Jenks Public Schools, Oklahoma

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Jenks Public Schools
Jenks, Oklahoma
Jenks Public Schools seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Stacey Butterfield
Graduation rate:91.0%
Number of schools:8
Budget: $61.2 million[1]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Ron Barber
Board members:5
Term length:5
Jenks Public Schools is a school district in Oklahoma that serves the city of Jenks, Oklahoma. It is the 11th largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 10,371 students in eight schools during the 2010-2011 school year with an operating budget of $61.2 million.[1][2]

About the district

Jenks Public Schools is located in Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Jenks Public Schools is located in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The county seat of Tulsa County is Tulsa. According to the United States Census Bureau, Jenks is home to 16,924 residents.[3] Jenks is the eleventh-largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 10,371 students during the 2010-11 school year.[4]


Jenks outperformed in comparison to the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement in 2012, median household income and percentage of people living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 43.8 percent of Jenks residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 23.2 percent for Oklahoma as a whole. The median household income in Jenks was $81,503 compared to $44,891 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Jenks was 5.8 percent compared to 16.6 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Jenks (%) Oklahoma (%)
White 82.8 75.5
Black or African American 2.8 7.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.5 9.0
Asian 2.3 1.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.2
Two or More Races 4.8 5.8
Hispanic or Latino 4.8 9.3

Party Affiliation, 2013[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 129,137 37.13
Republican 175,008 50.32
Independent 43,625 12.54

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[6]


Stacey Butterfield began serving as Superintendent of Jenks Public Schools on July 1, 2013. Prior to serving is this role she served as Deputy Superintendent, Director of Public Relations, Principal, and teacher for Jenks Public Schools. She has served the district since 1989. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degree from Oklahoma State University and her Doctoral degree from the University of Oklahoma.[7]

School board

The Jenks Public Schools School Board is composed of five members each serving five year terms.[8]

Jenks School Board
Member District Term Ends
Ron Barber Ward 4 2014
Chuck Forbes Ward 5 2015
Tracy Kennedy Ward 1 2016
Jon Phillips Ward 2 2017
Melissa Abdo Ward 3 2018

School board elections

See also: Jenks Public Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Jenks Public Schools Board of Education are elected to five-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was on February 11, 2014.[9] One seat was up for election in 2013 and one seat will be up for election in 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Education maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings[10]

The Board may allow a time for public input or statements to the Board. Guidelines for comments of citizens are listed as follows:

No person who has publicly announced or filed as a candidate for public office may use the citizens’ comments portion of the School Board meeting as a forum for campaigning. School Board policies, state law, and federal law have established separate and distinct procedures and forums for the resolution of employee grievanc-es, employee complaints, employee suspension, and terminations, and complaints against individual employees, pupil suspensions and appeals, and liti-gation. To avoid circumvention of those separate proceedings and ensure fairness to all parties con-cerned, no person will be allowed to speak regarding the following: 1. An issue in a pending lawsuit, complaint, or in-vestigation filed with an outside agency, wherein the District, employee(s), or the School Board is party; 2. A pending grievance; a pending employee com-plaint filed with the District or an outside agency; 3. Complaint against individual employee(s); 4. Employee disciplinary action, suspension, de-motion, non-reemployment, or termination; or a pending pupil suspension or appeal which may reach the Board of Education. The Board reserves the right to permit only one (1) person to present the views of an organization or group. The Board reserves the right to limit the time and decorum of any citizen. The Board may adjourn to executive session (ex-cluding the public) for the purposes as described in the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. Any vote or action thereon will be taken in a public meeting. The Board will hear and discuss any student disci-plinary matters in executive session if requested by the student or his/her Parent’s, attorney, or legal guardian in accordance with state statute. [11]


The table below displays the budget for Jenks Public Schools.[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $57,178,432 93.4% $1,458,537 2.4% $453,403 0.7% $0 0% $3,460,404 5.7% $61,240,776
Averages: $57,178,432 93% $1,458,537 2% $453,403 1% $0 0% $3,460,404 6% $61,240,776

Teacher salaries

Jenks Public Schools employed 529 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Jenks Teachers Association for 2013 through 2014:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 32,585 44,231
B.A. + 15 33,285 45,918
MA 34,372 48,117
MA + 15 34,712 48,457
MA + 30 35,052 49,322
Doctorate 35,698 50,168

Schools in Jenks Public Schools


Jenks Public Schools served 10,371 students in eight schools in the 2010-2011 school year.[2]

District schools

Jenks Public Schools operates eight schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Jenks Public Schools
East Elementary
East Intermediate
Freshman Academy
Jenks High School
Jenks Middle School
Southeast Elementary
West Elementary
West Intermediate

Academic performance

The Oklahoma Department of Education issues an annual A-F School Report Card for each school district in the state. This annual report takes into account student achievement, overall student growth and bottom quartile student growth. The student achievement category accounts for 50 percent of the grading formula and tracks student performance on standardized tests in five categories. These testing categories are English, math, science, U.S. history and writing. The overall student growth category accounts for 25 percent of the grading formula and compares test results from the previous year to the current year. The bottom quartile student growth accounts for 25 percent of the grading formula and analyzes progress by students in the bottom 25 percent of test performers from the previous year.

Jenks Public Schools received an overall grade of 89 for a B+ on the 2012-2013 report card.[14] The state of Oklahoma received an overall grade of 71 for a C- on the 2012-2013 report card.[15] The following tables compare the 2012-2013 A-F School Report Card from Edmond Public Schools to the state's report card:[16]

Student Achievement

Student Achievement results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English/English III 81 73 B C
Math/Algebra I/Algebra II/Geometry 84 72 B C
Science/Biology I 68 54 D F
U.S. History 85 77 B C
Writing 68 56 D F
Overall Grade 80 69 B D

Overall Student Growth results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English II 89 79 B C
Math/Algebra I 90 78 A C
Overall Grade 89 79 B C

Bottom Quartile Student Growth results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English II 67 59 D F
Math/Algebra I 72 59 C F
Overall Grade 70 59 C F

Contact information

Jenks Public Schools seal.jpg
Jenks Public Schools
205 East B Street
Jenks, OK 74037
Phone: (918) 299-4415

See also

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