GreatSchools Rating

Santa Fe High School

Public | 9-12 | 1881 students


Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
No new ratings
Based on 1 rating
Based on 2 ratings
Based on 1 rating

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

26 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted 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

Posted October 31, 2012

If your child is attacked by another student, both will be punished. They punish the victim.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted April 5, 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

Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 4, 2008

I think its not very good at an Educational Background but very good Athletically
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 8, 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted November 26, 2007

This school is the best in all of edmond.

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted June 4, 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

Posted 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 former student

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted August 4, 2006

Iam very disappointed in the leadership of the administration at santa fe.
—Submitted by a parent

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 84% in 2012.

243 students were tested at this school in 2012.






Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 77% in 2012.

437 students were tested at this school in 2012.






Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 79% in 2012.

465 students were tested at this school in 2012.






English II

The state average for English II was 88% in 2012.

368 students were tested at this school in 2012.






English III

The state average for English III was 92% in 2012.

360 students were tested at this school in 2012.







The state average for Geometry was 87% in 2012.

377 students were tested at this school in 2012.







The state average for Math was 77% in 2009.

413 students were tested at this school in 2009.



The state average for Reading was 75% in 2009.

423 students were tested at this school in 2009.


U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 77% in 2012.

359 students were tested at this school in 2012.






Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests

In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 54%
Black 20% 10%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian 5% 2%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.

Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
  • {{date}}
Export calendar
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1901 West 15th St
Edmond, OK 73013
Phone: (405) 715-7200


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Heritage Hall
Oklahoma City, OK

Trinity School
Oklahoma City, OK