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Posted August 15, 2013

My School is Moore High School. My child started ninth grade here an will graduate this year 2014. For such a big school it has a small school feel. Teachers seem to know all the students. Everyone we have encountered are very helpful. Freshman year the students all receive a letter from the freshman the year before and my student still has hers and thought it was a great idea. and enjoyed writing her review of her freshman year. Everyone has been open for discussions and accept help gladly as well as give help. The school has many different tracks for getting diplomas. They are very helpful throughout the process. I don't think you could find a better High School.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 12, 2012

We have been very pleased with Moore High School. My senior is definitely ready for college. MHS was just listed in the top 10 percent of high schools in the state. Mr. Coyle is strict but fair. Most of the teachers were very approachable and knowledgeable.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 6, 2012

As a graduate of this school, and as a parent that will have a child there, I've always been pleased with Moore. My only problem is how the athletics are not as supported as they use to be. It's really sad considering the student body, when I was in school, was always involved. and allowed to show their school spirit. Other than that, the school is basically the same. Of course you always hear about drugs or whatever else, but that was a subject when I was in school, and not just in Moore. It was at the other schools as well. I wish you could say it will stop being a problem, but there will always be someone that will in school with that type of influence. As far as education, all three of the high schools are the same. The only difference is one is newer than the other. And newer doesn't always make everything the best. I can only hope that the principal will either be different by the time my child starts there, or there will be enough parental support to have him change his ideas on how sporting events should be conducted. It's hard to get excited about something if you can't cheer your team on.

Posted February 1, 2012

We specifically moved to Moore, because the school ratings were so good. Well I think the education is horrible. In jr. high they are allowed to retake some test up to four times, they are allowed to turn in assignments late over and over again, they are allowed to make out on campus, and they have a drug problem. Now the High School, well they just do not care what the students do. You name it drugs, sex, grades, & etc. I was told there is nothing we can do about the drug problem. As far as the administration, well it is a bad as the schools themselves. I WOULD AVOID MOORE SCHOOLS AT ALL COST. PS.. The only reason they have such high marks on the academic side is because these kids are given chance after chance to turn in and redo their work. So why should they try.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 8, 2011

My son just graduated from Moore High School and had a very good experience for a public school education. With a few exceptions, the teachers are very willing to help as long as the student puts out extra effort to master new concepts. The band program is fantastic, and the parents of band students are the most dedicated and hard-working parents I've ever encountered. The counselors were great to help my son navigate the maze of scholarship opportunities for college. Try NOT to get coaches for your science teachers....otherwise, a great experience overall.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 24, 2011

As a parent, I was so impressed by the faculty and their efforts to transition freshmen from junior high to high school, that I wrote a letter of gratitude to the administration at the end of the school year. The FUSE program in place at MHS partners upperclassmen with incoming freshmen, building a community of support rather than intimidation and bullying. It launched my son into a high school career that has been stimulating and supportive from every angle, whether it be athletics, academics or extra-curricular. I am continually impressed at the efforts being made to find new ways to challenge my gifted son, even going outside the set curriculum because it wasn't anywhere near challenging enough for him. My son is also very athletic, and while the win/loss record doesn't reflect the effort and dedication the Lions possess, I wouldn't dream of having my son play for anyone in this city other than Coach Myers. I know first hand the lack of moral fortitude on the coaching staff across town, and while winning is certainly a goal, I'm incredibly pleased that my son plays for coaches who discourage supplements or putting their bodies "at risk" for the game. Very pleased with MHS!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 22, 2010

I go to this school and I love it. I've been to many schools and I find this one top notch. People who say that it has a drug problem, is racist, show favoriteism, and has bad teachers is wrong. They must of got their high schools mixed with whereever they went. Believe me this is a great school. GOOOOO MOOORE LIOOONS!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 5, 2010

The teacher bullying and favortism is incredible! We really thought we came to a better school when we moved here from a different disctrict. On the contrary it seems we just jumped from the frying pan into the fire!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 12, 2010

Don't beleive the hype. This school is a joke. If you like your children to be subjected to favoristism, teachers that gossip about other kids, having your kids go to school around racist kids, couselors that do not know what the Privacy Act means, very liberal come-as-you-go attendence policy, and principals that do not enforce nor care about the rules, then send your kid to this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 20, 2010

As the parent of a learning lab child, I was very impressed with the principal and the teachers at Moore High School. The special services teachers were especially helpful. Moore High was a great experience for my child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 23, 2010

Moore High School is the worst school in the Moore disctrict from the pricinple to the teachers it also has a real bad drug problem i would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 12, 2009

The athletic program needs an overhaul. Softball and baseball are the only successful programs. As the parent of a freshman and sophomore I am not pleased with the AP Math program.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 9, 2009

This school administration does not support the athletic programs and does not allow fans/students show team spirit like you see at Carl Albert, Midwest City, and even the New SouthMoore. More times than not the faculty will do what they want with your child and ask for forgivness later. I would not recommend MHS for anyone who is an involved parent.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

Both of my boys went to Moore High school, and had a wonderful experience there. They have great teachers, and a good support system in place to help out those that need extra help.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

It provided all three of my children with a great education. It has caring teachers, an exellent education program and quality sports and other extracurricular activities. It's among the few public high schools in Oklahoma to receive a distinguished Great Schools Rating of 8 out of 10. It's the oldest and best of three Moore High Schools, referred to by those who love it as the 'Real Moore HIgh'.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 1, 2008

It may interest readers to know that MHS is the only school in state history to have two Oklahoma Teachers of the Year chosen in back to back years. It has also had numerous district teachers of the year, and many of them have been state finalists. The overall faculty quality is high and they accomplish 'miracles' with many students, when they are not hemmed in by the school's principals.

Posted May 31, 2008

This school is great. One of the best in the state. Of all of my friends across the metro area, none of them have had nearly the positive experience I have had with my kids at the Original Moore High. A lot of it comes from the excellent community that the kids come from. Moore High is so good that people are moving to the City of Moore from across the metro in droves and they can't build new, upscale housing fast enough for all of the families that want in. The community is very tight-nit, especially for one around 60,000 now, and so is the school, Especially for one this big. There are no gang issues at all. AP is big. Teachers are glad to become lifelong mentors for students who come back to this school. Kids commonly move back to Moore for their kids' sake. There is so much
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 6, 2007

This school isn't all that I expected, from day one things haven't been at all pleasing. The staff does not do anything to concern themselves with the students, counselors aren't very reliable, teachers are never encouraging, And the principals are not nearly as helpful as they seem. ID's aren't that enforced, Neither is the dress code, it is a very negative atmosphere, and Being a sophomore here isn't all that great, find another school in another district.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 12, 2005

I know that this is suppose to be a parent website, but there are some problems at our school. Our principals have ruined our school spirit! We are hardly encourage to support our teams. I know that school is suppose to be about learning, but you can learn and support your school at the same time. We are asked to sit down at games when we are in the student section, we are not allowed to dress up from games in supporting team gear, we have even been told to quite our voices at a basketball game. Athletics are a big part of our school and our principles are making a joke out of them. They are punishing us for supporting our team and having school spirit, they are kicking people out of games who are not hurting or a treat to anyone.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 1, 2005

The counselors are great and really reach out to those students that have parents that never went to college or have become teenage parents.Also, principals really get to know students by name, not just the bad ones either.
—Submitted by a student

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Grade level

Algebra I

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2012.






Algebra II

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2012.






Biology I

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

531 students were tested at this school in 2012.






English II

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

439 students were tested at this school in 2012.






English III

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

410 students were tested at this school in 2012.







The state average for Geometry was 87% in 2012.

416 students were tested at this school in 2012.







The state average for Math was 77% in 2009.

1335 students were tested at this school in 2009.



The state average for Reading was 75% in 2009.

440 students were tested at this school in 2009.


U.S. History

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2012.






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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 54%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 17%
Black 10% 10%
Hispanic 9% 13%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 North Eastern
Moore, OK 73160
Phone: (405) 735-4700


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