In the 2016-17 school year, Oklahoma schools began teaching more comprehensive academic standards in order to track students’ college and career readiness and to align with national benchmarks like the ACT, SAT, and NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress). The new assessments given to students in the spring of 2017 represent a TOTAL RESET. No comparison is possible with student or school . . .
Here in our close-knit Jenks community, every student, parent, teacher, and staff member understands that education is not about sitting at a desk and taking tests— it’s about an experience . It’s about discovery, creativity, passion, and pride—and the opportunities and programs that bring learning to life. Trojan Advantage is a giving program that makes it possible for you to directly support our wide range of . . .
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced this week the semifinalists for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, and 10 students from Jenks High School are among the 16,000 names on the list. Jenks is one of three high schools in Oklahoma with 10 or more semifinalists. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of all high school seniors. National Merit finalists will be . . .
At the annual Back To School Rally, Jenks Public Schools' employees were challenged to ask themselves a simple question...why? Why do you teach? Why have you devoted your life to serving students? Why are you here at JPS? To help answer that question, Chuck Fisher shared his story. At 80 years old, the Army veteran and JPS bus driver is one of hundreds of employees who play a vital role in fulfilling the mission . . .
For more than 100 years, Jenks Public Schools has provided students with a quality education in an environment known nationwide for high academic standards and innovation. Located just south of Tulsa, Jenks Public Schools now encompasses 39 square miles and serves more than 11,700 students at its nine school sites. It is the eleventh largest public school district in the state of Oklahoma and was recently recognized as the best district . . .