Yukon Public Schools
Yukon’s Best in Education – a Five Star System
Excellence is education is the commitment made by the Yukon Public Schools to the citizens of Yukon, Oklahoma. The Yukon Public School District, located west of Oklahoma City, provides an excellent education for over 8,100 students.
Pre-K -12. Covering 68 square miles, Yukon Public Schools is comprised of twelve campuses: seven elementary schools, two middle schools, an alternative education high school, a 9/10 high school, and a 11/12 high school.
The Yukon Public School District is fully accredited by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Further, Yukon High School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Yukon Public Schools has received the highest rating – a FIVE STAR ranking – in each of the five categories: Community, Curriculum, Facilities, Staff, and Students,
Yukon’s greatest resource is truly its people. Since its organization as a township, the citizens of Yukon have believed in providing the highest quality education for their children. The tremendous amount of parental support for the schools is one of the key factors that give Yukon Public Schools a FIVE STAR Education Rating.
Components of the Yukon Public Schools that are integral to the relationship between the school and the community are many. Yukon Public Schools is nationally known for its Helping Hand Volunteer program and the Yukon Community Education Department.
Helping Hand Volunteers is a model program for other schools. Thousands of volunteer hours are contributed to better educate the youth of Yukon. In addition to the volunteer program, each of the seven elementary schools, both middle schools, and the high school enjoy the efforts of very active parent-teacher support organizations.
Yukon Community Education responds to the needs of the community by offering programs for individuals of all ages throughout the entire calendar year. This department is instrumental in the cooperative interaction between the school system and the business community. The “Open Door” before and after school care program, offered by Yukon Community Education, is available for students at all Yukon elementary schools.
Yukon Public Schools Foundation for Excellence, Inc., founded in 1991, has presented over $200,000 for classroom grants to Yukon teachers. The Foundation is a non-profit community organization whose purpose is to secure and distribute contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations for the academic benefit of students in Yukon Public Schools.
School Community Council meets monthly for the sole purpose of facilitating communications between the community and educators. The public is invited to attend, hear the latest educational developments, ask questions, and submit suggestions.
It is Yukon Public Schools’ belief that all children are unique individuals, capable and creative. Providing an educational experience that is structured so as to provide an appropriate environment in which children can grow emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically is the school system’s goal. The curriculum is arranged to benefit the students academically and prepare them effectively for advanced education or the work force. Strong emphasis is placed on basic education skills at each level.
During a student’s last four years of public education, Yukon students benefit from a challenging curriculum. A wide spectrum of classes ranging from special education to college level advanced placement is offered. The Yukon Public School District identifies and serves special education and intellectually gifted.
Yukon High School has passed rigid standards to qualify for membership into the North Central Association of Schools.
Faculty & Staff
The highly professional staff of Yukon Public Schools is dedicated to providing students with the best educational opportunities available. The staff works cooperatively with the home and community to ensure that each child develops academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. Yukon Public Schools boasts a faculty in which over one third hold a Master’s degree or higher, and many hold multiple certificates in administration, counseling, or special education. Further, the Oklahoma Education Association rates the district as one of the top-paid districts in Oklahoma.
The school facilities of Yukon Public Schools range from high to superior in ratings. Yukon experienced rapid growth from the late 1960’s to the 1970’s making it difficult to provide quality facilities for the students. However, with the constant help of the community through bond issue passage, the school system has been able to build and maintain excellent facilities. Continuous upgrading of facilities is necessary to ensure excellent schools for each child presently enrolled and for the future generations.
Most facilities have been built within the last 25 years. All are bright, well-lit, heated and air-conditioned buildings that provide children with a pleasant and safe learning environment. In depth planning has gone into each of the buildings to provide for the needs of the regular classroom and to provide adequate areas for special curricular needs.
The passage of a $92.4 million dollar bond issue in March, 2008 by Yukon voters will allow Yukon Public Schools to build a state of the art high school complex. The $65 million complex including the high school, athletic venues, and a wellness center is expected to open the fall of 2011. The bond issue also provided technology updates at all sites, furniture and equipment, facility upgrades, transportation upgrades, and increased the safety and security of the staff and students through the installation of security equipment. Yukon voters are instrumental in the continuous updating of Yukon Public Schools facilities.
Yukon students enjoy one of the smaller teacher-to-pupils ratios in the suburban area. With pride, the school system works to keep this ratio below the state-mandated levels. Students past and present are responsible for building and maintaining the reputation of excellence of Yukon Public Schools. Upon graduation, students take with them an education experience that motivates them to become productive members of society.
Yukon students have earned many honors and awards on local, state, and national levels in academics, the arts, vocational classes, and athletics.
Ninety percent of Yukon graduates, within two years of their high school graduation, attend institutions of high learning. Thirty-five percent of university-bound students receive scholarships. Three to five students per year for the past 5 years have gained recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for Academic Excellence. Yukon Public Schools’ API score for the 2007-2008 school year was 1383 out of a possible 1500 compared to the Oklahoma API score of 1279.
“Excellence in Education” is Yukon Public Schools’ foundational cornerstone.
Providing dynamic academic programs, outstanding extracurricular activities, and safe and inviting facilities for our students is the charge of Yukon Public Schools.
Southwest Covenant Schools
Southwest Covenant Schools’ is a discipleship ministry educating and equipping students for a lifetime of service to the Lord.
Our Christ-centered instruction models the love and acceptance of Christ and promotes an uncompromising Biblical world view. We seek to partner with like-minded families as we educate and disciple students. Our standard of academic excellence will uniquely prepare our students to impact their community, country and world to the glory of Almighty God.
Founded in 1982, SWCS is an independent, evangelical, Bible-based educational ministry. An accelerated curriculum is designed for students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Our graduates receive a college preparatory degree and annually receive outstanding collegiate scholarships. Southwest Covenant is accredited by Christian Schools International.
Facts about Southwest Covenant:
- ACT average is consistently among the highest average of Oklahoma high schools.
- Class of 2013 produced 5 National Merit Scholars
- Athletic program participates in OSSAA athletics in football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and golf
- Elementary and Secondary fine arts program includes band, choir, art and drama
- Robotic sciences places in the top 10 at the annual Global Conference on Educational Robotics
Southwest Covenant is proud to offer an outstanding educational choice for those seeking Christian education.
Southwest Covenant Schools
2300 S. Yukon Parkway
Yukon, OK 73099