Schools and Education
The Community of Moore offers an outstanding public school system, several excellent private schools, and nearby higher education facilities.
The Moore Public School System includes 3 high school campuses, 5 junior high schools (grades 7-8), 23 elementary schools, and an alternative school. Accreditation for the schools is held from the Oklahoma State Department of Education, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Oklahoma Department of Vo-Tech Education.
The district employs over 1,400 certified teachers and administrators, along with 750+ support personnel. The ratio of students to teachers is 18/1. Average experience of the teaching staff is 13 years, and over 500 hold advanced degrees.
Moore Public Schools offers pre-K through 12th grade in the suburban areas of Moore and south Oklahoma City. With a student population of about 22,500, the system is the third largest in the state. It encompasses 31 schools in 159 square miles. Through the years, the district has maintained a tradition of high student achievement, outstanding instruction, and strong community support.
The average ACT scores for Moore is 21.4 (compared to a state-average of 19.4). The graduation rate for MPS is 78.5%, the national average is 74.5%.
In sporting competition since 1990, MPS athletes have won state championships in girls softball, boys baseball, boys and girls cross country, boys swimming, and cheerleading. Moore Schools also boast acclaimed music programs.
Moore is served by the Moore-Norman Technology Center. The main campus is located just south of our city limits. Moore-Norman recently opened its South Penn campus, located at 134th and Pennsylvania Avenue in southwest Oklahoma City. The Center has a student base that includes approximately 800 students and a full-time equivalency of about 1100 students. MNTC has earned the Oklahoma Association of Technology Center’s Gold Star School Award six times, most recently during the 2006-2007 school year. This annual application-based award recognizes technology center districts that have met rigid and demanding criteria demonstrating a high level of excellence. This voluntary program provides recognition to districts with exemplary programs designed to meet a broad spectrum of community needs.
The City of Moore is also the home of Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. Located along I-35, the College is a Christian institution committed to the intellectual, spiritual, social, moral, and physical development of its students.
Other nearby higher learning institutions include: