Over 100 years old, the El Dorado public schools have developed a proud tradition for excellence in education - success which is attributed to four facts: interested and supportive parents, motivated students, well-trained and caring faculty and a community that values education.
Students attend one of four elementary schools, a middle school serving grades 6-8, and El Dorado High School, a 4A school serving students in grades 9-12. Pre-K students are served through a State Four-Year Old Preschool grant. The district provides free all-day kindergarten. The high school provides alternative programs for students who experience success in non-traditional settings or for those who need to recover credits in order to stay on track for graduation and will launch a virtual school program for grades 9-12 this school year. In addition, the district is a member of the Butler County Special Education Cooperative, serving students in all nine Butler County school districts. A free district shuttle bus system ensures the safety of students required to cross two highways intersecting the city.
The El Dorado Public School District is recognized as a leader in school improvement and in the integration of technology into the classroom. The district has a 1 to 1 laptop program for all high school students and all teachers and a 1 to 1 iPad program for all middle school students. There is wireless access throughout the district.
Our students excel in academics, debate, forensics, student congress, scholastic competitions, and other contests in journalism, music, art, photography and writing. Fine Arts play an important role in our schools. In addition, USD 490 has a complete athletic program for students in grades seven through twelve.
Everyone associated with education in El Dorado Public Schools is committed to preparing all children to meet the challenges of a changing world and fully committed to effective schools in which every student is learning the established curriculum.