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Our mission is to graduate 100 percent of our students, college and career ready.

About

Welcome to Union Public Schools

Union Public Schools, whose 19 sites are located in portions of southeast Tulsa and northwest Broken Arrow, has an enrollment of about 16,000 students. The number of businesses, higher education, foundation, and community partnerships investing in the district’s key areas of emphasis -- Early Childhood Education, Community Schools, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Curriculum, and College/Career Readiness remains constant.

Together We Make A Difference

The district slogan, “Together We Make a Difference,” continues to be underscored as student engagement continued to soar, and great strides were made toward accomplishing Union’s mission – To Graduate 100 Percent of Our Students College and Career Ready. Download brochure.

Core Values

The following core values serve to guide our strategic focus and actions in accomplishing our mission:

  • Commitment to Excellence –Pursue the highest measure of quality in all that we do.
  • Collegiality - Demonstrate respect and an ability to work as team members.
  • Honesty, Integrity, Transparency – Do what’s right and above board.
  • Innovation – Embrace new, effective thinking and programs.
  • Inclusiveness – Cultivate an organizational culture of accepting children, families, and employees for who they are rather than categorizing them by income, ethnicity, or ability.
  • Empowerment – Help people reach their full potential.
  • Accountability – Accept responsibility for achieving results.
  • Thoughtful Planning – Use data and district values in planning and decision making.

"Our mission is to graduate 100 percent of our students, college and career ready.

Strategic Goals

These strategic goals in the following focus areas provide guidance for leadership, policy decisions, and development of initiatives, programs, and strategies to achieve our mission. See Strategic Plan

Union At A Glance

Foundation supporters show off their Derby wear during a Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser
High School choir singers sing
Mr. and Miss Union winners for 2023
Union runners run around the High School track
Union 7th grader opens a door on a mailbox that looks like a schoolhouse
Union cross country girl runs around track
Union girl lands in sand during the long jump event
2 Union boys stretch out their arms during a band rehearsal
National Teacher of the Year Rebecka Peterson shwon on TV with First Lady Jill Biden
Union High School makes the U hand signal in front of the UMAC
Dad, child and mom after a Union football game
Tulsa World newspaper that says Best In the Country, referring to Union's national teacher of the year winner
Union football players run through smoke and onto the football field
Union Alternative block graduates pose for a group photo
Freshman Principal Beau Brannon poses with mom & daughter after a football game
Stadium screen says Redhawks at Union Tuttle Field
High School students rehearse a dance scene for a planned performance.
Freshman and volunteers wear sunglasses during BA Career Day at the Freshman Academy
Union teacher Rexanne McCrary shakes hands with Ryan Walters at a Teacher of the Year celebration
Teacher poses between 4 female Union students
Union Football team runs across the field
Union 7th grader peers down through hole on a playset at the Tulsa Zoo
Union student athletes jump in the air in front of Jefferson Elementary
Union band members play instruments during an early morning practice.
Union science students look at food items on a table
Union fans celebrate with the U hand signal at a football game
Union girl works at the tech boards in the Performing Arts Center booth
Highsteppers leap and dance during a performance at the Performing Arts Center
Superintendent Dr. John Federline dips his wife during a Foundation dinner fundraiser.
Football players play in the endzone with fans in the background at Union High School
Jefferson teacher crouches behind her students during lunch
High School run across football field with flags that spell U, H, S, followed by American flag runner
2 teachers greet a smiling Educational Resource student
Aerial view of a football game at Union High School
Native Americans dressed in regalia perform for Roy Clark students
Roy Clark girl walks on the school lawn
Grove students holds her pencil and looks up from her desk as she is working

District Focus

In order to fulfill our mission of graduating 100 percent of our students college and career ready, Union focuses on four main areas: Early Childhood EducationCommunity SchoolsSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and the Union Collegiate Academy Experience.

Accreditation

Union is accredited by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Enrollment

Union continues to see significant growth in its student population. During the 2004-2005 school year, the district recorded total enrollment of 13,969. In 2021-2022, Union served 15,011 students – 6,927 at the elementary level and 8,084 in grades 6-12.  See Reports for a breakdown on specifics.