Whitebead is located two miles west of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, serving our rural community of 1500 people. Established in 1917, we are known in Oklahoma as a Dependent School District because we are a single site Pre-K through 8th grade school that is dependent on other school districts to complete our students' education (through high school).
A unique characteristic of our district is that forty-three percent (43%) of our 400 students transfer in from other schools. We offer a comprehensive curriculum and meet the diverse needs of our students through a comprehensive system of needs analysis that involves students, parents, and staff.
We use a blended services model, which promotes classroom community, to ensure the needs of our diverse students, parents, and staff. Offerings include small classes, looping in the first through sixth grades, multi-age classes in preschool through fourth grade, nine sports teams (72% participating), award winning visual and performing arts programs (68% participation in fifth through eighth grade), athletic and academic booster clubs, Spanish, French, student governing, school service organizations, four academic teams (21% participation in fifth through eighth grade), service learning projects, School-To-Work Program, and a bilingual newsletter all of which are important aspects of life at Whitebead School.
We know our parents play an important role in the success of our school. We value and encourage parental input and support a partnership among staff, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. Please take a moment to read our Parental Involvement Policy in English or Spanish to learn more.
Our district knows how important it is to provide a safe environment for both students and employees. You can read detailed information on our policies in our Bullying Policy and our Harassment Rules.
Please take a moment to see how we are performing by reviewing our school report cards listed below.
As a parent, you have the right to request and receive information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's classroom teachers. For your convenience, we will post status notifications here.
No Child Left Behind requires the Oklahoma State Department of Education to annually review the performance of each school district that receives funds under Title III for language instruction. Please view our notifications regarding this.