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Removing All Barriers – Community Schools Pay Huge Dividends At Union

Ellen Ochoa Awarded 5-Year 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant For $1.38 Million

Ellen Ochoa Principal Rita Long (pictured left) said, “We are extremely pleased at being named a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant recipient, as we worked diligently with local partners to demonstrate the need in our East Tulsa community. Given this level of support, we will be able to provide 250 students and their families with much needed after-school enrichment opportunities, including academic, English Language, social-emotional and other types of supports.:

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Welcome to Ellen Ochoa Elementary!

The staff at Ellen Ochoa pledges to work hard to provide each student and our community of learners with the essential skills needed for academic growth, lifelong learning and personal character.


Learn, Lead, and Light the Way.


Ellen Ochoa Elementary is a diverse community unified to empower students to become leaders and reach their fullest potential.

Ellen Ochoa Elementary School
12000 E. 31st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146-2001

School Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:40 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Office Hours

7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Main Phone: 918-357-4330
Fax: 918-357-8499

Principal Rita Long 

Assistant Principal Teresa Besses

Assistant Principal Dr. Leedy Smith 

Parent/Community Liaison Andrea Zambrano and Derek Frey

Counselors: Twytinna "Twy" Gardner and Anna Hinson
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Community School Village

The Oklahoma State Department of Education: We all know that it takes a village to raise a child. See how Union Public Schools is ensuring its students receive wraparound services for their health, social, emotional and academic needs with the opening of a community school village complete with health center! Through local partnerships, Union was able to leverage the natural community hub of Ellen Ochoa Elementary to provide doctors, dentists and behavioral health services for underinsured students.

"It's gonna change lives in more ways than we can ever imagine," Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said.

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Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone: 918-357-4321