Restructuring Schools

Oklahoma has among the highest number of school districts per capita in the country -- 15 districts for every 100,000 people. School leaders face a major question of saving money versus preserving community values: Is consolidating schools worth it?

Oklahoma public school officials say they are reluctant to consolidate

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Oklahoma legislators and rural school officials have different views on consolidating schools and the impending effects it would have on students and budgets.

History of Oklahoma sheds light on reasons behind high ranking in number of school districts

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Oklahoma's rural history sheds light on why the state ranks eighth in the nation for the number of school districts per capita in a state.

State officials foresee the future of Oklahoma schools

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The landscape of Oklahoma school districts has changed over the last century, and many state officials say they see it changing even more.



Oklahoma School data by County

County Population
2,000 to 5,000
5,000 to 10,000
10,000 to 50,000
50,000 to 100,000
100,000 to 250,000
250,000 to 750,000

Click on a county to view the total number of districts, number of superintendents, average superintendent salary and total revenue county-wide.


Holli Griggs-Harjo poses for a photo with her children, Taylor and Hayden, both 11, in Seminole, Okla., July 4, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

Mother pleads for special education consolidation in Seminole Public Schools

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Holli Griggs-Harjo's son, Taylor, is set to be transferred to Bowlegs Middle School to receive his special education classes. Griggs-Harjo is fighting the decision, saying she wants her twins to stay in the same school.

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