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Education

The city limits of Jenks incorporate three public schools systems –Jenks, Bixby and Glenpool.

JENKS COMMUNITY EDUCATION, www.jenkscommunityed.com

JENKS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, www.jenksps.org

JENKS PUBLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION, www.jenksfoundation.org

In November 2005, President George W. Bush announced Jenks Public Schools, along with five other organizations, as recipients of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence.

The 2005 Baldrige Award recipients were selected from among 64 applicants. All six recipients were evaluated rigorously by an independent board of examiners in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; human resource focus; process management; and results. The evaluation process included about 1,000 hours of review and an on-site visit by teams of examiners to clarify questions and verify information in the applications.

Named after the 26th Secretary of Commerce, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was established by Congress in 1987 to enhance the competitiveness and performance of U.S. businesses and expanded in 1998 to include education and health care. The award promotes excellence in organizational performance, recognizes the quality and performance achievements of U.S. organizations, and publicizes successful performance strategies. The award may be presented to five types of organizations: manufacturers, service companies, small businesses, education organizations and health care organizations. The award is not given for specific products or services. Since 1988, 68 Baldrige Awards have been presented to 64 organizations.

The Baldrige program is managed by National Institute of Standards and Technology in conjunction with the private sector. As a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration, NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
The 2005 Baldrige Award was presented to the Jenks Public Schools in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 19, 2006. Congratulations Jenks Public Schools! For more information on the award’s overview of the districts performance excellence initiatives and quality achievements, please visit www.jenksps.org.

Jenks Public School Systems has also been nationally recognized for its academics, arts, and athletics setting the standards for quality education in Oklahoma. The mission of the Jenks Public School District is a commitment to the shared responsibility of preparing all learners for productive, responsible citizenship in an ever-changing world. As one of Oklahoma’s top school districts, Jenks students consistently score above national test averages and receive multiple academic and athletic awards each year. 85% of all Jenks High School graduates go to college.

Various student services are provided by Jenks Public Schools, including: community preschool, before and after school club, driver education classes, and summer camps and youth enrichment programs. In addition, Jenks Community Education offers adult education classes in a variety of areas such as hobbyists, athletics, financial, languages, and more.

Parents, businesses and professionals combine together to form an active volunteer program within the district. Conceived in 1987, the Jenks Public Schools Foundation, with the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers, has provided over $1,100,000 for the direct benefit of Jenks students and educators. Over this same period, the Foundation has built an endowment fund of almost $860,000. The largest use for funds is directed towards teachers for use in classroom projects.

• 2005 Total Enrollment 9,190 (K-12)
• 651 certified educators, 575 classified staff members
• 45% of educators have graduate degrees (311 Masters, 11 Doctorates)
• Passage of 41 consecutive bond issues
• 1 – Prekindergarten facility (ages 0-5)
• 3 – Elementary Schools (grades K-4)
• 2 – Intermediate Schools (grades 5-6)
• 1 – Middle School (grades 7-8)
• 1 – Freshman Academy (grade 9)
• 1 – High School (grades 10-12)
• 1 – Alternative Center (grades 10-12)

Achievements:
• 1 – Yes I Can! International Award
• 1 – Advanced Placement State Scholar
• 4 – Robert C. Byrd Scholars
• 6 – National Advanced Placements Scholars
• 13 – National Merit Finalists
• 15 – National Merit Semi-Finalists
• 52 – Oklahoma Academic Scholars
• 2 Academic All-Staters

BIXBY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, www.bixbyps.org

Bixby Public Schools recognizes the value and importance of a quality education system – not only to the students and families, but to the community. The mission of the district is to provide educational excellence for all members of our school community.

Many outstanding programs and activities normally found in larger districts are available in Bixby, including music, art, speech, debate and drama. The district also offers programs to support special education, gifted/talented education, migrant education and drug-free, safe schools.

Bixby Public School System
• Total enrollment 4,200+
• 252 certified teachers, 144 support employees, 15 administrators
• 28% of teachers have graduate degrees (68 Masters, 2 Doctorates)
• Average PK-4 student/teacher ration 23:1
• 2 – Elementary Schools (grades PK-4)
• 1 – 5th/6th Center (grades 5-6)
• 1 – Middle School (grades 7-8)
• 1 – High School (grades 9-12)

HIGHER EDUCATION
Jenks residents have the opportunity to earn a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees from nationally accredited academic programs located only minutes away.

• The University of Tulsa- www.utulsa.edu – (918) 631-2000
• Oklahoma State University (OSU-Tulsa) – www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu – (918) 594-8000
• University of Oklahoma (OU-Tulsa) – tulsa.ou.edu – (918) 660-3000
• Oral Roberts University – www.oru.edu – (918) 495-6518
• Northeastern State University – www.nsuba.edu – (918) 449-6000
• Langston University -www.lunet.edu/tulsa – (918) 594-8070
• Tulsa Community College – www.tulsacc.edu – (918) 595-7000
• Tulsa Technology Center – www.tulsatech.com – (918) 828-5000