Welcome to Salk!
At Salk Elementary School, we teach our students to solve problems, understand and cooperate with others, and to become lifelong learners who contribute to the community by being effective leaders.
A family school
A parent's role is vital in the development of our students, which is why parents are always welcome in our building. We offer multiple parent events throughout the school year, such as Fall Festival, bingo nights, and school picnics. For our annual Polar Express Literacy Night, every child meets Santa and receives a free book, a cup of hot chocolate, and a cookie. In January, we host a Chit Chat and Chili Night, which provides parents with testing tips and ways to help students increase their reading level. We are thankful for community partners who make these programs possible for our students.
Salk students can participate in the annual All-District Elementary Music Festival at the Performing Arts Center for Education. Through the program, students learn music throughout the school year, rehearse at an all-day field trip with other Tulsa schools, and perform the same evening for family members. In addition, you may see artwork from our students on display at the nearby McDonald's. This valuable community partner supports our students in many ways, including donating tablets for our reading challenges.
Health and wellness
As an Oklahoma Healthy Safe School from the State Department of Education, we are very proud of our physical education program. To encourage our students to stay active we participate in the International Walk to School Day and the Zoo Run each year. We also host an annual Salk Super Kids Day. These events are a great way for parents to bond with their kids.
Invested in the community
Salk is a focal point of our neighborhood with a long history of stability and veteran instructors. The average teaching experience in our school is 19 years and have taught at Salk for an average of 9 years. This results in an engaged student body participating in everything from the Tulsa Public Schools Chess Tournament to Read Across America Week.