McAlester Public Schools

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The McAlester Public School district is a school district that competes and is classified as a 4A/5A school district in McAlester, Oklahoma. Their mascot is the Buffalo. "Go Buffs" The superintendent is Marsha Gore.

McAlester High School hosts BUFF TV, a television station on local channel 16 that is an operated by the MHS students and managed by Cory Richards and Steve Lemmons. In 2008, The Buff T.V. Award was given to a student every that shows there dedication to the channel the first recipient to this award was Senior Tyler Wilson.


There are 3 early childhood centers, 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 2 secondary schools in the McAlester Public School District.


  • McAlester High School serves grades 9-12, The principal is Paula Meadows, Vice principals are Kevin Younger and Chad Gragg.
  • Key Academy is an alternative school serving grades 9-12, the principal is Sonny Richards


  • Puterbaugh Middle School serves grades 7-8, And has just acquired a new roof. The principal is Sabra Tucker, the Vice Principal is Raymond Wilson-(Former Tech-ed Teacher)


  • Parker Intermediate Center serves grades 5-6, principal is Michael James, the Vice principal is Jamie Price.
  • Edmond Doyle Elementary School serves grades 1-4, principal is Kathy Hunt.
  • Emerson Elementary School serves grades 1-4, principal is Deborah Forest.
  • Will Rogers Elementary School serves grades 1-4, principal is Shannon Scherman, Vice principal is Adam Newman.

Early Childhood Centers:

  • William Gay ECC serves both Pre-K & Kindergarten, principal is Vanessa Cummings.
  • Jefferson ECC serves Pre-K, principal is Stacie Fryer.
  • Washington ECC serves K, principal is Dawn Testa


McAlester offers many sports including football, softball, volleyball, boys' basketball, girls' basketball, baseball, wrestling, cross country, track, pom squad, cheerleading, marching band, weightlifting, boys' golf, girls' golf, and tennis. The Athletic Department has a total of 24 team state championships, 1 team national championship, and 20 individual state champions.

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