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About Union

About the District

The eighth largest public school district in Oklahoma, Union has approximately 15,000 students, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, residing within a 28-square-mile boundary encompassing both southeast Tulsa and a portion of Broken Arrow.  The school system is the heart of the community and serves as a unifying force.  It includes an early childhood center for three-year-old students; 13 elementary schools pre-kindergarten through fifth grade; five secondary schools—a 6th/7th Grade Center (to be separated into two distinct facilities), 8th Grade Center, the High School Freshman Academy, High School (Grades 10-12,) and the Union Alternative School for grades 9-12. 

In addition, Union's Adult Education Learning Center serves northeastern Oklahoma, offering GED classes, English as a Second Language and more.

Parents choose the Union district for its all-around excellence.  They take great pride in its wide-ranging, dynamic academic programs; award-winning activities; caring, talented teachers; highly respected elected and administrative leaders; and remarkable facilities.  Union is one of the leading districts in Oklahoma in the number of teachers earning National Board Certification and in number of Presidential Math and Science Award recipients.

Union’s Community Schools — schools complete with health clinics and services from community agencies — serve as a model to other districts nationwide.  They increase academic success by forming community partnerships to provide extra supports such as early care, health and social services, out-of-school activities, family/community engagement, neighborhood development and lifelong learning.

In addition to challenging Pre-Advanced Placement (AP) classes, Union offers a variety of Advanced Placement classes which allow students to earn college credit while learning about a subject in depth.  In partnership with Tulsa Community College (TCC), Union was the first to pilot a unique concurrent enrollment program - EDGE - Earn a Degree, Graduate Early – on its High School campus, enabling qualifying students to earn both high school and college credits at the same time – virtually tuition free!  

Union’s Collegiate Academy at the High School provides students a challenging college-like experience with instructors from Tulsa Community College, tiered lecture halls, advanced science labs, student lounges, and specialty food shops, along with a safety net of high school staff members there to ensure their success.  Counselors in the College and Career Center help students and their parents complete college entrance, financial aid, and scholarship applications or bank college credit through Tulsa Technology Center.  

The Union community provides whatever it takes to ensure all students graduate college/career ready. Successful bond issues have funded state-of-the-art tools to enhance reading, language, math, science, and writing skills at every grade level. Art, music, and physical education enrich the traditional curriculum. Professionals in remedial reading, speech therapy, and special education are assigned to the schools along with library media specialists, nurses, and counselors. Courses for gifted students are offered at all levels, as are programs for English Language Learners.

Union At A Glance

Union Athlete leaps over high bar during track meet
Moore teacher pretends to take cover as students aim their rubber bands
Moore teachers & students dance in the gym
Dog licks Union staff member's face
Andersen media specialist reads to children
Union educators tour the Bob Dylan museum in downtown Tulsa
Rebecka Peterson, National and State Teacher of the Year, and crowd 'throw U' at Union High School
Teacher and students pose for pic in Leadership Class at Union High School
Three Andersen students run during jog-a-thon
Reflection of band students playing on xylophone on the keyboards
Peters students throw balls at P.E. teacher Luke Snider
Boevers child nutrition staff hold hands at a table during their lunch.
Pom members throw poms during pep assembly outside at Union Tuttle Stadium
Spirit squad members caught upside down during a jump routine
Class of 2023 celebrates outside with a beach ball during Commencement
McAuliffe students hold up food while seated for lunch in the cafeteria
Career Connect Gianna Giordano stretches arms during a visit to OSU-Tulsa
High School seniors gather for a group picture at Beyond U, a field trip to OSU Tulsa
Peters teacher and students pose at their desks for a class picture