The Ardmore area is proud of the numberous opportunities for education, both for our youth and adults. Maureen Realty recommends that you research each of the opportunities, visit the schools and talk with people in the community to determine which of the outstanding learning assets may be most beneficial to you. Each school in our area has its strong suit and your specific situation is best done by your own through evaluation and inquiry. The following website evaluates many components of the schools and provide it soley for your individual analysis.... Great Schools Reports
Ardmore is a diverse and dynamic learning community. As the largest school in Carter County, Ardmore City Schools offers a broad range of programs and learning opportunities that are enhanced by strong support from families and the community.
On March 11, 1899, Ardmore City Schools held their first Board of Education meeting. After 25 meetings over a period of seven months, Ardmore City Schools opened their doors to students for the first time. The date was September 20, 1899; the place was Indian Territory. Now, over 100 years later, Ardmore City Schools is still going strong. We are proud of our diverse student population of over 3,000 students, which reflects the faces of our great nation.
Our mission is to educate all students through an unconditional commitment to quality and high standards. Visit the website for more information... www.ardmore.k12.ok.us
Plainview School celebrated 100 years of educational excellence in 2009. The original Plainview District was laid out and organized in March 1909 with school officially opening as Plainview School on November 1, 1909. The Plainview Public School District encompasses 74 square miles, extending as far south as the Love County line and as far north as Caddo Creek. Our school serves 1,400 students at four sites in grades PK-12.
Plainview Schools take pride in offering a wide variety of programs. Programs are diverse to meet the needs of individual students from a diverse student population. Plainview Schools have developed a state-wide reputation for challenging the status quo of education. Academics, fine arts, technology, athletics, vocational training through Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, and college coursework through the Ardmore Higher Education Center have allowed Plainview Schools to serve as a leader in providing for excellence in education to all students. For more information visit www.plainview.k12.ok.us
Oak Hall Episcopal School is a nurturing, caring and supportive family-centered environment where Christian values and spiritual direction are modeled and exemplified. Here, your child will experience opportunities to excel through rigorous academics, personal attention, high expectations and character development.
Children deserve an education that prepares them to meet the challenges of a changing world with intellectual skill and confidence. Oak Hall provides each student with a strong foundation in order to prepare them for a high school environment and later success in life. Because we are a Great Expectations Model School, our students are self-directed, productive and socially-responsible citizens.
The faculty at Oak Hall is comprised of dedicated teachers who possess a love of learning and a passion for our students. Oak Hall teachers "walk the walk" and serve as both academic and spiritual leaders in their classrooms. They forge personal, meaningful relationships with students that last a lifetime. For more information visit www.oakhallschool.com
The Lone Grove Public Shools is located 7 miles west of Ardmore and serves a large area in the cenral portion of Carter County, in the city limits of Lone Grove. For more information visit http://www.lonegrove.k12.ok.us/
The Dicsko Public Shools is located 7 miles eat of Ardmore and serves a large area in the easter portion of Carter County, in the city limits of Ardmore. For more information visit
In August of 1966, Southern Oklahoma Area Vocational and Technical Center opened as a part of Ardmore Public School District I-19. It was governed by the Ardmore Board of Education through June of 1977, when the district was formed into a separate vocational-technical school district (VT-20).
SOTC recognizes that the success of local economic development efforts is directly connected with the area's ability to supply the technically trained workforce required. The center continues to serve both high school students and adults. High school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in full-time day programs spend half of the day at the technology center and the other half at their home high school. At the center, the students participate in a program pertaining to their chosen career field. At the home school, the student continues in academic preparation. Upon graduation, the student is then prepared to enter the world of work, continue in a program of advanced study at the technology center and/or enter college (often with articulated credit hours that are applied to a related college degree). Adult students attend on a half-day basis similar to the schedule available to high school students or they may accelerate their technology education by attending SOTC on an all day basis.
The center continues to grow in enrollment and expand program offerings. In addition to full time day programs, SOTC offers additional programs and services to in-district students, employers, and customers that includes adult training and development classes, safety classes and customized business and industry training designed to meet the needs of local employers. The needs of the district continue to be the driving force of SOTC's growth. For more information visit http://www.sotc.org/resources/historysotc.asp
Ardmore Higher Education Center is a University Center that delivers degree programs from East Central University in Ada, Okla, Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla., Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant, Okla., and Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. AHEC offers undergraduate and graduate courses in a wide-range of areas that enables students to earn an associates, bachelors, or masters degree through one of the four participating institutions. For more information visit www.ahec.osrhe.edu
Fro additional information regarding education in Oklahoma, visit sde.state.ok.us