Edmond North High School

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Edmond North High School
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Location
215 West Danforth
Edmond,Oklahoma 73003

United States
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1994 (Previously known as Edmond Mid-High until 1993)
Principal Jason Pittenger
Faculty 129 (on FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment 2,500 (as of 2012-2013)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 27:1[1]
Color(s) Silver, White, Navy
Athletics conference Metro Athletics Conference
Mascot Siberian Husky
Website

Edmond North High School is located in Edmond, Oklahoma. The school colors are silver, white and navy. The school's mascot is the Siberian Husky.

As of the 2012-2013 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,437 students and 127 classroom teachers (on a FTE basis, for a student-teacher ratio of 27:1.[1]

Edmond North history[edit]

Edmond North High School (previously Edmond North Mid-High serving ninth & tenth grades only) became a four-year high school on May 2, 1993 by adding, respectively, eleventh and then twelfth grades. The rapid growth of the community in the early and mid-1990s prompted the decision to increase the number of high schools in the district. This allowed for expansion of the school's main building as well as the size and variety of available classes.

The initial graduating class was formed in 1994 & would graduate as the 1st class in May 1995. 1994 was the first year they hosted summer school. Edmond Memorial had previously been host, and with a second high school available, a rotation began between the two high schools and would later include Edmond Santa Fe High School which formed in 1993.[citation needed]

Community expansion continued through the '90s and into the 2000s, prompting Edmond North to further expand the main building. Additional portable classrooms were added, more parking became available, and a track, full size football field and tennis courts were also added.

Awards and recognition[edit]

During the 2007-08 school year, Edmond North School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education,[2] the highest award an American school can receive.[3][4][5]

School programs[edit]

Sports programs[edit]

Edmond North competes in class 6A athletically and is a part of the Metro Athletics Conference. Their rivals are Edmond Memorial High School and Edmond Santa Fe High School. The Edmond North golf team who is coached by Jeff Doherty has won a record setting 9 State Championships. They are nationally recognized by Vype Magazine to be one of the most elite High School Golf programs in the nation. The Edmond North tennis team has won 4 straight State Championships, including 2 sweeps, and is also known to be one of the top teams in the nation. In 2012 the Edmond North baseball team won the Oklahoma 6-A State Championship. The Huskies made an improbable run beating the 2nd ranked Owasso Rams, the 4th ranked Yukon Millers, and the 1st ranked Broken Arrow Tigers to claim the title. They became the first team from the west side of the state to win the 6-A title. The Edmond North Wrestling team also won 6A state for the first time in 2013. They completed a "trifecta" by winning Tournament, Dual, and Academic state, which has never before been done by a 6A team.

Men[edit]

Women[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Kelly Gregg (1976-), nose tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.[6]
  • Shannon Miller (1977- ), Olympic Gymnast. Silver and Bronze Medalist in 1992 Olympics and a Gold Medalist at the 1996 Olympics.[7]
  • Bright Dike (1987-), Professional Soccer Player for the Portland Timbers
  • Mookie Salaam (1990–), American track athlete
  • Kevin Tway (1988-), winner of the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship.[8]
  • Teyon Ware (1983-), American amateur wrestler. Competing for University of Oklahoma, Ware won NCAA Division I wrestling titles at 141 pounds in 2003 and 2005. Ware is a 4-time All-American and former Big 12 Conference champion. In High School Ware was a letterman in football and wrestling. In wrestling, he won 4 Oklahoma State titles and compiled a perfect 132-0 record. In football, he won All-District honors and second team All-State honors. Teyon was Homecoming King his senior year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Edmond North High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 2012.
  2. ^ U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 2003 through 2006 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed May 11, 2006.
  3. ^ CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
  4. ^ Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
  5. ^ Award Winning Edmond North, Edmond Outlook, December 2007. "Edmond North High School continues to be a paradigm of student success enriched by the dedicated efforts of teachers, parents, and administration."
  6. ^ Hibbard, Ray. "Perception really isn't everything", Edmond Life & Leisure, July 19, 2007. "I had the good fortune of being at a meeting where Edmond's own Kelly Gregg spoke. Gregg is an 8 year NFL veteran that is a two time All State selection from Edmond North High School and named the City's Defensive Player of the Year by the Oklahoman as a senior in 1994."
  7. ^ Longman, Jere. "GYMNASTICS: A Gymnast's Toughest Balancing Act; Shannon Miller Juggles School, Social Life and Sports With a New, Mature Assurance", The New York Times, December 16, 1994. Accessed December 13, 2007. "She has insisted on remaining in public school, and administrators at Edmond North High School have accommodated her with a flexible schedule."
  8. ^ Tway's profile at Oklahoma State's official athletic site

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