Red Oak Community School District
Welcome to the Red Oak Community School District!
We are pleased to have this opportunity to share with you the quality educational programs and opportunities that are offered to students and patrons of the District. Over the years, unique partnerships have been forged among the District, businesses, industries, and community patrons that have resulted in outstanding mutual support for the good of the community of Red Oak as well as the Red Oak Community School District.
The staff of the Red Oak Community Schools is comprised of 103 teachers, 82 support staff, and 6 administrators. The goal of all staff members is to provide the best educational experiences possible for ALL students, including ELL students, talented and gifted students, students from low socioeconomic conditions, and special education students. The school District covers 203 square miles and encompasses the City of Red Oak, the City of Coburg, and the rural communities of Stennet, Wales, McPherson, and Hawthorne.
In November of 1999, District voters overwhelmingly passed a bond issue that provided for new construction as well as remodeling and renovation of other facilities. Inman Primary School (grades PK-3), Washington Intermediate School (grades 4-5), Red Oak Middle School (grades 6-8), and Red Oak High School (grades 9-12) are excellent facilities in which to provide quality educational opportunities for the students of the District. Besides the main facilities, the District operates Right Start Preschool and the Alternative High School at the Webster Building, and the Red Oak Technology Center on the High school campus is a unique partnership among the Red Oak Community School District, Southwestern Community College (SWCC), Buena Vista University, and Bellevue University, with all entities conducting classes in the facility (Buena Vista University discontinued programs at the Tech Center in June of 2006 due to low enrollment in the programs offered in Red Oak).
In addition to an educational program that is grounded in both the “old basics” as well as the “new basics,” students have opportunities to choose courses in their high school years that prepare them for immediate employment, the military, or postsecondary education/training, as evidenced by an average of over 80% of ROHS graduates pursuing advanced education. Elective offerings range from an outstanding fine arts program to a foreign language program with two languages to a comprehensive vocational program of agriculture education, family and consumer sciences, business, and the award-winning industrial technology program. On-the-job experience is available through the vocational education program and through special education. Juniors and seniors may take college preparatory courses through SWCC. Through 28E agreements with SWCC, juniors and seniors may take courses and receive training for dual credit in computer networking systems, two levels of health careers programming, and carpentry, in which students build a house each year.
The Red Oak Community Schools provide technology experiences that are second to none. The District has an agreement with Microsoft to service as a pilot school for new operating systems, new software applications, and some hardware. This agreement provides the District with opportunities that are cutting-edge in terms of technological advances.