Stillwater Public Schools

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Stillwater Public Schools
Location
314 South Lewis Street
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074

Payne County
United States of America
District information
Type Public, Primary, Secondary, Co-Educational
Grades Elementary PreK-5
Middle School 6-7
Junior High School 8-9
High School 10-12
Superintendent Dr. Marc Moore
Schools 9
Budget $39,500,000
Students and staff
Students 6081[1]
Teachers 452[2]
Athletic conference 6A District 4
Other information
Website www.stillwaterschools.com

The Stillwater Public School District is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. The Stillwater school district has nine schools together with an alternative education program.[3]

The district is managed by the Superintendent Dr. Marc Moore, who works under the direction of a five-person board.[4]

The mascot of both the district and the high school is the Pioneers.[5]

Schools[edit]

High school[edit]

Middle school[edit]

  • Stillwater Junior High School (Grades 8 & 9)
  • Stillwater Middle School (Grades 6 & 7)
Stillwater OSSAA Athletic Championships
SPORT TITLES YEAR(S)
Baseball 2 1957, 2014
Boys Basketball 3 1923, 1959, 1960
Girls Basketball 1 1926
Boys Swimming 3 1973, 1974, 2014
Girls Swimming 2 1998, 2015
Girls Tennis 1 1982
Boys Track and Field 1 1953
Wrestling 8 1922, 1923, 1924, 1931,
1954, 1969, 1970, 2014
Total 21

Elementary schools[edit]

All elementary schools host grades pre-k through fifth grade.

  • Highland Park Elementary School
  • Richmond Elementary School
  • Sangre Ridge Elementary School
  • Skyline Elementary School
  • Westwood Elementary School
  • Will Rogers Elementary School

Alternative education[edit]

  • Lincoln Academy

Shooting[edit]

On September 26, 2012, a student died by a self-inflicted gunshot at Stillwater Junior High School.[6]

Grade Reconfiguration Controversy[edit]

In March 2013, then Superintendent Dr. Ann Caine presented the school board with the possibility of reconfiguring the grades to move fifth grade to the middle school, seventh grade to the junior high, and move ninth grade to the high school. The district proposed these measures to assist with needed budgets cuts. Some parents opposed the reconfiguration and spending cuts, because the schedule change "would limit ...opportunities for concurrent enrollment" in a university town and "Teaching positions were being reduced instead of higher administration."[7]

The acting Superintendent Dr. Ann Caine modified the plan to change the schedule change at the high school after students started a #KeepTheBlock facebook page and change.org petition generated support in the community.[8]

In November 2014, the Board voted to delay the reconfiguration due to needed building repairs and staffing concerns.[9] In July 2015, after the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Ann Caine, the board delayed the reconfiguration, due to concerns about academics and renovations.[10] Through 2015, the budget continued to be an issue, with the board making spending choices on repairs to athletics instead of funding the libraries and restoring funding that had been cut in previous budgetary crises.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SDE School Directory". Oklahoma State Department of Education. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "FY2015 Teacher Index" (PDF). Oklahoma State Department of Education. 
  3. ^ "Schools". Stillwater Public Schools. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "School Board Members". Stillwater Public Schools. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Stillwater Public Schools, District Profile 2010" (PDF). Stillwater Public Schools. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "School shooting leaves Stillwater stunned". NewsOK.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  7. ^ "Stillwater Public Schools to make organization changes for budget". ocolly.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  8. ^ "Stillwater high school to keep block schedule". ocolly.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  9. ^ "Stillwater Board of Education delays grade reconfiguration". Stillwater News Press. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  10. ^ "Grade redo motion puzzles Board". Stillwater News Press. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  11. ^ "SPS moves forward with high school gym maintenance". Stillwater News Press. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°07′08″N 97°03′26″W / 36.118793°N 97.057297°W / 36.118793; -97.057297