The Elk City Public School District and its accomplishments are a source of pride for the community. The people of Elk city hold a strong belief in the value of education and support a public system that pursues excellence in all aspects. The school’s mission is to develop an educational program that will motivate and allow students to identify and achieve their highest potential whether in academics, sports, music, or the arts.
A student to teacher ratio of less than 20 to one ensures that each student will receive an individualized education from highly qualified teachers. Of the 173 certified teachers, 57 percent hold masters degrees.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a four-year accredited college with an outstanding school of pharmacy, is located just 40 minutes east of Elk City. SWOSU Sayre Campus and the area’s Vo-Tech College-Western Technology Center are just 15 minutes to the west of Elk City.
Chesapeake Energy, Apache Corporation, Wal-Mart, Weatherford International, Butler Well Testing LLC, Anadarko Dozer, First National Bank & Trust of Elk City, Great Plains Regional Hospital, Elk City Public Schools, Bar-S Foods Co., City of Elk City, Elk City Nursing Home, Homeland, Bell Ave Nursing Center, Holiday Inn, United Supermarket, McDonalds of Elk City, Joe D. Hall Construction, Superior Fabricators, Inc., Bank of Western Oklahoma, Dynaturn, American Milling Co., Innovative Technology provide jobs for more than 1300 employees in Elk City.