Why OKCPS?

OKCPS is the largest, most diverse school district in the state. We cover over 135 square miles, employ more than 5,000 staff members, and educate more than 45,000 students who speak more than 65 languages daily in our 66 schools.

We believe in the future of our students. We believe they are capable of unimaginable success. It is our job as a community to meet their needs so they can succeed. We are committed to continuous improvement of our district and to empowering our educators. We are committed to serving our families and community and to creating the best educational experience for ALL students. 

OKCPS is the place to truly make an impact. You can help shape our students’ and community’s future as a part of #TeamOKCPS.


OUR values are YOUR values

OKCPS envisions a future in which social factors are not predictive of student outcomes. The district has a responsibility to ensure equitable and fair educational opportunities for all students by allocating resources intentionally, providing diverse learning opportunities and demonstrating a commitment to equity and fairness across the school district. We value relationships and collaboration. We strive for effective and transparent communication. We believe in a laser-like focus on student success while exhibiting and nurturing a mentality of service to others.

We boast one of the highest teacher compensation packages in the entire state.

OKCPS has a starting base salary of $41,000 plus health benefits of up to $7,390.80. In addition, OKCPS also pays for the employee’s portion of Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement adding an additional 7% to our compensation package for a total minimum of $51,260.80.

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Each of our 66 Schools offer a unique culture and experience. There is most likely one that fits what you are looking for!

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We are part of a village

Our community support is amazing! With more than 600 active community partnerships, The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools, along with many other incredible partners, including Fields and Futures, The United Way of Central Oklahoma, the business and faith-based community, our community stands ready to support you as a member of the #TeamOKCPS.

Our Foundation’s innovative work benefits OKCPS teachers in a number of ways, including a partnership with DonorsChoose which empowers teachers to ask for and receive innovative support for their classrooms. The Foundation, TeamOKCPS, members of the community and citizen donors from across the country have impacted OKCPS teachers with more than $6 million going directly to their classrooms in the past five years. As a result, our Foundation is the largest education foundation partner that DonorsChoose has in the entire country!