Welcome to Ponca City Public Schools

Welcome to the Ponca City Public Schools where "Achieving Excellence" is the focus of our academic and extra curricular programs.  The district is committed to providing all children with the academic skills necessary to excel in the 21st Century.

The education of children is a cooperative effort of parents, the community and the school district.  Historically, these groups have joined forces in Ponca City to create one of the best school systems in Oklahoma.  In addition to strong academic programs, Ponca City students have many opportunities to participate in fine arts, athletics and leadership programs, encouraging personal and social development beyond the classroom.

While we are proud of our accomplishments, we consider an academic environment to be a dynamic "work in progress" and are constantly pursuing opportunities for improvement and program enhancements.  Recognizing the need for all children to obtain the academic skills necessary for a successful life, the Ponca City Public School District has been a leader in the state in the development and implementation of full-day early childhood development programs, after school tutoring, mentoring, summer school and alternative school programs.

Academic achievement is the measure by which we monitor the progress of each student and the successes of the district in its primary responsibility.  It is also our hope that we convey that education is not a destination, but a journey and that each of our students accepts the challenge to pursue that journey throughout their lives.  We hope that you, too, will join our faculty and staff in supporting the children of Ponca City in their endeavors of "Achieving Excellence."

David K. Pennington, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools