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, award winning visual and performing arts programs (68% participation in fifth through eighth grade), athletic and academic booster clubs, Spanish, student government, school service organizations, four academic teams (21% participation in fifth through eighth grade), service learning projects, 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 on the Documents page to learn more.