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Facilities & Safety

Always Improving

District voters have strongly supported Bartlesville Public Schools by approving bond issues to continually upgrade and expand facilities, transportation, technology and teaching resources. As recently as August 2016 voters overwhelming approved two bond issues that have led to facilities improvements at all schools since then. Click here for an update on these projects.

Elementary Upgrades

The 2012 bond issue resulted in the creation of an Early Childhood Development Center at Kane Elementary School similar to the facilities already constructed at the district’s other elementary schools. Further improvements included new elementary school playground equipment and district-wide technology upgrades.

Athletics Improvements

Completed in late 2006, the BHS Field House shares a two-story lobby with the Fine Art Center. The state-of-the-art facility provides seating for 2,200 spectators and is surrounded by training rooms, locker facilities and a hospitality room. The facility hosts regular girls and boys basketball games as well as several tournaments, including the Great American Conference collegiate basketball championship every March.

Performance & Practice Venues

Students from schools throughout the district have the opportunity to perform in musical, theatrical and other types of performances at the Fine Arts Center auditorium located at Bartlesville High School. The 1200-seat auditorium serves as the focal point for the center, which also contains music practice rooms as well as art classrooms and display areas.

BHS Expansion

Major construction and renovation were recently completed at Bartlesville High School as the campus was transformed into four-year high school in 2015. The project involved a nearly 100,000-square-foot expansion for new classrooms, a large cafeteria and a spacious commons area. In order to provide ample space for the addition of two grades, the science wing on the north side of the BHS campus also was expanded. 

Freshman Academy Opens

Ninth graders at BHS have most classes in the new Freshman Academy, which opened in August 2015 and adjoins the high school. The semi-separate facility allows freshman students to gradually acclimate to the high school setting. 

New STEM Facilities

Phillips 66 has awarded Bartlesville Public Schools a $1.7 million grant for building Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Innovation Labs at the secondary schools in the district. The first STEM lab facilities will be completed at the high school, to be followed by facilities at Madison and Central Middle Schools  These improvements will provide new homes for the Gateway to Technology courses at each site as well as improved science projects and computer lab space.

Madison Middle School Upgrades

This facility, formerly known as Mid-High, has received a new secured entrance that requires visitors to use the LobbyGuard visitor management system and enter the building through the main office. The entrance is located just east of the main entrance. Additional projects, including classroom and hallway upgrades, were completed this past summer in order for facility to become the home of middle school students for the 2015-16 school year.

Central Middle School Renovation

A major renovation currently is underway at Central Middle School. All four floors of this historic structure are undergoing modernization plus a new gymnasium is being constructed.  Work will be completed for the start of the 2016-17 school year. During the renovation of Central, students and staff are utilizing what was formerly the Madison Middle School building. 

Security/Safety Improvements

2013 bond issue overwhelmingly approved by school district voters earmarked $1.4 million for security upgrades across the district.

Completed security upgrades include:

  • LobbyGuard visitor sign-in kiosks for background checks and badge printing at all schools.
  • Door locks replacement in many classrooms.
  • 235 new cameras installed throughout the district.
  • Intercoms updated throughout the schools with capability extended to playground and outdoor areas.
  • GPS radios & cameras installed on buses so the location of buses is known at all times.
  • Alarms installed on the back doors of some schools.
  • Protective film installed on outward facing windows
  • ID badge system implemented for 880 employees as well as for all students 6th thru 12th grades.
  • Entrance of the Mid-High has been upgraded with new secure visitor entrance into the school office.
  • Central Middle School existing south entrance has received security improvements, but the major changes will come with the school’s ongoing renovation, which will result in the office and main entrance moving to the east side on Delaware Ave.

This play setting at the Early Childhood Development Center in Kane School reflects the school district’s commitment to quality elementary facilities.

Kane Elementary's recently renovated Early Childhood Development Center


Our state-of-the-art field house seats 2,200 spectators for our high school basketball games, as well as the Great American Conference collegiate basketball championship every March.

Bruin girls basketball team competing at the BHS Field House


Bartlesville High School's Fine Arts Center provides ample opportunities for students throughout our district to perform in musical and theatrical performances.

Bartlesville's Fine Arts Center


Voters approved a $36.72 million bond proposal in 2013 that is transforming the district’s secondary schools by expanding Bartlesville High School to a four-year school and renovating historic Central Middle School.

The science wing of Bartlesville high school

High School

The BHS Freshman Academy has its own entrance and classroom area to help new students gradually acclimate to the high school setting.

Bartlesville High School's new freshman commons

Freshman Academy

Thanks to a generous grant from Phillips 66, BHS has brand new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) facilities in all of secondary schools. These innovation labs and classrooms provide advanced courses to prepare students for the future.

A photograph of the new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math labs in Bartlesville secondary schools


Numerous security and classroom updates were recently completed at the former Mid-High in preparation for the facility to become what is now the new home of Madison Middle School. 

Madison Middle School

Madison Middle School

Renovations to historic Central Middle School are well underway including improvements to all four floors, creation of STEM facilities and construction of a new gymnasium.

A photograph of a newly renovated classroom at Central Middle School

Central Middle School

Bartlesville schools are committed to student safety. In 2013, voters approved a $1.4 million bond for safety improvements throughout the district, and we have already installed LobbyGuard kiosks in all schools, 235 new cameras, GPS on all buses, and much more.

Kindergarten students at Kane Elementary School