Muskogee High School

Muskogee High School (MHS) is a four-year public high school in Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA. It is accredited by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

Muskogee High School
Location
Muskogee High School is located in Oklahoma
Muskogee High School
Muskogee High School
Muskogee High School is located in the United States
Muskogee High School
Muskogee High School
3200 East Shawnee

,
Oklahoma
74403

United States
CoordinatesCoordinates: 35°46′12″N 95°19′43″W / 35.770015°N 95.328673°W / 35.770015; -95.328673
Information
TypeCo-Educational, Public, Secondary
EstablishedAugust 19, 1970
School boardMuskogee Board of Education
AuthorityOSDE
PrincipalKimberly Fleak
Staff87.93 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,554 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio17.67[1]
Color(s)Green and white   
MascotRoughers
Websitemhs.mpsi20.org

Muskogee High School is part of the Muskogee Independent School District No. 20 of Muskogee County, Oklahoma, more commonly known as Muskogee Public Schools.

School historyEdit

 
The Muskogee Rougher is the mascot of Muskogee High School and Muskogee Public Schools at-large.

In August 2018 the school administration announced that any student who, within a four-week period, is late to classes four times would receive a fine of $250. At the same time, the administration stated that safety concerns caused it to ban students from wandering around the campus during lunch times, increase class times, and reduce the times of lunch periods. According to a KOCO-TV article, students planned to protest the new rules.[2]

AcademicsEdit

Muskogee High School offers a wide range of academic courses.

Advanced Placement ProgramEdit

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program provides college-level courses to MHS student through AP courses. Through AP Exams, students have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation's colleges and universities.

Concurrent enrollmentEdit

Juniors and seniors of exceptional ability are provided with the opportunity to gain college credit while completing their high school education. School counselors must verify that prerequisites are met and that enrollment in the college course has been completed, including payment for the course(s), prior to concurrent enrollment being changed on a student's schedule.

Special Education DepartmentEdit

Muskogee High School provides comprehensive services to qualifying students.

Technology and Business DepartmentEdit

Through different programs at MHS students are allowed to incorporate work experience into their academic plans. The DECA program allows students to attends MHS half the day and maintain a job the other half. Students interested in technical and career-specific skills to prepare for such careers as automotive, child care, computers, construction, cosmetology, industrial technology, health care, and landscape may enroll in programs at the Muskogee Indian Capital Technology Center, affiliated with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

AthleticsEdit

FootballEdit

State Championships(Central High): 1910 – 1914 – 1919 – 1920 – 1923 – 1925 – 1935 – 1940 – 1947 – 1948 -1949 1950 – 1951

State Championship(Muskogee High) : 1986

SoftballEdit

State Championship(Muskogee High) : 1983, 1998, 2000, 2009

The Rougher Softball Team was also named the Class 6A Academic State Champions in 2013, with a team GPA of 3.7.

Student clubs and organizationsEdit

Notable alumniEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

The book, Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941–1945 was published in November 2006. It was written by Evan Thomas, editor of Newsweek. The book details Muskogee graduate, Commander Ernest Evans, in one of the last great battles of the Pacific Theater in 1944. Mr. Thomas visited the library media center at Muskogee High School as part of his research for this book.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "MUSKOGEE HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  2. ^ "New Muskogee High School policy could result in large fine for students". KOCO-TV. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  3. ^ "Muskogee native Archie Bradley shines in All-Stars Futures Game". Associated Press. The Daily Progress. July 15, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Kays, Mike (April 23, 2020). "Draft time chill time for MHS ex Kamren Curl, wrapped around family and a nervous dad". Muskogee Phoenix. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  5. ^ Kays, Mike (July 22, 2017). "A Giant move? Ex-Rougher believes his time has come". MuskogeePhoenix.com.
  6. ^ "Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941–1945: Evan Thomas: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-10-21.

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