Midwest City-Del City Schools, Oklahoma

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Midwest City-Del City Schools
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Midwest City-Del City Schools seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Pam Deering
Graduation rate:98.8%[1]
Number of schools:26
Budget: $110.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Le Roy Porter
Board members:5
Term length:5
Midwest City-Del City Schools is a school district in Oklahoma that served 14,527 students in 26 schools during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the 10th-largest by enrollment in the state of Oklahoma.

About the district

Midwest City-Del City Schools is located in Oklahoma County, Okla.
Midwest City-Del City Schools is located in Oklahoma County in central Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County is Oklahoma City. The county was home to an estimated 755,245 residents in 2013 according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Oklahoma County outperformed the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement and median household income in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.3 percent of its 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 the county was $45,082 compared to $44,891 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Oklahoma County was 17.8 percent compared to 16.6 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Oklahoma
County (%)
Oklahoma (%)
White 71.7 75.4
Black or African American 15.8 7.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 4.2 9.0
Asian 3.2 2.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.2
Two or More Races 5.1 5.8
Hispanic or Latino 16.0 9.6

Oklahoma County Party Affiliation[4]
Year Democratic Republican Independent/Other
2014 156,463 171,222 55,054
2013 168,098 180,350 58,358
2012 168,098 180,350 58,358
2011 169,203 175,912 54,595
2010 168,645 169,928 51,008

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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The superintendent of Midwest City-Del City Schools is Dr. Pam Deering, whom the board appointed to the position on March 12, 2012. Before taking the position, Deering served in the Fort Worth Independent School District as an educator and with the Oklahoma Department of Education as an administrator. She spent time as a financial administrator with both Oklahoma City Public Schools and Moore Public Schools before joining the Midwest City-Del City school district in 1995. Prior to her appointment, Deering served as an executive director, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent. She earned her B.S. degree in Elementary Education from East Central University, her M.Ed. degree in Supervision and Special Education from Texas Women’s University and her Ph.D. in Education Administration-Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oklahoma.[6]

School board

Midwest City-Del City Schools is overseen by a five-member board, all of whom are elected to five-year terms by geographic electoral district.[7]

Midwest City-Del City Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
David Bibens Ward 1 2016
Tim Blanton Ward 2 2017
Jimmie Nolen Ward 3 2018
James F. Howell Ward 4 2019
Le Roy Porter Ward 5 2020

School board elections

See also: Midwest City-Del City Schools elections (2015)

Members of the Midwest City-Del City Board of Education are elected to five-year terms. One seat was up for election on February 11, 2014, and February 10, 2015, each. One seat will be up for election in 2016.


The table below displays the budget for Midwest City-Del City Schools:[8]

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
2011-2012 $82,049,000 74% $9,071,000 8.2% $18,707,000 16.9% $878,000 0.8% $164,000 0.1% $110,869,000
Averages: $82,049,000 74% $9,071,000 8% $18,707,000 17% $878,000 1% $164,000 0% $110,869,000

Teacher salaries

Midwest City-Del City Schools employed 893 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.[1] 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. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The current salary schedule is not available, but the following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Mid-Del Association of Classroom Teachers for 2013-2014:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA/BS 30,743 49,413
BA/BS + 20 30,977 50,854
MA/MS 31,911 54,391
MA/MS + 30 32,285 59,108
Ph.D. 33,213 60,545

Schools in Midwest City-Del City Schools


Midwest City-Del City Schools served 14,527 students during the 2011-2012 school year. Midwest City-Del City Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.[2]

District schools

Midwest City-Del City Schools operates 26 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Midwest City-Del City Schools
School Name
Alternative Academy
Barnes Elementary School
Carl Albert High School
Carl Albert Middle School
Cleveland Bailey Elementary School
Country Estates Elementary School
Del City Elementary School
Del City High School
Del Crest Middle School
East Side Elementary School
Epperly Heights Elementary School
Highland Park Elementary School
Jarman Middle School
Kerr Middle School
Midwest City High School
Monroney Middle School
Parkview Elementary School
Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Ridgecrest Elementary School
Schwartz Elementary School
Soldier Creek Elementary School
Sooner Rose Elementary School
Steed Elementary School
Tinker Elementary School
Townsend Elementary School
Traub Elementary School

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% 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% of the grading formula and compares test results from the previous year to the current year. The bottom quartile student growth accounts for 25% of the grading formula and analyzes progress by students in the bottom 25% of test performers from the previous year.

Midwest City-Del City Schools received an overall grade of 75 for a C on the 2012-2013 report card.[11] The state of Oklahoma received an overall grade of 71 for a C- on the 2012-2013 report card.[12] The following tables compare the 2012-2013 A-F School Report Card from Midwest City-Del City Schools to the state's report card:[13]

Student Achievement results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English/English III 75 73 C C
Math/Algebra I/Algebra II/Geometry 73 72 C C
Science/Biology I 55 54 F F
U.S. History 79 77 C C
Writing 56 56 F F
Overall Grade 70 69 C D

Overall Student Growth results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English II 79 79 C C
Math/Algebra I 76 78 C C
Overall Grade 78 79 C C

Bottom Quartile Student Growth results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English II 55 59 F F
Math/Algebra I 54 59 F F
Overall Grade 54 59 F F


Pre-K expansion

The district announced in April 2014 that it would be expanding its full-day pre-kindergarten program. Prior to the change, only Pleasant Hill Elementary had such a program. The expansion brought the full-day program to six more schools: Country Estates Elementary, Del City Elementary, Epperly Heights Elementary, Highland Park Elementary, Steed Elementary and Townsend Elementary. Class sizes were limited to 20 students per room and enrollment spots were offered on a first-come, first-served basis.[14]

Teacher arrested over sexual messages

Former district teacher Christian Ridner was arrested on October 31, 2014, on a complaint of soliciting sexual communication with a minor by use of technology. He was accused of sending sexual messages via Facebook to a 13-year-old female student. Court documents described the messages and included that Ridner attempted to see the student at Del crest Middle School by saying he was her mentor. He was also suspected of trying to meet the student at a football game, which the student refused. She then informed a school principal that she had been "involved in a relationship for three weeks." Ridner had resigned from his position in the district on October 15, 2014.[15]

Contact information

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Midwest City-Del City Schools
7217 SE 15th St.
Midwest City, OK 73110
Phone: (405) 737-4461
Fax: (405) 739-1615

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