MacArthur High School (Lawton, Oklahoma)

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MacArthur High School
4400 East Gore Boulevard
Lawton, Oklahoma, Comanche County 73501
United States
Type Co-Educational, Public, Secondary
Established 1969
Locale Suburban
School district Lawton Public Schools
Authority OSDE
Principal Rod Elam
Faculty 70
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1,207
Student to teacher ratio 1:17
Color(s)      Black
Athletics conference 5A District 2
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Pom, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling
Mascot Scottish Highlander Scottish piper.jpg
Average ACT scores 20.8
Newspaper The Braveheart
Yearbook The Highlander

MacArthur High School (MHS) was the third high school built in Lawton, Oklahoma. MacArthur was built and opened for the east Lawton area in 1969. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the east Lawton area consisted of four additions or neighborhoods which were under development: Carriage Hills, Park Lane, Sullivan Village, and SunGate.

MacArthur High School was the first high school in the Lawton, Oklahoma area to provide desegregation busing for the residential subdivision of Ranch Oaks during the 1970s. The Ranch Oaks housing addition was located lateral of the Lawton municipal airport on the east side of Southwest 11th street.


Extracurricular activities[edit]


The following teams have won their respective state championship:

  • Baseball girls can play: 1985 (4A)
  • Fast pitch softball: 2008 (5A), 2009 (5A), 2010 (5A)
  • Golf (boys): 2001 (5A)
  • Track & Field (boys): 1982 (3A), 1983 (3A), 1984 (4A)
  • Track & Field (girls): 1987 (5A)
  • Wrestling: 1990 (4A)
  • Football: 2014 (5A)


  • Girls 400 Meter Relay State Meet Record: 1987 (5A)
  • Boys 400 Meter Relay State Meet Record: 1983 (3A)

Clubs and Organizations[edit]

MacArthur High School sponsors the following clubs and organizations for the student body: Anime Club, Book Club, Choir/Vocal Music, Crime Stoppers, Dance Team, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), FFA (Future Farmers of America), Key Club, MacArthur High School Band, JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps), Military Child Club, Multi-Cultural Awareness Club, National Honor Society, Partners Club, Robotics Club, Rocket Club, Science Club, Student Council,[1] The Braveheart Newspaper, The Highlander Yearbook Staff.[2]

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Coordinates: 34°36′32.5″N 98°20′13.05″W / 34.609028°N 98.3369583°W / 34.609028; -98.3369583