculum to prepare students to use this cutting-edge technology in the workplace. Signed articulation agreements are in place with Coffeyville Community college and Independence Community College, allowing students to seamlessly transfer their classes to RSU while pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree. Through its Concurrent Enrollment Program for high school students, qualified juniors and seniors from area high schools may take up to six credit hours per semester tuition-free. RSU maintains vigorous internship programs with area business and industry, including ConocoPhillips, where several RSU students participate in internships each semester. Tuition at RSU is among the lowest of colleges and universities in Oklahoma, providing affordable access to higher education for all students. For more information, call 918-338-8000 or visit www.rsu.edu
The University of Tulsa (TU)
TU is a private university, and provides academic offerings in business, communications, engineering, law, liberal arts and music. TU is internationally recognized for programs related to petroleum exploration and development. www.utulsa.edu
Oral Roberts University (ORU)
ORU places its academic focus on business, communications, engineering, liberal arts, music, nursing and theology. The university is a private institution founded by evangelist Oral Roberts and is located in Tulsa. www.oru.edu
Oklahoma State University (OSU)-Tulsa and University of Oklahoma (OU)-Tulsa
Both schools have campuses in Tulsa. OSU-Tulsa and OU-Tulsa have expanded course offerings to provide more than 80 degree choices at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University of Oklahoma also boasts the Schusterman Center at their mid-town location for a unique medical school experience. Tuition is affordable and class times fit the busy schedule of working adults. Master and doctoral degrees are also available from OU and OSU through the OU/OSU Research Center located at the OSU-Tulsa campus. www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu and www.ou.edu/tulsa
Friends University is an accredited university located in Wichita with a total enrollment of approximately 3,000 students, including outreach programs throughout the state of Kansas, including Coffeyville. Founded in 1898, the liberal arts university has doubled its enrollment in the past 10 years. Friends has accomplished this by offering innovative one night per week programs and a cutting-edge delivery system that allows adults to maintain their current lifestyle while attending college to complete their Bachelor’s degree or Masters degree. www.friends.edu
Tri County Technology Center (TCTC)
TCTC is a state-of-the-art learning institution serving northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas. Annually, more than 600 full-time students and over 8,000 short-term and business and industry students attend training at TCTC. Tri County Technology Center also specializes in Business and Industry training providing resources and opportunities to hundreds of businesses in the region. Programs and training at TCTC range from Dental Assisting, Cosmetology and Welding to Supervisory Training, Self Employment Training and hundreds of short-term community education courses. For more information, call 918-333-2422 or visit www.tctc.org
The Bartlesville Public School District's seven elementary schools, which serve students from pre-kindergarten until the fifth grade, boasted an enrollment of approximately 3,020 young people early in the 2010-11 academic year. The elementary schools operate with a nurturing homeroom environment to provide individual support and attention for the students. Music, art and physical education classes are provided in addition to regular classroom subjects.
The secondary school program within the Bartlesville Public School District consists of Central and Madison middle schools, the Bartlesville Mid-High School and Bartlesville High School. Central and Madison are for students from grades six through eight while the Mid-High is for freshmen and sophomores. Bartlesville High School is home to the district's juniors and seniors. Early in the 2010-11 academic year, the combined enrollment of the four schools was just over 3,000. In addition to the core curriculum, the secondary program offers a variety of courses such as foreign languages, art, music, speech and several advanced placement classes.
Specialists in the areas of learning disabilities, library, counseling, physical education and vocal and instrumental music serve on staff at all 11 schools within the district. The district's special education program employs specialists to aid exceptional students with physical and mental handicaps. A team of gifted/talented consultants work directly with students and teachers to meet the needs of our gifted student population.
In all, approximately 6,020 students were enrolled within the Bartlesville Public School District early in the 2010-11 academic year while it boasted approximately 860 employees. Source: Bartlesville Public Schools
|School 2009/10||Enrollment 2009/10||Enrollment - May 2009|
|Bartlesville Public Schools||5941||5,766|
|Oklahoma Wesleyan University||1045||785|
|Rogers State University||599||747|
|Tri County Technology Center||Economic and Community Development: 1628 Full Time Program: 697
||Economic and Community Development Classes: 4198 Full Time Programs: 686|
Technical & Trade Schools
- Majors include business and computer technology, welding, machine and tool technology, marketing, and practical nursing, dental hygiene, and culinary arts.
- Participates in Oklahoma Training for Industry Program (TIPs).
Bartlesville Public School Data
Career Ed: Participating students attend Tri Country Technology Center
|Will Rogers Early Child Center||277|
|Central Middle School||628|
|Madison Middle School||599|
|Bartlesville High School||942|
Composite ACT Scores for Bartlesville High School Students
|Class of '04||22.4|
|Class of '05||22.0|
|Class of '06||22.1|
|Class of '07||22.5|
|Class of '08||22.6|
|Class of '09||22.7|
|Class of '10||22.0|
Source: Bartlesville Public Schools
|Revenue (General Fund)||$ Amount||Percent||$ Amount||Percent|
|Total State Dedicated||
|Total State Appropriated||