Welcome to Achille Public Schools and the home of the Eagles! My name is Rick Beene, and I am the superintendent of Achille Public Schools.
I am a graduate of Fort Cobb High School, Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. I attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and Fort Hays State University. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education/Social Studies from Southwestern, a Master’s in Administration from Fort Hays, and a superintendent’s certificate from Southwestern.
I am in my ninth year as Achille superintendent and being a part of the positive improvements at Achille School has been a highlight of my educational career! I have been in education for 37 years and a school administrator for 24 years.
We have had one of the best turn around stories in the state of Oklahoma, with Achille showing major improvements in test scores and overall academics! We have gone from Priorities Schools to Reward Schools. Our High School is the the only school in Bryan County to have back to back A's on our State Report Card and four of the past five years. Our Achille High School was also named a High Performance school by the O.S.D.E. last year. Our extracurriculars are showing big improvement! We have a staff that cares for our students and has a positive attitude. Our students are the best thing going at Achille School and our school staff is very proud of them! We are very blessed to have an excellent group serving on our Achille Board of Education. Roger West, Daniel Howard, Marty Hutchings, David Kelly and Keith Alexander.
It is our academic goal for Achille Schools to provide the best educational opportunities possible for the students, to prepare each student for life after high school, to instill in our students the belief that knowledge is a person’s greatest potential power, and to help our students understand that trust, honesty, and integrity are the substance of virtue.
Our goals for Achille extracurricular activities are to be competitive and for each student to have a positive experience; also, for our students to experience the thrill of victory; and when faced with defeat, show good sportsmanship.
Our communities in our Achille School district have been a big support for our school! In 2011, we passed a $350,000 transportation bond by 76% of the vote. In 2015, our district patrons passed a $2.9 Million bond for a new elementary building and the demolition of our old gym. It passed with 79.2% support. We are very appreciative of all our patrons! We now enjoy some of the nicest facilities in the state!
What I have noticed and liked most about Achille is the friendliness of the students, teachers, and community.
My wife Dana and I have four sons. Nick is an insurance salesman in Dallas. Alex is a Data Analyst in Nashville, Tennessee. Nathan, a graduate of of Southeastern is a teacher/coach at Butner. Austin is a 2013 graduate of Achille High School. He finished his college basketball career and is now an Engineer Assistant. He also raises cattle.
My hobbies include my family, the Bible, and sports.