Muskogee High School

3200 East Shawnee Road, Muskogee, OK 74403
(918) 684-3750

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1580 students 16 students/teacher (OK avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction Exams (OCCT EOI)

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Muskogee School District average
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About this school

Muskogee High School is a public high school in Summit. The principal of Muskogee High School is Dewayne Pemberton. 1,580 children attend Muskogee High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 70% of the 1,580 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Muskogee High School is 16:1. Hilldale High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 42% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 33% 34%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 24% %
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 24%
Hispanic 10% 8%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 78%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is probably the best in the county far above Hilldale academically and disciplinary wise. I may only have been going here a short time but the teachers are exceptional in what they do and all of them care about the well-being of their students. The principals are smart Mrs. Charboneau is funny too she walks around the halls looking for people who think sag is SWAG so she can give them a zip-tie to hold their pants up.

  • (10 months ago)

    My Daughter graduated from MHS and did well. She loved the school and her teachers. She now attends the University of Oklahoma. Muskogee Public Schools prepared her well for higher education. I would highly recommend MHS to anyone looking for an exceptional high school for their children.

  • (1 year ago)

    Most of the bad is from the lack of funding. Mostly from being in a low income town. Low pay = low taxes payed. You get what you pay for. That's why you want your kid to go to Harvard and not a JR college. MHS is like a JR college DUR you don't see Harvard pay in town! And Oklahoma lowering taxes in a time of mass Inequality all over. Also Teachers having to deal with the poor kids that have less background for learning. 6 years ago there was 1 out of 4 adults that can't read. That gets passed on to their kids and the teachers are set up for failure in other words. Being test standards that seem to be aimed from a higher income city where there are more resources for learning. BUT! in the light of low pay there have been changed laptops are now given to the kids for the school year. The WIFI being the poor parents can't afford it is a issue but is being worked on. Free WIFI is coming sometime! It all is dependent of wages going up to support such growth! Over all MHS is norm! Teachers are good etc. it all goes to the towns income and support for growth!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am proud of my Rougher family! We have came so far and we continue to grow academically and environmentally. We have an amazing staff principal and our student leadership is without a doubt above the best of the best. We have room for improvement as does any school; the difference is we are not afraid to admit it and then work dilligently to solve it!

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated from Muskogee High School in 2009. I was in the top 15% of my class. School is what you make it. The teachers were okay some cared some didn't. I really enjoyed Mrs.Owens she teaches English and AP English which is the class I was in. I never had any disciplinary problems but from what I seen I felt that the school handled them the best way they could. I do agree with the poster about the school spending too much on the football team which was below average in my opinion. I feel that some of the teachers let the football players have a pass when it came to their schoolwork just because they played football and that goes for other students who played other sports as well. I wish they that would have given more recognition to the students with good grades and attendance than to the students who played sports. Overall this school was satisfactory. I don't think that the classes prepared you well for college unless you took AP classes if you didn't then you probably wouldn't have been prepared for college. But I did enjoy the effort that the College Center put into providing resources for college bound seniors.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am responding to the parent who cannot spell "ridiculous". Her comment about academics is ridiculous. Muskogee High School is not only a "Best Practice" school but was recently named a "National School of Character" one of only three in the Nation. I graduated from Muskogee High and now I get to teach here. That's the coolest thing.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent of 3 children who graduated from MHS and a 4th who is currently a student I can say that MHS has improved greatly over the past 4 to 5 years. There has been a lot of improvement in the social climate (including relationships between students and teachers) academics extracuriccular offerings and pride and morale. As a parent who is there quite a bit I see great changes and ex-pect it to get even better.

  • (6 years ago)

    'We' my son his dad and I have not been happy with MHS with some teachers classes discipline and Soccer.

  • (6 years ago)

    Muskogee High School Was named to Oklahoma's Best Practice Schools. It has great facilities great teachers and great students.

  • (7 years ago)

    Muskogee High School is not a great school. It doesn't have good punishment system. It also doesn't have a good academic program. My daughter dropped out of band and choir because it's just so rediculous.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is no more then a place to house our children during the day. They are not preparing our young adults for entry into a citadel of higher education. The teachers do not teach nor does the administration appear to be capable of completing the task that they have been employed for. This school is reminiscent of the poor efforts that are indicative of a public school in low income metropolitan cities in our country.

  • (8 years ago)

    When kids don't get the grades that mom and dad think they should its easy to point a finger of blame at the teachers or the school. Remember when you point a finger of accusation or blame four fingers simultaneously point back at you. Parents are you sure that you are doing everything you can to support not just your children but also the teachers and school. Don't wait for a note from the teacher or semester grades get involved on a daily basis with your children's education become involved at the school and see for yourself how 'together' we can make this a better learning experience for our children.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm not sure what the other users are talking about because Muskogee High School is an amazing school! This is coming from a 2006 graduate that is now attending an Ivy League School Dartmouth College. Our 2006 class had National Merit Scholars Gates Millennium Scholars and Advanced Placement Scholars! These are some of the highest awards that can be given to students in a high school education. You won't find students with these awards at Hilldale or Fort Gibson. I'm not the only member of my class that left for college. We had another student that went to MIT while the majority of our students attended great undergraduate schools like the University of Oklahoma Oklahoma State University and Northeastern State University. I can not tell you enough about the educational quality that Muskogee High has to offer. Oh yeah Muskogee has one heck of a football team!

  • (9 years ago)

    my four children attented this school. All which said they had diffuculties in their college classes. i do not think this school prepares your children for higher education. i would not send them to this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Muskogee Public High School is in need of some good quality teachers. This isnt a parent this is a prior graduate (2005) and who better to hear it from than someone who went? The school went through several principals all within 4 years several different teachers and changed programs. After school programs are good very good. I will say that their are tons of clubs to get invovled in. Sports are decent. Definitly average. Parent involvement really only comes from the most popular or richest student. Our academic programs suffer because we let go some of our best programs to budget all the money we are spending on our average football team.

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