Heritage Hall School
|Heritage Hall School|
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73120
|Number of students||910|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and Vegas Gold|
Heritage Hall School is a coeducational, college-prep school located in North Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. An independent private school not affiliated with any religious organization, the school is open to students of any race, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin.
Heritage Hall was founded in 1969 in a church basement around the time of "white flight" when parents did not want their children attending desegregated schools. Though Heritage Hall was founded during the integration of Oklahoma City public schools, the school has been racially diverse from the beginning.
Heritage Hall serves children from preschool through 12th grade, and has about 850 students. Racial diversity in the student body closely matches the Oklahoma state average, with an enrollment of just over 20% of students of color. Each grade in the Upper School has about 90 students.
Heritage Hall is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. The current headmaster, Guy Bramble, was appointed in 1988.
Heritage Hall's athletic teams are nicknamed the Chargers. The school colors are navy blue and Vegas gold. As a member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, middle school and high school students are able to participate in about a dozen competitive sports, from American football to field hockey to swimming to baseball and softball. The motto is "To Learn, To Lead, To Serve." Heritage Hall's institutional core values are: moral courage, personal responsibility, active kindness, and intellectual purpose. The school symbol is a torch that burns with the letters H.
- Graham Colton, singer/songwriter
- Aubrey McClendon, founder and CEO of Chesapeake Energy
- Anthony Shadid, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and foreign correspondent for the New York Times
- Wes Welker, played college football for the Texas Tech Red Raiders He now starts at receiver for the NFL's Denver Broncos.
Oklahoma State Representative Mike Turner (reference: http://mikeforthehouse.com/index2.html)
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- Player Bio: Wes Welker
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