Del City High School
|Del City High School|
|1900 S Sunnylane Road
Del City, Oklahoma 73115
|School district||Mid-Del School District|
|Enrollment||1254(as of 2012–13)|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Fight song||Red and White Forever|
|Athletics||Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball,etc.|
|Athletics conference||Class 5A|
|Rival||Midwest City High School|
|Feeder schools||Del Crest Middle School, Kerr Middle School.|
Del City High School is the only public high school located in Del City, Oklahoma and one of three high schools in the Mid-Del School District. The high school first opened in 1953. According to GreatSchools.org, the high school rates above Midwest City High School and is rated below Carl Albert High School which are the other two high Schools in the district. The school serves approximately 1,254 students. About a third of graduating students attend a four-year college.
Del City High School first opened in 1953, and graduated its first class soon after.
Curriculum taught at Del City High is governed by state-mandated requirements for graduation. Subjects taught are physical education, Spanish, French, biology, chemistry, physics, business, general education, social studies, English, mathematics, career and technology, and the fine arts.
To graduate, students must take a total of 27 classes. Students take four classes each of language arts, mathematics, and social studies. They are required to take three science classes, two fine arts classes, two foreign language or computer technology classes and a physical education class.
Del City High School students participate in baseball, cross country, softball, track, basketball, football, swimming, volleyball, golf, soccer, tennis, marching band, colorguard, and wrestling.
The Boys' team won the 1980 5A State Championship 49-34 over Lawton Eisenhower.
In 2009, the girls' basketball team made their fourth appearance in the 6A State Tournament going on to win the 6A State Championship for their first ever State Championship.
The Del City Eagles have won one championship beating Putman City West 27-13 in 1976. On September 4, 2009 Del City Eagles beat (their Sooner Road Rivals) The Midwest City Bombers for the first time since 2002 with a final score of 27-15.
DC Student Council is responsible a number of activities with the school and community. DCHS StuCo is an active member of the OASC and NASC and attends the OASC State Convention and two District 9 Workshops yearly. DC Student Council Hosts WILD Week (Willing Individuals Leading with Determination)  DC Student Council was named the Oklahoma Association of Student Council State Secretary for 2014 and will be hosting the OASC 74th State Conference November 8–10, 2014 
National Honor Society
Established to recognize outstanding high school level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. 
The Del City High School Band program consists of the "Pride of Del City" marching band, concert band, two jazz bands, drumline, winterguard, and an athletic pep band. The band is active in the community and the state, doing over 50 performances throughout the school year. There are now two full jazz bands. The Advanced Jazz Band is 2013 and 2016 OSSAA State Champions.
The purpose of NJROTC is to teach cadets basic military skills, military history, leadership skills/techniques, and discipline.
Del City High School’s NJROTC unit, called Eagle Company, was created in the Fall of 1994.
NJROTC is a multi-disciplinary curriculum encompassing leadership, citizenship, health, study skills, history, meteorology, astronomy, oceanography, navigation, current events, military drill, physical fitness and fun. In addition to the academics, students are given opportunities to assume various responsibilities within the unit as squad or platoon leaders. The unit hosts four drill teams, a Color (Honor) Guard, Marksmanship, Athletic and Academic teams. The academic teams have consistently been ranked in the top fifty of the nation, competing against over 3000 NJROTC teams worldwide. The Color Guards have appeared around the state at numerous civic and military functions. The cadets perform at community service functions and fund raisers, and were awarded the Volunteer Organization of the Year award by the American Red Cross, the Distinguished Unit award, and Unit Achievement awards by the Navy. The cadets have raised thousands of dollars for the Special Olympics, provided holiday meals to the less fortunate, and provided monetary and physical assistance to disaster (tornado/flooding) victims throughout the years.
On November 15, 2010, The Advocate reported that a Del City High School student was kicked out of the school and barred from graduating after it was discovered that the young woman was a lesbian. It was further by News 9 reported that McKenzie's girlfriend, Kelsey Hicks, 17, who had dropped out of Del City High School, was barred from returning to that school to graduate because of her sexual orientation.
On November 19, 2010, a number of other students from the school contacted News 9 after the hundreds of threatening phone calls and e-mails the school district had received every day from gay rights supporters, Hannah Tatom, the Del City High School student body president says "It's a completely open place. Everyone is themselves there, As a student body leader I see what goes on among students and interactions between the administration and students gay and straight." Tatom along with many others who have contacted News 9, say their school's administration doesn't discriminate against gay students. Tatom also says she believes this isn't about sexual orientation whatsoever, that its about bad behavior and Mid-Del District rules. The student who had been removed admitted that she and the others have been in trouble in the past, but that they're ready to go back and make things right.
However the school district has said they will investigate any accusation made against employees and as a result of News 9's previous story, will be contacting the girls to thoroughly investigate their claims of discrimination. The school district says by law it can't comment on the allegations being made against them.
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- Josh Scobey (1997) NFL player, is currently playing for Las Vegas Locomotives football team.
- John Smith (1983), college wrestler, 4-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion, is currently head wrestling coach at Oklahoma State University.
- Pat Smith (wrestler), 3x HS State Champion wrestler in Oklahoma, first 4x NCAA D1 Champion wrestler
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