Oak Park High School (Kansas City, Missouri)

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This article is about the secondary school in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. For other secondary schools with the same name see Oak Park High School.
Oak Park High School
Location
Kansas City, Missouri
Coordinates 39°14′13″N 94°34′11″W / 39.236986°N 94.569794°W / 39.236986; -94.569794Coordinates: 39°14′13″N 94°34′11″W / 39.236986°N 94.569794°W / 39.236986; -94.569794
Information
Type Public
Motto "Blue on Blue
Through & Through"
Established 1965
School district North Kansas City School District
Principal Dr. Chris Sartain
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1500
Campus 825 NE 79th Terrace 64118
Color(s) Columbia Blue and Navy Blue
Mascot Northmen
Rivals Staley High School
North Kansas City High School
Winnetonka High School
Website

Oak Park High School is a high school in the North Kansas City School District in Kansas City, Missouri. The student body is composed of ninth through twelfth grade students, with a 2017 enrollment of 1,549. The school's mascot is "Norman the Northman", a lumberjack character. The school is adjacent to Oak Grove Park in Gladstone, Missouri. The school's current principal is Dr Chris Sartain.[1]

The first Oak Park students graduated in 1966. Formerly, students attended North Kansas City High School located in North Kansas City, Missouri. Before being transferred to Oak Park, these students chose the school's colors, mascot, and wrote its alma mater.[2]

In 2015 the school elected a transgirl as its Homecoming queen. In response to this, the Westboro Baptist Church protested the school.[3] Oak Park received a score of 99.6% in 2015-2016 from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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