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Tulsa School Of Arts & Sciences

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Posted April 5, 2014

My sons have just been accepted to TSAS. The times we have visited the school, the students and staff were more than courteous. Each time, students greeted us politely and even opened doors for us. No one asked them to do this; they just did it. Kids were sitting in groups talking and having a great time, while waiting for their rides. I did not see any bullying or cliquish behavior. I didn't even see any kids glued to their cell phones. We are looking forward to TSAS great academics, extracurricular activities, and community atmosphere. We have not seen any other local high schools that measure up to them so far, not even magnet schools.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 25, 2013

Lame school with mostly lame teachers. The history teacher loves to fail people and no one can do anything about it because she help founded the school. She thinks she is preparing students for college, but instead she is just causing them to fail. Both the English teacher and the history teacher act like they hate Christians. The English teacher makes remarks about them on his fb page.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 1, 2012

I went to TSAS all four years of high school and am so happy I did. It was definitely the perfect school for someone like me who is interested in art, no sports, and don't like being limited in my abilities as a person. Foshee came in to teach art my Junior year and got me started where I am now in my art, I'm not afraid to go darker in shading haha. At TSAS, students get to know their teachers, not just as teachers, but as friends as well. They look after us, and genuinely care about us. The school is a community within itself, which you don't find at other schools. If I had to do it all over again, I would have still picked TSAS to be my school, and I'm so glad I did. All of the teachers I had had a lasting impression on me that I will never forget. They were mentors for both school and life, and taught so much more than book knowledge.

Posted February 10, 2011

In 9+ years of school, I could not interest my child in any extra curricular activities. His first year at TSAS, there was only one day a week he was not participating, and that was only because I don't think they offered anything that day(!) He is totally engaged and loves school. I hear that a lot from other students as well and the principal is the only one I know of who has requested his teachers post work online after a week of snow days so no one gets too far behind. When you open enrollment county-wide and still post test scores comparable to magnet schools that cherry pick students, it says a lot. This is coming from someone who graduated from a magnet school. I cannot praise TSAS enough and am very fortunate there is a school of this caliber for my child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 6, 2009

A really open environment good teachers good discussions
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 4, 2009

We would not continue to live in Tulsa for any other reason. I believe my children will receive not only the best High School education possible, but the best High School experience. I have listened to College students (because I teach at the University level) say that they would go back to TSAS. How many High School graduates ever say that they would happily go BACK to their High School? The students are treated with respect. The teachers utilize innovative methods. The students are engaged in the learning process. After visiting with the instructors and seeing my child's work, I believe this is an excellent college prep school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 16, 2009

Tsas teachers understand that what motivates one child does not motivate another!. Tsas used progressive thinking, open-mindedness, and tolerant understanding to motivate and to inspire students. Ask any student and they will tell you how much they love going to school at tulsa school of arts and sciences.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 15, 2009

My daughter graduated 2 years ago and loved her 4 years there. She came into the school with very low self esteem and ended up being what one of the teachers described as 'She is the In-Crowd'. She blossomed at TSAS, loved the teachers, had so many friends and did very well academically. She is now finishing up her Sophmore year in college. Former TSAS Parent
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 18, 2008

It has salvaged my granddaughter from the bad experience of middle school & no chil left behind mess created there for her. We all love TSAS for its interaction with students, freedom and it has so few disciplinary problems sompared to all other schools in Tulsa.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 5, 2008

Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences is a great school! The teachers are there to help each and every student and they truly enjoy what they do!
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 16, 2006

TSAS is definitely an amazing school. Teacher involvement is extraordinary. They really want the students to succeed. As a recently graduated student I can easily say that the school is only improving through the years. Without competitive sports to spend the budget on the school is free to be education-oriented. Traditional public school was not working for me but when I came to TSAS everything changed. Teachers worked one on one with me and recognized my passion, and now I'm going to college and going on to earn my MBA and hopefully become a teacher at TSAS one day.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted April 17, 2004

This school is the best kept secret in Tulsa. It ranked #1 in Tulsa in a recent state rating. Great school, great teachers. It is very college prep oriented and yet very personal too. The students say it feels like a big family. Class size is 16 to 1 and the school offers over 15 different AP courses.
—Submitted by a parent

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Grade level

Algebra I

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.






Algebra II

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.






Biology I

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.






English II

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.






English III

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.







The state average for Geometry was 87% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.







The state average for Math was 77% in 2009.

73 students were tested at this school in 2009.



The state average for Reading was 75% in 2009.

68 students were tested at this school in 2009.


U.S. History

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

59 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 72% 54%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 17%
Black 8% 10%
Hispanic 5% 13%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 0%N/A61%
Male 41%N/A51%
Female 59%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5155 East 51st St
Tulsa, OK 74135
Phone: (918) 828-7727


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