U. S. Grant High School

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For the Ulysses S. Grant High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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History[edit]

In 1953, the Oklahoma City Public Schools opened U. S. Grant High School, which became the third high school for south Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Location: 5016 South Pennsylvania Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73119 Telephone: (405) 587-2200

During its early years, it was both a junior and senior high school. Later, it was a high school for grades 10 through 12. By 1972, it was still only grades 10, 11 and 12. The rising 9th graders came from Jefferson Junior High and Roosevelt Junior High. U.S. Grant now offers courses for students in grades 9-12.

During its first two decades, U. S. Grant High School served its almost all Caucasian student body. During the early 1970s, an experimental integration plan was imposed on the community by court order, which eventually evolved into full racial integration in 1972. African-American students were bused from predominately African-American sections of northeast Oklahoma City.

By the 1990s, the building was considered decrepit. A new building was constructed and completed in Fall of 2006. During Winter Break everything in the old building was moved into the new building. After the Winter Break was over, students started classes in the new building. Along with the completion, the campus included a new running track that also serves as a practice soccer field. There is also a baseball field to the north of the running track.

U.S. Grant's activities include foreign languages, drama, dance, band, classical guitar, choir, pom-pom, cheerleading, sports, PTSA, FCCLA, National Honor Society, BPA (Business Professionals of America), MCJROTC, as well as other clubs. Sports include baseball, fast-pitch softball, slow pitch softball, girls tennis, boys tennis, girls basketball, boys basketball, rowing, wrestling, soccer, volleyball, track & field, and golf.

U. S. Grant's nickname is the Generals. Their colors are red and gray. The school's cannon was donated by the Class of 1965 . Football is played at C.B. Speegle Stadium, home stadium of Capitol Hill High School, Southeast High School and U.S. Grant High School: located at 500 S.W. 36th, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

There was a Dress Code implemented in the 2011-2012 school year. Students are required to wear khaki pants and gray, red, white, or black 3 button polo shirts. All hoodies and Jackets must either be US Grant Hoodie or plain gray, white, black, or red. Jackets/coats must be gray, white or red and be void of any logos.

Professional Development[edit]

US Grant High School currently engages in the Professional Learning Community approach. This includes collaborative planning and assessment building which encourages unity.

Technology Vision[edit]

US Grant High School is a highly involved technology-integrated learning institution. There are Smartboards in almost every classroom, flip videos, clickers, and laptops on carts that enable students to learn in a competitively global market.

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Coordinates: 35°25′01″N 97°32′52″W / 35.416824°N 97.547865°W / 35.416824; -97.547865