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Old 02-13-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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Its come a long way. It definitely is one of the better public schools.
Although it does have too much of an emphasis in athletics. Lots of football recruits.
It has been that way for a long time. Their academic excellence is not a recent development. Their prowess in sports has not affected their academics in the least bit. It's just become an elite school in general and thus the best athletes want to attend that school. I would rank it as the best high school in Oklahoma among both private and public schools. I judged an academic competition there and Booker T cleaned house and all the private schools were involved.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:36 AM
 
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It has been that way for a long time. Their academic excellence is not a recent development. Their prowess in sports has not affected their academics in the least bit. It's just become an elite school in general and thus the best athletes want to attend that school. I would rank it as the best high school in Oklahoma among both private and public schools. I judged an academic competition there and Booker T cleaned house and all the private schools were involved.
Show me the stats that say BT is better than Casady. IMO its more about the experience which doesnt come close to Casady. On another note, Private schools are not required to show their stats.

BT Student Body
Grades 9-12 Of 2007-08 class:

Total Enrollment: 1,250
Number of seniors 2004: 294
Percent attending 4-year college: 82 - not good, it should be 100 percent if you want to go head to head with Casady.
Percent attending 2-year college: 2
Standardized Test Results

Class of 2005, Average ACT score: 23 - Great for public, Okay for private or charter.
Average SAT score: Verbal 580 Math 549
AP testing program: 331 students took 641 exams

Here is a link that shows the stats....

http://www.psk12.com/rating/USthreeR...ountyID_0.html

1 Okarche Okarche Kingfisher 1369.0
2 Plainview Plainview Carter 1360.0
3 Fairview Fairview Major 1353.0
4 Freshman Academy Jenks 1349.0
5 Classen Hs Of Advanced Studies Oklahoma City Oklahoma 1326.0
6 Jenks Jenks 1302.0
7 Booker T. Washington Tulsa Tulsa 1280.0
8 Beaver Beaver Beaver 1277.0
9 Deer Creek Deer Creek Oklahoma 1263.0
10 Pond Creek-Hunter Pub Schools Pond Creek-Hunter Grant 1256.0
11 North Edmond Oklahoma 1254.0
12 Agra Agra Lincoln 1253.0
13 Pond Creek-Hunter Junior-Senio Pond Creek-Hunter Grant 1249.0
14 Memorial Edmond Oklahoma 1246.0

Dont get me wrong. BT is a great school and I would have been happy to go there.

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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I attend Holland Hall, but have friends at and have attended several area schools.


Holland Hall is definitely the best school in Tulsa and I don't want to get into the debate for best in the state, but let's just say it is not any worse than Casady.

The only two other schools in the city that a person would think to consider the best would be Cascia Hall and Bishop Kelly. Don't get me wrong, they are both decent schools, but just not quite at the level of HH.

Why do I think this? Well, my class had 10 students transfer in from Cascia because their parents were upset with the quality of education. Bishop Kelly really isn't really even comparable to HH when it comes to preparing a student for college. Let's just put it this way, a friend of mine that had D's at HH and was kicked out for cheating on a final has straight A's at BK. Plus, BK has a known drug problem and had to start mandatory drug testing last year.

Casady and HH are both great schools, and the two best schools in the state. It is really just a matter of whether a person lives in OKC or Tulsa as to which one a prominent family will send their child to attend. Both have chefs cook food, both actually compete in the same athletic conference (Southwest Preparatory Conference). HH is the most expensive school in the state

As for athletic competitions, I do remember last year them making a big deal about HH winning state academic bowl.


Both can get you into great schools, but I am prejudice towards HH. I mean, this current year, out of 85 seniors, 13 were National Merit Semifinalists. 13 was a high number, and for the most part both schools average about 8 a year.

But, really, the teachers are what sets schools apart. I would put my teachers up against any school in the state and would not even have a chance to lose.

I have some of the best teachers that a high schooler could ask for, I've personally had teachers with degress from the likes of Harvard, Cornell, Wash. U. St. Louis, and Villanova. HH's has the largest private school endowment in the state at 83 million. Money made off of the endowment fund pays for upgrades, so HH can use the $15,000 tuition to have the best teachers possible.

Both HH and Casady are good schools, and the best two in the state. I think HH is a tad better.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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Well, what's the thinking about Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics?
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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All private is better than public. I heard from the mainstream city gossip, that if you are Protestant: you will go to the all privilege expensive Ivy rearing "Casidy", the others usually go to that Bishop school near the highway.

But there are some good-average public school systems across the state.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Classen School for Advanced Studies and Harding Charter Prep continue to be ranked among the top high schools in the country by Newsweek and the Washington Post.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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Thumbs up Top Schools in Tulsa

Well Actually, there are so many great schools here, but here are a few that I personally know best. Bishop Kelley, which is a private religious, catholic school, is really good, from athletics to academics, its average, but really good. It is Located in Tulsa, Aswell as Cascia Hall, private, Its about the same, but its a bit more challenging, more challenge to prepare you for College & your future. If you are just looking for a public "good" school, not wanting to waste money, The best option would be a magnet school anywhere in Oklahoma. One of my personal favorites would be Booker T. Washington. It is one of the best top High schools that has great academics & students usually make high GPA averages. I highly reccommend it. All these schools I named are high schools. For a middle school, I'd say Dove Science Academy in Tulsa & Jenks, also for its High school. There are more, but these are a few.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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The OP only mention OKC private schools, but stated Oklahoma. Those of us who live in the OKC school district often look at the possibility of sending out kids to private school. I remember when someone close to me was checking out a OKCPS for their sons, while they were visiting there was a stabbing...they then sent their kids to one of the privates. For some it's either move to Edmond or stay in OKC. Oklahoma School Science and Math is a great school, but is extremely tough to get into.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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Show me the stats that say BT is better than Casady. IMO its more about the experience which doesnt come close to Casady. On another note, Private schools are not required to show their stats.

BT Student Body
Grades 9-12 Of 2007-08 class:

Total Enrollment: 1,250
Number of seniors 2004: 294
Percent attending 4-year college: 82 - not good, it should be 100 percent if you want to go head to head with Casady.
Percent attending 2-year college: 2
Standardized Test Results

Class of 2005, Average ACT score: 23 - Great for public, Okay for private or charter.
Average SAT score: Verbal 580 Math 549
AP testing program: 331 students took 641 exams

Here is a link that shows the stats....

Ranking of High Schools in Oklahoma

1 Okarche Okarche Kingfisher 1369.0
2 Plainview Plainview Carter 1360.0
3 Fairview Fairview Major 1353.0
4 Freshman Academy Jenks 1349.0
5 Classen Hs Of Advanced Studies Oklahoma City Oklahoma 1326.0
6 Jenks Jenks 1302.0
7 Booker T. Washington Tulsa Tulsa 1280.0
8 Beaver Beaver Beaver 1277.0
9 Deer Creek Deer Creek Oklahoma 1263.0
10 Pond Creek-Hunter Pub Schools Pond Creek-Hunter Grant 1256.0
11 North Edmond Oklahoma 1254.0
12 Agra Agra Lincoln 1253.0
13 Pond Creek-Hunter Junior-Senio Pond Creek-Hunter Grant 1249.0
14 Memorial Edmond Oklahoma 1246.0

Dont get me wrong. BT is a great school and I would have been happy to go there.

Bull Feces HappyTown you are using 2002-2003 API scores with this listing
try again will ya......and B.T.Washington was better than Casady in 2002-03
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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^^ You try to find up to date stats! Anyway that post is over 3yrs old! This is from 2011 and might be helpful...It looks like 7/10 of the best public HSchools in OK come from the OKC/Metro. Surprised me! Im sure more info can be found...Not looking for a pissing match.

Oklahoma Schools - Ranking America's High Schools 2011 - The Washington Post

RANK SCHOOL CITY STATE E&E% SUBS. LUNCH INDEX
1 Classen School of Advanced Studies Oklahoma City OK 53.00 34.00 6.600
2 Harding Charter Prep Oklahoma City OK 78.00 55.00 5.065
3 Booker T. Washington Tulsa OK 38.00 41.00 4.020
4 Edmond North Edmond OK 44.10 12.00 2.589
5 Edmond Memorial Edmond OK 39.30 16.00 2.189
6 Norman Norman OK 32.50 38.00 1.895
7 Edison Tulsa OK 23.30 46.00 1.744
8 Jenks Jenks OK 30.00 22.00 1.707
9 Norman North Norman OK 23.60 32.00 1.328
10 Edmond Santa Fe Edmond OK 27.60 24.00 1.234

http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=12658871

I think this is at least from 2010...It basically gives the same rankings.
Here is the list of Oklahoma schools and their rankings on the Newsweek list:

39 Classen School of Advanced Studies [Oklahoma City]
68 Harding Charter Prep [Oklahoma City]
73 Booker T Washington [Tulsa]
392 Edmond North [Edmond]
497 Edmond Memorial [Edmond]
729 Edison Prep [Tulsa]
734 Norman [Norman]
933 Jenks [Jenks]
1178 Edmond Santa Fe [Edmond]
1475 Chickasha [Chickasha]

I wouldnt bother trying to compare a private to a public for obvious reasons...

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