Edison Preparatory School
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|Edison Preparatory School|
2906 East 41st Street
|School district||Tulsa Public Schools|
|Number of students||1,180 in the HS, 824 in the MS|
|Color(s)||Kelly Green Eggshell White|
The school was recently ranked by Newsweek as the #467 best high school in the nation. This ranking puts them #2 in Tulsa and #3 in Oklahoma. In 2005, 92 percent of Edison seniors graduated. Edison has more than 30 clubs and organizations for the estimated 2,220 students enrolled. The school recently became a "Program of Choice" (replacing the former program called Magnet Schools). The school offers a wide variety of classes including several foreign languages (French, German, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Chinese). They also offer classes that range from Music,TV Production and Leadership to Drama.
The school opened in 1956 on a 44-acre (180,000 m2) lot on 41st street between Harvard and Lewis.
- Tom Adelson - State Senator
- Larry Drake - Actor, multiple Emmy winner
- Bill Goldberg (born 1966), professional NFL football player, undefeated wrestler, and actor
- Bill Hader - Actor/comedian
- William F. Martin - United States Deputy Secretary of Energy
- Kevin Pritchard - Basketball player, NBA general manager (Portland Trail Blazers)
- Carl Radle - bass guitarist for Derek and the Dominos
- Bill Raffensperger - Tulsa Sound musician, bassist for J. J. Cale
- Nancy Riley - State Senator
- Susan Savage - Former mayor of Tulsa
- Phil Seymour - musician
- Ted Shackelford - Actor
- Spencer Tillman - All-American Running Back (Oklahoma), TV Sports Analyst
- Jeanne Tripplehorn - Actress
- Dwight Twilley - musician
- Tim Stanley, "Publicity-shy rocker was one of the greats", Tulsa World, January 14, 2010.
- Gene Triplett, "Tulsan Dwight Twilley records musical autobiography", The Oklahoman, September 30, 2011.