Tahlequah School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 3,574 students in Tahlequah School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Oklahoma.
Public Schools in Tahlequah School District have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the Oklahoma public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 34% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Tahlequah School District are Heritage Elementary School, Tahlequah Middle School and Cherokee Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Tahlequah School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Oklahoma.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the Oklahoma public school average of 51% (majority Hispanic and American Indian).

Top Rankings

Tahlequah School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Oklahoma for:

Category
Attribute
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Tahlequah School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (OK)
# Schools
6 Schools
1,795 Schools
# Students
3,574 Students
693,670 Students
# Teachers
208 Teachers
41,379 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Tahlequah School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 537 school districts in Oklahoma (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 93% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (OK)
Overall District Rank
#132 out of 540 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Tahlequah  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Tahlequah  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of OK by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tahlequah  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of OK by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
93%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Tahlequah  School District and public school graduation rate of OK by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.74
0.70
# American Indian Students
1,372 Students
95,268 Students
% American Indian Students
38%
14%
# Asian Students
31 Students
14,072 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
675 Students
119,410 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
17%
# Black Students
38 Students
59,281 Students
% Black Students
1%
9%
# White Students
821 Students
338,798 Students
% White Students
23%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
2,474 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
636 Students
64,674 Students
% of Two or more races Students
18%
9%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
204
41,494
# Students in K Grade:
290
51,694
# Students in 1st Grade:
250
52,199
# Students in 2nd Grade:
243
51,716
# Students in 3rd Grade:
228
53,495
# Students in 4th Grade:
243
52,290
# Students in 5th Grade:
235
52,096
# Students in 6th Grade:
218
50,050
# Students in 7th Grade:
217
47,706
# Students in 8th Grade:
213
49,325
# Students in 9th Grade:
349
52,321
# Students in 10th Grade:
329
49,117
# Students in 11th Grade:
272
46,476
# Students in 12th Grade:
283
43,691
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,445 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,672. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,974 is less than the state median of $10,249. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (OK)
Total Revenue
$34 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total revenue of Tahlequah  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in OK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$36 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total spending of Tahlequah  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in OK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,445
$10,672
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Tahlequah  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in OK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,974
$10,249
This chart display average spending per public school student in Tahlequah  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in OK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Tahlequah School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Heritage Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
333 Southridge Rd
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(918) 458-4180
Grades: K-5
| 512 students
Rank: #22.
Tahlequah Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
871 Pendleton
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(918) 458-4140
Grades: 6-8
| 648 students
Rank: #33.
Cherokee Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
800 E Goingsnake
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(918) 458-4110
Grades: K-5
| 425 students
Rank: #44.
Greenwood Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
400 E Ross
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(918) 458-4120
Grades: K-5
| 552 students
Rank: #55.
Tahlequah High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(4)
591 Pendleton Street
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(918) 458-4150
Grades: 9-12
| 1,233 students
425 South College
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(918) 458-4130
Grades: PK
| 204 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,574 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 10% in OK)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.74

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