Tulsa, OK: Public and Private Schools Overview

Tulsa has large public school districts, and most private schools are Catholic.

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 18:04

Tulsa students have tons of choices for where to learn. The public school system is large and diverse, and includes a nationally ranked high school. The city’s private schools all provide a smaller environment, most of which is religious.

Public Schools

The city of Tulsa has three major public school districts. With nine high schools and more than 41,000 students, Tulsa Public Schools is the second-largest district in Oklahoma. Magnet school Booker T. Washington High School is in this district, and Newsweek ranked it as one of the top 100 best high schools in the country.

The other districts in the city, Jenks and Union, serve the southern part of the city near the towns of Jenks and Broken Arrow. In total, there are more than 90,000 students enrolled in the city’s public schools.

Private Schools

Private schools in Tulsa are primarily religious institutions. The majority of the city’s private schools are part of the Catholic Diocese. The Catholic Diocese of Tulsa supports 13 schools with about 5,000 students each year. Bishop Kelley High School and Cascia Hall Preparatory School are two schools administered the by the diocese.

Learn more about higher education in Tulsa.