Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Oklahoma Academic All Staters Announced

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its prestigious 2008 Academic All-State Awards. These are 100 of the top public high school seniors in Oklahoma.
David L. Boren, chairman and founder of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, describes the selection of the scholars as “Oklahoma’s most rigorous academic competition.”

To be nominated for Academic All-State, students must meet one of the following criteria: an American College Test (ACT) composite score of at least 30; a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) combined critical reading and math score of at least 1350; or be selected as a semi-finalist for a National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic Scholarship.

The Tulsa Chigger salutes each and every one of these future leaders.

How did our local high schools fare? Let's take a look, shall we?

Booker T. Washington High School

William Chyan
Susanna Michael
Meredith Nelson


With an enrollment of 1248, BTW has 1 all-stater for every 416 students

Jenks High School

Mary Lyn Graves
Christina Jackson
Conghua Ye


With an enrollment of 2129, Jenks has 1 all-stater for every 710 students

Union High School

James Buchanan
Elaine Shan

With an enrollment of 1932, Union has 1 all-stater for every 966 students

Memorial High School


Duncan Staggs

With an enrollment of 1249, Memorial has 1 all-stater for every 1249 students

AND THE WINNER IS:

Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences (Charter School)

Catherine Roberts

With and enrollment of just 274, TSAS has 1 all-stater for every 274 students!

TSAS continues to prove that it has the best academic performance of all the area high schools.

Don't you think its time we break the monopolistic hold on public education by Tulsa Public Schools, and demand that Tulsa have more charter schools?







4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Coincidentally, perhaps, but 10 of 100 is 10% (see, I went to TPS). And, oddly enough, Tulsa with 325,000 residents represents just about 10% of the State's 3.2 Million population.

Dan Paden said...

Don't you think its time we break the monopolistic hold on public education by Tulsa Public Schools, and demand that Tulsa have more charter schools?

Actually, I think it's way past time that we got government out of the educational process altogether.

I don't give a rip whether a government school flies under the name of TPS or a charter school, it's a government school.

sarnold244 said...

You should give a rip. "We the people" are taxing you out the wazoo for what the Oklahoma constitution refers to as a "free and appropriate" public education. Wouldn't you like to see your public education dollars spent on actual education?

Here's the challenge, go to Hawthorne Elementary and then go to Deborah Brown Community School. Then you decide where the money is better spent. If that's too far, then go to Hale and then to TSAS. Then decide. But wait, neither Hawthorne nor Hale will let you come in.

Dan Paden said...

Wouldn't you like to see your public education dollars spent on actual education?

I'd like there not to be any government education dollars. Period. Education is not a legitimate governmental prerogative, and whenever government intrudes its ugly head, things get...well, ugly.

No point in trying to reform a concept that's fundamentally flawed. Better to just ditch it.