Valencia Schools Among Best in State

September 5, 2018

Students who live in Valencia can attend either Deer Creek or Edmond Public schools, depending on the area where their home is located. Both school districts are widely recognized as being among the best in Oklahoma. Deer Creek Schools Home to one of six Oklahoma 2017 Blue Ribbon Schools, Deer Creek Public Schools serves students in northwest Oklahoma City and Edmond. Consistently recognized as one of Oklahoma’s most outstanding school districts, this reputation for educational excellence has driven an influx of new homeowners since the early 1980s. Today the district has one high school, which now includes a Freshman Academy, Alumni Hall and the PAAC (Performing Arts and Athletic Center), a multi-sport complex and a new football stadium; one middle school; one intermediate school and five elementary schools. Students from Valencia attend: Grove Valley Elementary School Street Address: 3500 N. W. 192nd St., Edmond, OK 73012 Phone: 405-359-3195 Deer Creek Intermediate (5th and 6th grades) Street Address: 21175 North MacArthur, Edmond, OK 73012 Phone: 405-715-9850 Deer Creek Middle School (7th and 8th grades) Street Address: 2601 N.W. 234th Street, Edmond, OK 73025 Phone: 405-348-4830 Deer Creek High School (9th -- 12th grades) Street Address: 6101 NW 206th Street, Edmond, OK 73012 Phone: 405-348-5720 Known for its community-centered atmosphere, excellent staff, strong parental involvement, and focus on the growth of students both academically and personally, Deer Creek has approximately 6,500 students enrolled for the 2018-19 school year.   Deer Creek Voters Support Education With 74 percent of voters approving the measure, Deer Creek passed a $169.4 million construction bond in August 2016. This money is being used to build two new elementary schools, bringing the total number in the district to seven. This bond money is also being used to build three classroom wings at multiple schools, additions to the high school’s performing arts center and a second story on the middle school. Edmond Public Schools The Edmond School District has 11 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, the most of any district in Oklahoma. Directly north of Oklahoma City, this district has close to 25,000 students and employs more than 3,000 people. U.S. News and World Report has named all three high schools in the district among the top 10 in Oklahoma. In addition, Edmond leads the state in the number of National Merit Finalists and Commended Scholars. Students from Valencia attend: West Field Elementary Street Address: 17601 N. Pennsylvania, Edmond, OK 73012 Phone: 405-340-2285 Heartland Middle School Street Address: 4900 Explorer Drive, Edmond, OK 73012 Phone: 405-340-2972 Santa Fe High School Street Address: 1901 West 15th St., Edmond, OK 73013 Phone: 405-340-2230 Digital Conversion At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, all Edmond students grades 6 – 12, were issued a technology package that includes: a Chromebook, charging cord, and protective carrying case. Program Objectives:
  • Prepare students to be college and career ready.
  • Ensure equitable access to instructional technology.
  • Transform student learning through:
○ Creativity and Innovation ○ Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving ○ Communication ○ Collaboration ○ Inquiry ○ Individualization and Choice Elementary Digital Conversion In addition, at the beginning of this school year, Edmond Public School students, Pre-K – 5th grade, were given access to iPads and desktop computers in school.  5th grade students are also able to use Chromebooks with the guidance of their teacher. The district purchases and retains full ownership and has measures in place to prevent inappropriate use of these devices. Programs for Gifted & Talented Students From elementary through high school, Edmond offers gifted and talented programs for students whose intellectual, creative, leadership or visual arts/performing arts abilities require differentiated programs for the full development of their talents and abilities. Athletic Tradition of Success In the past 11 years alone, Edmond schools have acquired 84 OSSAA state athletic championships. The district follows the philosophy that participating in athletics helps individuals learn skills and character traits such as hard work, leadership and sportsmanship that will serve them well into their adulthood. Strong, Ongoing Community Support The Edmond community has a strong, consistent history of supporting the quality of education local students receive. This was proven yet again Feb. 14, 2017, when two bond proposals totaling $111 M were overwhelmingly passed to increase student safety, fund technology and upgrade and improve school buildings and campuses.
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