General Information

Oskaloosa Elementary School is located in Jefferson County Kansas. We have an enrollment of about 311 students K-6th grades. We have 65 dedicated staff members who love and care for our students day in and day out.


Pat Foster



Taylor Holland

Assistant Principal

Our Values

Vision Statement

The MISSION of Oskaloosa Elementary School is to prepare all children for continued education: academically, socially, culturally, physically, and emotionally.

Mission Statement

The VISION of Oskaloosa Elementary School is to improve behavior and academic performance through the use of the BEAR PRIDE goals, which include being RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL, ENGAGED, and showing EMPATHY.

Belief Statements

  1. Education is the foundation of a democratic society. 

  2. All students will succeed in unique and different ways. 

  3. All Oskaloosa graduates will have mastered certain essential skills. 

  4. Our schools promote skills for life-long learning. 

  5. Our school provides a sequential, aligned curriculum. 

  6. Our schools are committed to effective staff development that results in student improvement. 

  7. Technology plays a major role in our society. 

  8. Our school provides a nurturing learning environment. 

  9. Visionary leadership enhances school success. 

  10. Students, families, community and our school share responsibility as educational partners. 

  11. Discipline, hard work, respect and honesty are essential components of a successful life.

Grade Handbooks

VIP Handbook

Kindergarten Handbook

1st Grade Handbook

2nd Grade Handbook

3rd Grade Handbook

4th Grade Handbook

5th Grade Handbook

6th Grade Handbook