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Sapulpa High School

Public | 10-12 | 1026 students


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Posted March 30, 2011

As an involved citizen and a parent of Sapulpa High School students, I am very proud of Sapulpa High School, and it's teachers! My children had a very positive experience, and were allowed to excel in their individual talents and explore new fields of education! I can only hope my future grandchildren will be attending Sapulpa Public Schools!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 16, 2011

Racist, sexist, and politicly outspoken are some of the qualities of the teachers you will find hear. Four years and it is still becoming less of an educational experience and more of a daycare. If they would spend less time reprimanding people for talking, standing in halls, dime size holes in jeans, etc. maybe we could learn something. There are teachers though that excel past this stereotype I put on this school but most do not. For those that do teach in a manner that is actually beneficial to are education thank you. To those who have waisted our time with busy work and bias teaching I have a few words for you that I can not post here.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 9, 2011

This school deserves a zero star rating. I went to this school for a whole school year and I was schocked to see so many over powered teachers there were. Thats not even all of it. Most of the teachers are racist and choose favorites and decided who passes and fails. Also I have never seen so many students going to school under the influence without teachers noticing. Also bullying is a big thing that ive seen. All in all Sapulpa Highschool does not focus on whats important (education) they focus on what makes the school sound better. I have personally seen it all and it doesnt get a good rating on my part.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 29, 2009

The leadership and the quality of teachers should be overhauled at this school from the top down. I have never seen such unprofessional leadership in my life. There are very few good teachers teaching at this high school and trying to get your child the best teacher is next to impossible. There is no flexibility when trying to change your child's schedule and if you complain about a teacher it falls on deaf ears. It is their way or no way, even if it means lying to your face. There is no respect given to the students and toward the end of school bathroom privileges are revoked. They should be more concerned about the quality of education they are giving these kids than their personal business. I would never recommend this school!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 23, 2008

Simply the best school experience for my children. Self-esteem was re-enforced by many wonderful teachers for both of my children. Grades consistently high. Honor roll! Mentoring and memories that will stay with my children forever. Highly recommend! After moving here from another city with bad memories both my children had from thier previous school, this was just the answer.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 11, 2006

Great school! Top programs in art, JROTC, choir, girls basketball, etc. Where else can you find a program with such a great staff and supporting community?
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 14, 2005

I grau.from sapulpa and i loved it very much. Like most of the people have said sapulpa teacher really cared about you and what you wanted out of life. I had a learning problem and i feel they helped me as much as they could. I am very greatful for them. Thank you agine guys!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted April 23, 2005

Sapulpa High School has the very best art program in the state of Oklahoma, There are some good teachers there to, but i feel like nobody has any fun at the school anymore, no pep rallys or suport for the sports teams, hardly any extracurricular activits.. The discipline at our school is very harsh.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 3, 2005

I went to sapulpa my junior and senior year. It was the worst years for me. Due to hearing lost the teachers would not teach me, it was easier for them to just give the answers on work and test. I would not recommened any student with any kind of disability to go there.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 19, 2005

All three of my children went to Sapulpa high school, and it was a bad experience for all of them. If you have a special needs child, as I do, then SHS is not the place that you want them to go. All the teachers care about is getting rid of special needs children, such as cutting their day down to only 3 hours a day. A parents oponion does not mean a thing to the teachers & staff at SHS. This is a very political school, with lots of pressure for parent & child. It is nearly impossible for a parent to get SHS to treat a special needs child as they should be treated. I give SHS a big fat zero! Extra curricular activities, what extra curricular activities? SHS does not allow special needs children to participate in extracurricular activities!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 14, 2004

I'm a graduate of Sapulpa and I felt like my high school experience was great. There was plenty to participate in. The teachers were never too bad, some were outstanding. I felt prepared for college because of those teachers who pushed me to become better. Students are friendly and can get along with just about anyone.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted October 19, 2004

I graduated from Sapulpa and I think Sapulpa did an oustanding job of preparing me for college and the work force. There are (like all schools) a few teachers that just wanted a paycheck, but for the most part, all of the teachers genuinely wanted to see the students succeed and would often go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that they would. I can not thank SHS enough for the many fond memories and the excellent education I recieved.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted September 25, 2004

I agree with the other person that said it was very political there. It is. Political, and lots of bullying if you don't wear brand names or if you are caught shopping at Wal-Mart. That was the case in the late 80's early 90's...I hope it has changed, though I've heard it hasn't. I will not let the child I'm fixing to adopt attend Sapulpa Public Schools for these very reasons.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 15, 2004

I went to Sapulpa High School for my whole high school career. It is a very political environment that makes it stressful for parents with children in extracurricular activities. I graduated 5th in my class and I believe that the curriculum and staff did not prepare me for the responsibilities and the work load at college.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted September 9, 2003

I think the Sapupla school district is the best one in Oklahoma. They take the time and effort to help your child through all kinds of things throughout their impressionable years. I really commend these teachers and staff of the Sapulpa Schools.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 26, 2003

I think Sapulpa High School is the greatest as far as being supportive of students goals and proud of their achievements. The choral department is the greatest it's been in years!
—Submitted by a parent

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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 87% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 81% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

The state average for English II was 91% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English III

The state average for English III was 96% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 81% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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About the tests

In 2012-2013 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 72% 59%
Native American 19% 16%
Black 4% 9%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 151%N/A61%
Special education 215%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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3 South Mission Street
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Phone: (918) 224-6560


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