Shelley Arrott - Superintendent
Welcome to Ponca City Public Schools
The Ponca City Public School District takes great pride in offering an excellent education and memorable extracurricular activities for all students. With the support of our community firmly standing behind the high expectations for our students’ success, the district ensures the children of Ponca City have access to the latest technology and are provided educational experiences that allow them to develop 21st century skills necessary to live and work successfully in a global society.
The education of children is a cooperative effort of parents, community, and the school district. It is evident our community and parents fully support our progressive schools. Over the last 10 years, the citizens of Ponca City have passed over $85 million in bond issues, which allows our students to have access to the most innovative technology and state-of-the-art facilities to foster innovative instruction to promote academic success and educational excellence.
The Ponca City Public School District has long been a leader in our state in the professional development provided to our staff. Without a doubt, teachers have the greatest impact in the academic success of our students, and we are proud our staff truly strives to continually grow professionally to offer the best instruction to our students. However, we consider the academic environment to be a dynamic “work in progress”, and we constantly pursue opportunities for improvement and program enhancements. Students, as well as every staff member, are challenged, supported, and encouraged to be a leader in developing a culture in which we all have a shared vision and belief system for promoting academic success through active student engagement.
In addition to having an exceptional reputation and unwavering tradition for academic excellence, each site is a safe and welcoming haven where students receive personal attention from adults who care about them. Teachers build meaningful, positive relationships with their students, which allows them to understand each child’s learning style and unique abilities so thoughtful lessons can be developed and customized individually.
Along with our strong academic programs, students have multiple opportunities, during the school day and beyond, to participate in excellent fine arts, athletic, and leadership programs allowing them to show-case their talents and to encourage their personal growth outside the classroom. These programs successfully build character traits that help our students transition into productive citizens and leaders.
Positive relationships are at the heart of any successful organization. Our district’s most prized possessions are our caring and innovative staff, dedicated students, and supportive school community. We encourage you to become a part of our school community to support our children’s journey of building academic success, character, and work ethic. We are fortunate and appreciative to have such a wonderful school community supporting our efforts of developing a positive culture that makes student success the ultimate priority.
Superintendent of Schools