Elgin Public Schools is a school district in Elgin, Oklahoma.

Elgin Public School District
721 J Street
Elgin, Oklahoma 73538
United States of America
District information
TypePublic, Primary, Secondary, Co-Educational
GradesElementary K-4
Middle School 5-8
High School 9-12
SuperintendentNate Maraz
Students and staff
Student–teacher ratio16:1
Athletic conference4A District 1
District mascotOwl
ColorsCardinal Red & white
Other information

It includes Elgin, Lakeside Village, Lawtonka Acres, and portions of Edgewater Park and Medicine Park.[1]



School District No. 16, County of Comanche, Oklahoma Territory, was formed April 3, 1902. In June 1902 a one-story schoolhouse and other out building were constructed. A. T. Kellison was hired as the first teacher at a salary of $40 per month. By 1908, since enrollment of the school had increased to 80 pupils and 110 in 1909, it was obvious that more space was needed. Constructed of a new brick building began and the new building was occupied in the spring of 1910. The school became accredited in 1928, the first school buses began their daily route in 1935, a hot lunch program also started in 1935, and the first cafeteria begin in 1948, in a building remodeled from an army hospital. In 1937 the first edition of the Elgin Chat was distributed.

When school opened in September 1925, enrollment was 25 pupils in the high school with all the grades showing an enrollment of 70 pupils. Enrollment in 1937 had jumped to a total of 238, with 130 in high school and 108 in the grade school.[citation needed]

The Oklahoma Department of Education closed the Medicine Park School District in 1990 and split it between the Elgin and Lawton school districts.[2]




  1. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Comanche County, OK" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2024.
  2. ^ Killackey, Jim (July 27, 1990). "State Divides Medicine Park School District". The Daily Oklahoman. p. 14. - Clipping from Newspapers.com.

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