Our education system readies students for the future

The City of Broken Arrow is served by two public school systems:  Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) and Union Public Schools (UPS). Both districts are dedicated to sharing knowledge, inspiring innovative thinking, and preparing students for a lifetime of curiosity and success. The city also has several private schools, including parochial schools and a private, family-run school serving preschool through fifth-grade students.

Broken Arrow Public Schools

Founded in 1904, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) serves more than 19,000 students, with a high-school graduation rate of over 90 percent. Broken Arrow offers students real-world workforce experience. Numerous partnerships exist with private industry and our two public schools to prepare students for careers after graduation. Our public schools also partner with higher education and technical colleges to provide students with opportunities to learn trade skills and earn college credit while in high school. 

Union Public Schools

Union Public Schools (UPS) has approximately 16,000 students and covers a 28-square-mile territory encompassing both southeast Tulsa and a portion of the City of Broken Arrow.  

Thanks to its strong and supportive community, Union consistently passes annual bond issues that fund state-of-the-art buildings and equipment for its students. The district’s premier facilities include the 1,995-seat Performing Arts Center; the Union Multipurpose Activity Center (UMAC), which houses the 5,662-seat John Q. Hammons arena; and Union’s Tuttle Stadium, which serves students as well as the Tulsa community year-round. 

Union’s newest and largest school, Ellen Ochoa Elementary, is a model high-tech, energy-efficient community school equipped with maker spaces, as well as indoor and outdoor classrooms. 

Post-secondary and higher-ed programs prepare students for work

Our workforce is skilled and prepared, thanks to our schools of higher learning and innovative trade programs. Over 94% of residents have attained a high school or higher education degree (average in the U.S. is 87.7%).

Broken Arrow is served by top higher education institutions in the area:

Other educational institutions around Broken Arrow: