Broken Arrow High School
|Broken Arrow Senior High School|
|1901 East Albany Street
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012
|Faculty||218 Sr High|
|Number of students||3,400 (10-12)|
|Color(s)||Black & Gold
|District||Broken Arrow Public Schools|
Broken Arrow Senior High School is the highest level of secondary education in the Broken Arrow Public Schools system, for students in tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades. The school, combined with the Broken Arrow Freshman Academy, is the largest high school in the state of Oklahoma. The current principal is Liz Burns.
The campus at the high school consists of fourteen buildings, including a cafeteria, media center, and six large parking lots. Also on the campus are the school's athletic facilities - Tiger Field House (basketball, wrestling, and volleyball), Tiger Field at Broken Arrow Memorial Stadium (football and soccer), Tiger Field (baseball), Lady Tiger Field (softball), a practice football field, a practice softball field, and tennis courts.
Other athletic facilities on campus include the following:
- Building M (Auxiliary Gym) - In the summer of 2000, the auxiliary gym opened as another practice facility for basketball and volleyball. This building includes two full size basketball courts, as well as the versatility to host volleyball practices.
- Building N (Baseball, Softball, Cheerleading Indoor) - The baseball, softball, and cheerleading programs got their indoor practice facility in the summer of 2005. The building includes locker rooms for all three teams, coaches offices, and six retractable batting cages, as well as enough room to take ground balls.
- Multi-Purpose Indoor Practice Facility - Since the opening of Tiger Field at Broken Arrow Memorial Stadium in 2000, the facility lacked the locker rooms desired by the programs using the field. In 2010, the football and soccer teams moved into a $1.7 million facility including locker rooms, coaches offices, weight rooms, and medical training rooms. Also located in this building is the athletic department offices.
- Student Union- The center of student life at BAHS, which is used to eat, play games, hang out, and buy student athletic and activity passes. This facility also includes a Jamba Juice.
- Main Building- Connects Buildings A and B and contains the administrative office, the Tiger Threads store (where students can purchase BA clothing and accessories), a state of the art Media Center, computer lab, and café.
Clubs and organizations
The following are organizations for students at BAHS:
Broken Arrow Public School fields 20 athletics teams. The Tigers and Lady Tigers have won 55 state championships in their history as recognized by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Visit BAPS Athletics website at http://www.batigersports.com/.
The current athletic director is Ken Ellett, who has held the title since 1989. Ellett was named OSSAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2009.
The athletic logo is one of the most identifiable and unique in the state. It consists of the letter "B" along with a broken arrow in the shape of an "A". Variations of this logo have been in use since the mid-1980s.
A great number of former Tigers and Lady Tigers have gone on to enjoy success as student athletes at the collegiate level. The athletic program has also produced many professional athletes in different sports at various levels.
The following is a list of the sports in which the school competes and the years, if any, during which the school's team won the state championship:
- Baseball - 2 (1991, 2011)
- Boys Basketball - 1 (1997)
- Girls Basketball - 3 (1983, 2014, 2015)
- Cheerleading - 6 (1999, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Boys Cross Country - 2 (1971, 2009)
- Girls Cross Country - 0
- Football - 0
- Boys Golf - 0
- Girls Golf - 2 (1985, 1986)
- Boys Soccer - 4 (2001, 2002, 2011, 2017)
- Girls Soccer - 6 (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1998)
- Softball - 11 (1979, 1985, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009)
- Boys Swimming - 0
- Girls Swimming - 0
- Boys Tennis - 0
- Girls Tennis - 0
- Boys Track - 1 (2013*)
- Girls Track - 1 (2004)
- Volleyball - 1 (1993)
- Wrestling - 15 (Team State: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014) (Dual State: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2011)
- Visual Arts
- Chamber Choir
- Women's Choir
- Men's Choir
- Jazz Bands
- Jazz Choir
- Treble A Cappella Choir
- Percussion Ensembles
- Tiger Rhythm Show Choir
- Tiger Mystique Show Choir
- The Pride of Broken Arrow (Marching Band)
- The Tradition of Broken Arrow (Marching/Pep Band)
- Concert Bands (Three levels, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band)
Broken Arrow's competitive marching band, the Pride of Broken Arrow, was the 2006, 2011, and 2015 Bands of America Grand National Champion. It is the only high school band in Oklahoma that has achieved first place at BOA's Grand National Championship. The Pride has achieved high honors at the Grand National Competition recently, earning second place in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2017. The Pride has also won 157 BOA regional championships, 25 OBA State Championships, and has received superior ratings from OSSAA over 100 times. The Pride is the only 3-time winner of the prestigious Sudler Shield award, winning it in 1999, 2008, and 2015, respectively.
The Broken Arrow indoor percussion ensemble is made up of percussionists and color guard members from the Broken Arrow High School band program. Founded in 2014, the group competed in the WGI Scholastic Open division in 2014 and moved into the Scholastic World division in early 2015. The group has 2 regional wins; The first in early 2015 at the Dallas regional in the Scholastic division, and the second at the end of 2015 in Bowling Green, Kentucky at the Mid-South Championship in World Class.
The following are former graduates from BAHS:
- Alvin Bailey (2009), American football offensive lineman
- Jim Baumer (1949), former major league infielder and general manager for the Milwaukee Brewers
- Archie Bradley (2011), starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks
- Jim Brewer (1955), former major league pitcher with Los Angeles Dodgers
- DeDe Dorsey (2002), Las Vegas Locomotives runningback, former NFL player with Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, and Detroit Lions
- Steve Logan (1970), running backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Brad Penny (1996), pitcher for the Detroit Tigers
- Andy Wilkins (2007), first/third baseman in the Chicago White Sox organization, member of Team USA Baseball
- Matt Wiman (2002), professional Mixed Martial Artist, formerly with the UFC
- Kristin Cast (2005), author, coauthor of the House of Night series
- Kristin Chenoweth (1986), actress and soprano
- Amy H. Sturgis (1990), author, scholar, and podcaster
- Kathryn Zaremba (2002), Broadway and TV actress.
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