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NEWCASTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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The Mission of Newcastle Public Schools is to provide through shared responsibility, a safe and secure environment that assures educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, physical, and character development appropriate for contributing members of tomorrow’s society.

Newcastle Schools envisions a team of educators and community partners working together to establish excellence in our student learning through a system of traditional core values, inspired teaching, purposeful learning, rigorous academics, and relevant life experiences.  The attainment of excellence requires a shared and collaborative commitment, by all individuals and groups within the Newcastle School District, to set and achieve high expectations.


The City of Newcastle covers approximately 64 square miles.  Newcastle is a warm and growing community nestled between southwest Oklahoma City, Moore, Norman, Blanchard and Tuttle.   A great place to live with room to grow.

Newcastle Schools enjoys a strong partnership with the City of Newcastle and the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce.


ABOUT US:

  • Newcastle school district covers approximately 56 square miles.
  • Newcastle has over 2235 students and 260 employees with a 16.6 million dollar budget.
  • Significant district growth is imminent with over 1500 residential lots in some form of development.
  • Newcastle consists of 4 school sites:
    • 1 Early Childhood Center (PK3 years -1st)
    • 1 Elementary (Lower 2-3 and Upper 4-5)
    • 1 Middle (Grades 6-8)
    • 1 High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Our last bond issue for $50.4 million passed by 64% and 66%.

In April 2018, BackgroundChecks.org ranked Newcastle #15, right behind Jenks on their Top 100 Schools List.  The rankings are based on student performance, dropout rates, school funding and poverty rates.  See the rankings.

Newcastle has a strong commitment to challenging students to excellence in both academics and extracurricular activities. We believe that well rounded, involved, and academically strong students make good leaders upon graduation.

Newcastle’s is proud to have had seven individual Academic All Staters in the last ten years with a total of ten students since 1989.

Newcastle’s academic highlights continue with five athletic Academic State Champions, several Distinguished Academic Awards for fine arts, and five Academic Excellence awards for agricultural education.

The athletic programs in Newcastle continually build state qualifying programs with 4 State Championships and 1 Runner Up in the last 5 years.

Band accolades include seven All-State Band members, several ratings of Superior at the OSSAA State Sightreading Contest, hundreds of students competing and receiving ratings of Superior at the OSSAA State Solo and Ensemble contest.

Robotics has earned invitations to compete internationally in five FIRST World Championships.

Newcastle agricultural education students earned Grand Champion Market Steer for back to back years along with Grand Champion Market Hog at the 2018 Tulsa State Fair and Grand Champion Goat at the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo.

Outdoor Education activities include fishing, shooting sports and archery.  Newcastle has a commitment to offering a broad range of activities to engage all students.

 

Applications will be accepted for this position until December 14, 2018. Candidates selected to interview will be notified by email or phone. Interviews will be held in January 2019, with the hopes of naming a superintendent in February 2019.  This timeline is subject to change at the discretion of the Board.