Open main menu

Jenks High School is a secondary school located within Tulsa County in Jenks, Oklahoma, United States. It serves students from the town of Jenks and students from the south side of the city of Tulsa. The high school has over 2,800 students in grades 10–12, with the attached Freshman Academy the high school campus has over 3,600 students.

Jenks High School
Jenks Logo.jpg
Address
205 East B Street

,
Oklahoma
74037

United States
Information
TypeCo-Educational, Public, Secondary
School districtJenks Public Schools
AuthorityOSDE
PrincipalDavid Beiler
Faculty160
Grades10–12
Number of students3,398 (2016-17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio1:18
Color(s)          Maroon & White
Athletics conference6A District 1
MascotTrojans
RivalsUnion Public Schools
NewspaperThe Trojan Torch
YearbookThe Trojan
Website

Contents

DemographicsEdit

As of 2010, the high school's average household income was $92,629, compared with the state average of $56,492. 69% of students were white, 11% were Native American, 8% were black, 7% were Asian, and 6% were Hispanic. [2]

AcademicsEdit

Jenks High School regularly has the most National Merit Scholars of any public school in the state, including 20 in 2016.[3] The school has produced three presidential scholars since 2001.[4] The college-going rate was 63.8%, compared with the state average of 50.9%. The average ACT test score was 23.8, compared with the state average of 20.8 and the national average of 21. [5]

Athletics and OSSAA sponsored activitiesEdit

Jenks is known for its successful high school football program. The Trojans won the 3A state championship in 1979 followed by a 5A state championship in 1982. Since 1993, the Trojans have been a dominant force in the Oklahoma 6A high school football scene, winning championships in 1993, 1996–2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, and 2012–2015, for a total of 16 state championships.[6] The 1997 team, which went 14–0 and outscored its opponents 535–118, is considered one of the greatest high school football teams in the history of Oklahoma.[7] R. Perry Beaver served as head football coach from 1977 to 1991.

Jenks High School football has produced NFL players Rocky Calmus, Sean Mahan, Garrett Mills, Phillip Dillard, Jerry Wisne, Chase Beeler, and Steven Parker among others. The Jenks baseball program has produced MLB all-star Josh Johnson.

Since 1978, the year of the first state championship in any sport, the Trojan athletic and non-athletic programs have in total won 172 state championships in various OSSAA sponsored sports and non-athletic events, as well as state championships in non-OSSAA sports such as gymnastics, hockey, and rugby. This is, by far, the most championships produced by any school in the state of Oklahoma, in state history.

The following is a list of the OSSAA sports and non-athletic events in which the school competes, along with the current head coach for the team, as well as the years, if any, during which the school's team won the state championship:[8]

  • Academic Bowl (Justin McCrackin) – 3 (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Baseball (Dan Morgan) – 3 (1997, 2000, 2002)
  • Boys Basketball (Mike Hasloop) – 0
  • Girls Basketball (Rhonda Fields) – 5 (1991, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004)
  • Cheerleading (Kristi Rodgers) – 1 (2010)
  • Boys Cross Country (Steve Patterson) – 15 (1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Girls Cross Country (Maria Fernandez) – 14 (1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012)
  • Debate (Gregg Hartney) – 4 (2003, 2007, 2012, 2015)
  • Football (Allan Trimble) – 16 (1979, 1982, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Boys Golf (Colton Staggs) – 8 (1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Girls Golf (Vicki Hughes) – 14 (1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010)
  • Boys Soccer (John Timmons) – 5 (1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2006)
  • Girls Soccer (Kayln Reinhardt) – 9 (1988, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009)
  • Fastpitch Softball (Jeff Owens) – 0
  • Slowpitch Softball (Todd Williams) – 1 (2011)
  • Show Choir (Larry Downey) – 3 Regional Championship (2010, 2013, 2015), 6th Nationally (2013, 2015)
  • Boys Swimming (John Turner) – 17 (1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017)
  • POM (Kristin Phibbs) – 5 (2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), 4th Nationally (2015), 3rd Nationally (2016), 5th Nationally (2017)
  • Girls Swimming (John Turner) – 11 (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Boys Tennis (Ron Acebo) – 14 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2015, 2017)
  • Girls Tennis (Ron Acebo) – 18 (1986, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Boys Track (Steve Patterson) – 7 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2014)
  • Girls Track (Bryant Calip) – 6 (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2015)
  • Volleyball (Kody Engle) – 4 (1996, 1997, 2006, 2014)
  • Wrestling (Ray Weis) – 0
  • Boys Volleyball (Defunct)5 (1978, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986)
  • One Act (Defunct)2 (1986, 1988)

Marching bandEdit

The Jenks Trojan Pride, which has 262 members, participated in the 2016 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. It also participated in the "Bandfest" at Pasadena City College on December 30, 2015.

In November 2018, the Jenks Trojan Pride was a first-time finalist in the Bands of America Grand Nationals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Notable alumniEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "JENKS HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ [4]
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-08. Retrieved 2011-11-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Berry Tramel, "Top 100 Sports Teams in Oklahoma History" Archived 2010-06-19 at the Wayback Machine, The Oklahoman, July 29, 2007.
  8. ^ "OSSAA Sports History". Archived from the original on 2010-01-11.
  9. ^ Sherrow, Rita (May 13, 2016). "Tulsan competes for 'The Bachelorette' this season; Is he the new 'villain'?". Tulsa World. Retrieved May 13, 2016.

External linksEdit