|Unified School District 490, El Dorado Public Schools, serves students and families throughout 128 square miles in the city of El Dorado and the surrounding rural area of Butler County with a comprehensive educational program including vocal music, band, orchestra, fine arts, physical education, art, foreign language, and technology.
The district has been recognized for excellence in technology and takes pride in providing tools that support acquisition of 21st century skills.
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. Forty pre-K students are served through a State Pre-Kindergarten Program grant. The district provides full day kindergarten. The high school has an alternative program as well as a virtual program for students who experience success in a non-traditional setting.
The Board of Education has adopted Student Achievement as the number one goal of the district. A comprehensive strategic plan with support goals of communication, safety and facilities provides staff and patrons with clearly articulated priorities for promoting Student Achievement.