Tulsa Public Schools
3027 South New Haven Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
Northeastern Oklahoma
United States
District information
TypePublic, Primary, Secondary, Co-Educational, Independent
GradesPK - 12
SuperintendentEbony Johnson
Budget$552,399,216 (2009-10)[1]
Students and staff
Students33,211 (2021-2022)
Student–teacher ratio17 in 1[2]
Athletic conferenceN/A
Other information

Tulsa Public Schools is an independent school district serving the Tulsa, Oklahoma area in Northeastern Oklahoma. As of 2022, it is the largest school district in Oklahoma, surpassing Oklahoma City Public Schools for the first time since 2013.[3] As of 2022 the district serves approximately 33,211 students.[3] It is governed by an elected school board. As of November 2021, the Tulsa Public Schools district is accredited by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.[4]


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In 2022, Governor of Oklahoma Kevin Stitt asked the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector to investigate the school district. The governor expressed concern over reports of financial irregularities, questions about the length of COVID-related school closures, and questions about compliance with "a new state law limiting public school instruction on race, gender and history."[5]

In 2023, State Superintendent Ryan Walters held a press conference in Tulsa to discuss concerns that could affect accreditation of the Tulsa school district. At the press conference, a member of the group Defense of Democracy was spat upon while questioning the school board's approach to handling prayer in official settings.[6] In August 2023, Walters held another press conference to list the four areas of concern: financial mismanagement, spending more money on administration than in the classroom, reading proficiency scores that continue to decline, and failing schools. [7][8][9]


Most of the district is in Tulsa County, where it includes the majority of Tulsa as well as sections of Oakhurst, Sand Springs, and Sapulpa.[10] Portions extend into Creek,[11] Osage,[12] and Wagoner counties.[13]


Tulsa Public Schools is made up of 45 elementary, 10 middle schools, 9 high schools, 6 alternative schools, 5 district-authorized charter schools, and 1 virtual school. (according to their website www.tulsaschools.org)


Middle Schools

High Schools

Alternative Schools

Charter/Partner schools

Virtual School

School board

The Tulsa School Board has seven members, each representing a different geographic area of the district. Each board member is elected to a four-year term, and the terms of each member are staggered so every year at least one member is up for election.[14] The school board establishes policies, manages the budget, hires the superintendent, and is the final appeals board for the district.[citation needed] The school board's authority is limited to official meetings.[citation needed]

School Board Members


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 28, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) TPS Financials
  2. ^ https://www.niche.com/k12/d/tulsa-public-schools-ok/#:~:text=Tulsa%20Public%20Schools%20is%20a,ratio%20of%2017%20to%201.
  3. ^ a b Eger, Andrea; Krehbiel-Burton, Lenzy (January 13, 2022). "Tulsa Public Schools now surpasses OKC as state's largest district for first time since 2013". Tulsa World. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  4. ^ State Accredited School and District Directories
  5. ^ Eger, Andrea (July 7, 2022). "Watch Now: Stitt requests special state audit of Tulsa Public Schools". Tulsa World. Archived from the original on July 7, 2022. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  6. ^ Gilbert, David. "A GOP Grandmother Spat at Protesters in the Name of 'Religious Freedom'". Vice. Retrieved October 12, 2023.
  7. ^ Butler, Megan (August 7, 2023). "Walters breaks down focus of Tulsa Public Schools' accreditation decision". KTUL. Retrieved October 12, 2023.
  8. ^ "Tulsa". Oklahoma Department of Education. Retrieved October 12, 2023.
  9. ^ "Tulsa - Graduation Indicator". Oklahoma School Report Cards. State of Oklahoma. Retrieved October 12, 2023.
  10. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Tulsa County, OK" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2024. - Text list
  11. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Creek County, OK" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2024. - Text list
  12. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Osage County, OK" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2024. - Text list
  13. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Wagoner County, OK" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2024. - Text list
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h "BOARD OF EDUCATION". tulsaschools.org. Tulsa Public Schools. Retrieved January 13, 2022.

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