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Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard,
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
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Superintendent of Education
Superintendent Sandy Garrett, (405) 521-4887
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
Patti High, (405) 521-3013
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Dawn Williams, (405) 522-3297

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
584,212 620,695 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
1,889 1,828 Public schools
34,515 39,568 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
69,919 69,919 Land area in square miles
8.4 8.9 Public school students per square mile
2.7 2.6 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
3,210 3,295 State population (in thousands)
$2,029 $3,415 State revenue per capita
$1,825 $2,892 State expenditure per capita
$365 $646 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$83,493 $112,376 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 655 100% 549 Total public education agencies
93.3% 611 100.0% 549 Regular school districts
3.1% 20 0.0% 0 Regional service agencies
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 State-operated agencies
3.7% 24 0.0% 0 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 100 or more schools
0.6% 4 1.3% 7 25 to 99 schools
2.4% 16 2.6% 14 10 to 24 schools
5.6% 37 7.5% 41 5 to 9 schools
88.2% 578 88.7% 487 1 to 4 schools
3.1% 20 0.0% 0 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 1,889 100% 1,828 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
96.7% 1,826 99.2% 1,813 Regular schools
0.3% 5 0.8% 15 Special education schools
2.6% 50 0.0% 0 Vocational schools
0.4% 8 0.0% 0 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
34.3% 647 33.3% 608 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
16.3% 307 16.1% 295 PK, K, 1 to 8
8.3% 157 11.6% 212 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
7.4% 139 6.3% 116 7 to 8, 9
3.2% 60 0.0% 0 7, 8 to 12
22.0% 416 25.3% 463 9, 10, 11 to 12
5.3% 101 6.8% 124 Other grades
0.5% 9 0.1% 1 Ungraded
2.8% 53 0.5% 9 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
2,382 4,600 Prekindergarten
48,529 50,387 Kindergarten
54,941 54,554 First
46,889 47,182 Second
44,181 46,451 Third
43,254 46,526 Fourth
42,910 47,647 Fifth
41,240 48,635 Sixth
39,999 48,856 Seventh
41,652 49,065 Eighth
43,738 51,709 Ninth
43,659 45,970 Tenth
43,056 40,757 Eleventh
40,552 36,113 Twelfth
7,230 2,243 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
11.4% Students in special education with IEPs
36.7% School membership eligible for free lunch
17.0% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
79.1% 35,514  80.7% 33,060 Regular diploma
    Other diploma
20.9% 9,404 19.3% 7,896 High school equivalency
    Other completers
    Dropouts
        Dropouts who were male
        Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
 
  did not participate in the NAEP 1996 State Assessment


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
    Students below basic level
    Students at or above basic level
    Students at or above proficient level
    Students at advanced level
Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
    Students below basic level
    Students at or above basic level
    Students at or above proficient level
    Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 63,822 100% 68,190 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
54.1% 34,515 58.0% 39,568 Teachers
5.9% 3,750 7.6% 5,159 Instructional aides
        Support staff
1.6% 1,026 2.1% 1,398 Guidance counselors/directors
1.0% 662 2.1% 1,465 Librarians/library support
7.0% 4,463 6.5% 4,400 Administrative support
26.7% 17,065 19.7% 13,406 Other support services
        Administrators
2.8% 1,761 2.8% 1,913 School-based
0.9% 580 1.3% 881 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.2 1.2 Teacher to all other staff ratio
14.7 14.2 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$16,432 $23,847 Average beginning teacher salary
$22,773 $30,187 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.5% 0.0% Public school teachers with no degree
55.0% 56.9% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
39.1% 39.5% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
5.5% 3.6% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$41,330 $75,630 National school lunch
$7,009 $19,694 National school breakfast
$42,431 $86,576 Title I
$25,540 $38,500 Education for the handicapped
$13,919 $21,632 Vocational and adult education
$10,335 $29,265 School improvement
$22,828 $18,763 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$3,788 $6,848 Bilingual education
$10,213 $160 Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$1,750,530 $3,251,302 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$2,996 $5,238 Revenue per pupil in membership
$1,692,283 $2,990,044 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$2,897 $4,817 Current expenditure per pupil in membership


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