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Edmond, OK
Students enrolled: 2,200

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1901 West 15th Street
Edmond, OK 73013

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(405) 340-2230
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April 21, 2014
I'm a Santa Fe grad, and I must say that if I got to choose now which Edmond high school I attended, it would definitely still be Santa Fe. All three schools are competitive academically, with great test scores and curriculum. However, Santa Fe has more scholarships, better success in extracurricular activities, more school spirit, and it is newer. There are also fewer students and a focus on teamwork and togetherness. I was always proud to attend Santa Fe and I had an excellent experience there.

- submitted by a student

September 26, 2013
Santa Fe High School has earned the reputation of being one of the highest rated and respected high schools in the country. They excel in academics, art, drama, music, sports and everything conducive to insuring all students have all available means to a quality education. Their staff is second to none. This is evidenced by the outstanding achievements of their students in every area of competition, to include,but not limited, to the ACT, SAT and the National Merit Scholar Ship Program, speech, drama, band, music, and sports. The faculity, staff, and students of Santa Fe High School have accomplished many distinguished achievements, and they will continue to excel as a evidence of their philosphy of "Progress through Pride and Professionalism!

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2012
If your child is attacked by another student, both will be punished. They punish the victim.

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August 14, 2012
This school is the smallest of the Edmond High Schools. They do not have an extensive extracurricular program; they have band, choir and sports, period. It is a myth that they do not have strong academic programs, they score extremely high in their math, and science programs offering access to college level courses and have a very large number of academic honors scholars. There is a strong sports program as well, however, I think that is true of almost all the public high schools in OK.

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2011
Our daughter entered Santa Fe this past year and has excelled. Having read through the prior reviews, I can't fathom some of the parents and students complaints. We've found the administrators to be most helpful when approached about any issue. Academic gains made by a student are dependent upon the student and the parents. Exceptional music, theater and sports programs are a big bonus. We made the right choice in moving from Oklahoma City to Edmond while ours was still in elementary school. A choice based on researching the schools in the greater OKC area.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2010
Love the school-principal is on the ball & he's involved with the kids. Lots of great clubs & activities to engage my daughter.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2009
I have been to Edmond Santa Fe High School for three years. I arrived there in my Sophomore year. The environment there is poorly thought out. Edmond Santa Fe High School sucks!!! The principal, Mr.Brown, is a total jerk. During Lunch in my Junior year, I was having an anxiety attack in the back halls, and nobody cared. So in order to get sanity alone, I needed to get to the restroom in Hall A. Unfortunately, Mr.Brown caught me in the hall, and told me to get back to the back hall. The other students are rude and disrespectful. They would put others down and make fun of other people. I remember on student came up to me and just rip paper out of my notebook without even consulting me. The teachers are pricks. Parents, don't send your children to Edmond Santa Fe. It's a horrible school. Once you're there, you'd want to kill yourself.

- submitted by a student

January 15, 2009
Santa Fe is an amazing school! I, as a student, absolutely love it there. It is very diverse so you get the best of both worlds. The school is like one big family! DWDW is the coolest week there. The students do a bunch of crazy dares and stuff to raise monney for charity. It is a very fun school, but also has a hard curriculum. School is very tough, but Santa Fe teachers will work side-by-side to help you understand. It is a school for kids that will work very very hard, but still can be a teenager.

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December 04, 2008
I think its not very good at an Educational Background but very good Athletically

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September 08, 2008
As I life long Edmond resident, a graduate of Ed. Memorial, I can assure you that Santa Fe is a fine school. I currently have 2 children attending. Ratings to the contrary are by individiuals who focus on minutia rather than the big picture. Fact: ALL 3 of Edmond schools are ranked in the top 4% nationally. All 3 will prepare your child for success at any higher learning instition. Negativity regarding this school can largely be explained by class or racial differences. Yes, Santa Fe has a couple hundred more black students and the student population is more diverse regarding wealth. So what? Prepare your kid for the real world they live in or keep them in the great white world that's shrinking every day.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2008
Being there i can honestly say that this school is a very fantastic school. everyone has a place at santa fe. there are a ton of clubs && many different groups of people come together. DWDW[double wolf dare week] is probablly the highlight of the year. all different kinds of students come together to raise money for a variety of charitys. our sports cant be beat, && the food isnt that bad. the teachers go out of their way to makesure we understand whats happening && for the most part the kids arent that bad either. Edmond santa fe is where its at, && i happen to adore it.

- submitted by a student

February 15, 2008
It's safe, and the sporting events and facilities are very nice. While there are a handful of qualified, motivated, and exceptional teachers, this is not the norm. If your student plans to attend an average state school, Santa Fe High School is acceptable. If, however, your child likes to be challenged beyond the norm, score exceptionally well on standardized tests, and be encouraged to attend the best universities in the United States or abroad, consider other alternatives than Santa Fe. Santa Fe encourages students to attend state schools and community colleges within Oklahoma. This is fine for students who pursue it, but it is unfortunate that students are not encouraged to apply to Oxford, Stanford, and other top ranked institutions. At Santa Fe, students are encouraged to seek mediocrity instead of superiority in their curriculums, college goals, and career pursuits.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2007
This school is the best in all of edmond.

- submitted by a community member

November 24, 2007
Yes, there are a few flaws but every school has them. We now have a principal that comes out of their office. He is talking with the students. Most of the teachers give you visuals of what they are teaching. They don't just go by the book. If there is something outside of school you need help with, the teachers with help you with your problems. I love going to Edmond Santa Fe and would not choose the other two schools in Edmond.

- submitted by a student
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August 25, 2007
Santa Fe is the best school and i wouldnt change or transfer to another high school ever!! The teachers there are your friends and help you with everything you need even if they never had you are always willing to help you.

- submitted by a student

July 12, 2007
SFHS is an amazing school. We were always satisfied with the fairness of the teachers and administration and the quality of the education our kids received. Each of them have gone on to higher education or great jobs, thanks in part to the wonderful teachers at SFHS.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2007
My 14 year old stepson is excelling at Santa Fe HS. He finished his second semester with a 4.0. This incredible turn around is in great part to the teachers. Great job Sante Fe HS Staff for turning this young man's life around!

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2006
I was a military child, and I moved all over. I went to three different high schools, and my brothers went to four others between them. I have to say that SFHS was one of the best I've ever encountered in the 21 different states I've lived in. The music program was amazing, the theater program was great, and the academics were years ahead of other places we went. Several of the teachers there absolutely changed my life. If I get a chance to move out there before my child is old enough to go to high school, SFHS is exactly the school I would want her to go to.

- submitted by a student

September 12, 2006
My son is a freshman at SFHS. We are so pleased with his whole experience thus far. The 9th grade office and principals are outstanding and work very hard long hours. We moved our son from a private school and have never looked back. He is continually saying how much he loves Santa Fe. We have two older children that have graduated from college, so I know what I am looking for in an education for my son. Our family would recommend Santa Fe to anyone who wants a well rounded education with a lot of new experiences.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2006
Edmond Santa Fe is the best school ever. Edmond Santa Fe has the best sports program in the state. Our school spirit is unrivaled. The only downside is that our REAL principal is never around. Our assistant principal is more like a principal than our real one. He is always talking to students and interacting with them too.

- submitted by a student

August 04, 2006
Iam very disappointed in the leadership of the administration at santa fe.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2006
edmond santa fe high school is a horrible school. The students there run wild and get away with doing whatever they want. The curriculum is lousy. When my child went there, there were STD epidemics among the girls in her class. and that is the kind of stuff my daughter had to deal with but nowadays it seems all children behave like that. it just seemed especially out of control with children at santa fe compared with other area schools. also,It seemed like just about anybody could get into national honor society or AP classes because the teachers werent grading correctly. They do have a great theatre and music program but that is about it. quality of academic programs. hmmm... what quality. If i had the opportunity to do things over again, i would have never let my child go to that school.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2006
Recently, I graduated from a private university with a degree in education. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I found myself thankful for the training I recieved at Santa Fe. I am aware that schools change and that there has been quite the turnover in educators in the last years; however, as someone who has observed educational systems in multiple states, I can still say without a doubt that Santa Fe High School delievers quality education to those willing to apply themselves.

- submitted by a student

September 07, 2005
I am a current student at Santa Fe and I really don't like the school. Everyone is very status obsessed and very wealthy. The teachers don't really spend a lot of time on learning -sports is the main focus of the school. As far as clubs and sports Santa Fe is a very good school but academics wise it is terrible.

- submitted by a student

June 24, 2005
Santa Fe teachers are the best. Several teachers have put in extra effort to help my child with difficult parts of the curriculum. The DECA club sponsor is a heart of gold and builds up the kids like no one else has ever done. Sports are so fun to go to at Santa Fe, the school spirit and school pride are way up there. Santa Fe has a beautiful campus which enhances the learning of all the students.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2004
I was a student, as well. In college, I found myself far ahead of many other people in my classes, having learned much of it in high school. Santa Fe had a great environment and several very dedicated and helpful teachers. Athletic program is top notch and several teachers willingly work 1-on-1 during lunch or after school. It prepares you for college in an exceptional way and presents a very good social life, as well. Athletics are one of the tops in 6A and the band is one of the best in the state. Can't go wrong with Santa Fe, coming from a former student. In hindsight, I realize how great of a school it was. One flaw would be the principal.

- submitted by a student

April 13, 2004
I am not a parent, but I did attend SF. Now that I am in college I have realized that Santa Fe prepared me very well for college. It was an amazing experience at Santa Fe, and I would have to say I was very lucky to live it.

- submitted by a student

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Santa Fe High School
1901 West 15th Street, Edmond, OK  73013
(405) 340-2230
Last modified Santa Fe High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Santa Fe High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top