Webster High School (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

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Daniel Webster High School
Webster High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma.jpg
1919 West 40th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma
TypePublic broadcasting and digital media magnet school
PrincipalShelly Holman
Number of students476 (2016-17)[1]

Daniel Webster High School is a high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[a] It is part of the Tulsa Public Schools, and is a public school for students from grades 9 through 12. The school opened in 1938 in the West Tulsa section of the city,[2][3] and is housed in a PWA-style Art Deco building designed by architects Arthur M. Atkinson, John Duncan Forsyth, Raymond Kerr, and William H. Wolaver.[4][5]

In 2009, the school established a broadcasting and digital media magnet school program.[6]

Facility description[edit]

The main building is two stories high plus a full basement. It contains 15 classrooms, a library,2 cafeterias, a lecture room, corrective gymnasium, girls’ gymnasium, a 400-seat auditorium, domestic-science department, 2 manual training rooms, 3 laboratories, offices, dressing rooms. An adjacent building contains shops, the boys' gymnasium and lockers. Both buildings are of fireproof construction with exterior walls of brick and trimmed with stone.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Often referred to as Daniel Webster Middle and High School, because it serves 9th grade students, who would otherwise attend a Middle School (grades 6-9) in the Tulsa Public School System.
  1. ^ "DANIEL WEBSTER HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Juanita Crawford Muga, "Clinton-Webster graduates had lots of class in 1938", Tulsa World, November 4, 1998.
  3. ^ Cristina Dudley, "Webster alumni from 1938-1948 invited to a party", Tulsa World, August 31, 2005.
  4. ^ Art Deco Buildings in Tulsa: Daniel Webster High School at Tulsa Preservation Commission website (accessed March 4, 2010).
  5. ^ Tulsa Art Deco at Price Tower Arts Center website (accessed March 4, 2010).
  6. ^ Andrea Eger, "Sullivan tours several TPS magnet schools", Tulsa World, April 13, 2009.
  7. ^ "Daniel Webster High School - Tulsa, OK." The Living New Deal. Undated.] Accessed October 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Arkansas Access to Justice Commissioners, Rep. Bob Ballinger". Arkansas Access to Justice. Rep. Ballinger attended Tulsa Webster high school.
  9. ^ Benge, Chris (February 26, 2014). "Chris Benge: OSU-Tulsa essential to get there from here". Tulsa World. A lifelong Tulsa resident, I received my high school diploma from Webster High School, went to work for my family's business and then ran for public office in 1998.
  10. ^ Eaton, Doug. "Rich "Dick" Calmus". Tulsa People. Rich “Dick” Calmus, a lanky, right-handed and two-time All-State pitcher, helped transform Webster High School into a baseball powerhouse in the 1960s with back-to-back 1961 and 1962 state championships.
  11. ^ Jones, Jr., Fred (January 27, 2017). "Tulsa North Representation Strong At 2017 TPS Hall Of Fame Induction". The Oklahoma Eagle. Also honored were... Carl Morton from Daniel Webster High School
  12. ^ Averill, David (January 6, 2013). "Patti Page: Singer's speaking voice was captivating". Tulsa World. ...graduated from Tulsa's Webster High School
  13. ^ "Rutledge, Howard Elmer "Howie"". POW Network. I graduated from Tulsa Webster High School in 1946 and attended the University of Tulsa (1946-1948) before I entered flight training at Pensacola.
  14. ^ Sherrow, Rita (April 18, 1997). "Beaver Believer". Tulsa World. Webster High grad Mitch Schauer illustrates Nickelodeon's The Angry Beavers.

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Coordinates: 36°06′20″N 96°00′51″W / 36.105524°N 96.014238°W / 36.105524; -96.014238