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Millwood most equitable of 510 school districts in Oklahoma

KOKH – Oklahoma City logo KOKH – Oklahoma City 8/5/2020 Kevin Severin
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OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - WalletHub has released its report on the most and least equitable school districts in Oklahoma.

Research is showing that low-income students will fall behind their wealthy peers if schools operate remotely.

WalletHub scored the equability of 510 school districts in Oklahoma based on average household income and expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools per pupil.

Oklahoma ranked as the 24th most equitable state in the U.S.

States that provide equitable funding to all school districts can help prevent poor students from having lower graduation rates, lower rates of pursuing higher education, and smaller future incomes than their wealthy peers, the study said. 

The study showed that the difference is dramatic, with college graduates earning  $460 - $1,154 higher median weekly earnings than people with a high school diploma and no college experience, depending on the degree. 

Source: WalletHub

Most equitable school districts in Oklahoma:

  1. Millwood School District 37
  2. South Coffeyville School District51
  3. Coalgate School District 1
  4. Bowring School District 7
  5. Granite School District 3
  6. Greenville School District 3
  7. Morrison School District 6
  8. Battiest School District 71
  9. Byng School District 16
  10. Geronimo School District 4

Least equitable school districts in Oklahoma:

  1. Freedom School District 6
  2. Oakdale School District 29
  3. Taloga School District 10
  4. Burlington School District 1
  5. Peckham School District 27
  6. Calumet School District 76
  7. Sweetwater School District 15
  8. Straight School District 80
  9. Balko School District 75
  10. Terral School District 3

Below is the methodology the study had to determine its findings: 

They first scored all 12,919 school districts throughout the United States on two metrics: average household income and expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools per pupil.

For expenditures, the study removed one point from a base of 50 points for each district for each one percent above the state's average they were. 

For household income, for each one percent above the state's average, the study added one point to a base score of 50 points for each district.

The study decided that the inverse was true for each one percent below the state's average. 

To read the full report, visit click here.

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