About Us

Street School combines alternative education and therapeutic counseling and is Oklahoma’s longest running and most successful dropout prevention and intervention program. Annually, we serve an average of 140 students ages 14-19 who reside in the Tulsa Public School district. Street School’s focus is on teens who have dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out due to academics, abuse, neglect, bullying, drugs, or pregnancy/teenage parenting needs and offers them a second chance to graduate.

 

  • Goal: to reduce the high school-dropout rate and provide at-risk students the academic and emotional skills needed to prepare them for college/technical school and the workforce
  • Graduates: on average, 90% of seniors graduate each year
  • Gap: 66% of students live in households where the annual income is less than $27,000 and for the majority of those, it is $16,000 or less

 

Dropping out of high school has a lasting impact on the communities we live . . .

  • 4,000 students drop out each year in the Tulsa area
  • On average, 20% of Oklahoma students leave school between ninth grade and graduation
  • 25% of dropouts over the age of 25 live in poverty
  • 71% of prison inmates did not graduate from high school
  • Over the course of their lifetime, dropouts earn, on average about $260,000 less than a high school graduate and more than $800,000 less than a college graduate