Best Public Schools in Catoosa, OK


The city of Catoosa, Oklahoma is home to 3 public schools serving students from elementary through high school: Helen Paul Learning Center (elementary), Wells Middle School, and Catoosa High School. Overall, the schools in the Catoosa school district perform below the state average on standardized tests, with no clear standout performers.

The elementary and high schools in Catoosa rank in the bottom half of their respective school types in the state, while the middle school, Wells Middle School, has the highest statewide ranking but is still only in the bottom third of Oklahoma middle schools. The schools have high rates of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 61.65% at Catoosa High School to 77.73% at Helen Paul Learning Center, indicating a relatively low-income student population. Spending per student varies between the schools, from $9,658 at Helen Paul Learning Center to $11,747 at Catoosa High School, which is in line with the state average.

Despite the relatively low student-teacher ratios across the district, ranging from 15.4 at Wells Middle School to 17.6 at Helen Paul Learning Center, the schools continue to struggle with low test scores and other performance challenges. Addressing the underlying issues, such as curriculum, teaching quality, and school leadership, will be crucial for improving student outcomes in the Catoosa school district.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

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