OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s annual student enrollment for public schools increased for the second year in a row during the 2022-23 school year, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education. OSDE data shows 701,258 public school students enrolled in Pre-K through 12th grade, up from 698,696 in 2021-22 and 694,113 in 2020-21.
Enrollment is approaching the 2019-20 count of 703,650.
“Oklahoma families recognize the value of their local public schools, and with good reason,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. “Our public schools are consistently implementing the Ready Together Oklahoma plan and other strategies to help students succeed in the wake of challenges spurred by the global pandemic. As enrollment steadily increases, it is important that the state Legislature ensure our educators are well-prepared to provide a high-quality education.”
Tulsa Public Schools remains the largest district in the state with 33,871 students this school year, followed by Oklahoma City Public Schools with 33,245 students.
The largest districts in the state include:
Oklahoma City 33,245
Epic Charter School 28,478
Broken Arrow 20,115
Putnam City 18,905
Demographic information shows little change in the racial and ethnic makeup of public school students in Oklahoma. Hispanic, American Indian, Black, Asian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and students who are two or more races make up 55 percent of statewide enrollment and 45 percent of students are white. Hispanic/Latino students make up 20 percent of enrollment, 11 percent of students are Native American or Alaska Native, 8 percent are African American and 2 percent are Asian. Less than 1 percent of students are Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 13 percent reported being two or more races.
Spreadsheets with state, district and site totals are available at https://sde.ok.gov/documents/state-student-public-enrollment.