Education

Educational opportunities for people of all ages can be found in a diverse mixture of public, private, technical and higher educational facilities in Claremore and Rogers County. Claremore also has outstanding day care and pre-school facilities.

Claremore Public Schools

Home of the Zebras

J. Michael McClaren, Superintendent
Kathy Johnson, Assistant Superintendent Curriculum/Federal Programs
Paul Fowler, Director of Operations
www.claremore.k12.ok.us  •  (918) 923-4100
Administrative Offices:  102 West 10th Street  •  Claremore, OK 74107

Claremore Public Schools has four elementary schools, a junior high, senior high, and alternative learning center.  The school district has a total student population of 4,110 (fall 2014 enrollment) and is founded upon strong student achievement, outstanding and award-winning educators, an active business community, and a supportive Claremore Public Schools Foundation.

Students participate in a wide variety of curricula and extracurricular activities.  Claremore Public Schools offer 14 AP classes, including Bio-Med and Pre-Engineering classes.  CPS has 15 nationally certified teachers, boasts an ACT average of 21.2, and has had 7 academic all-state students in the past 5 years.

Catalayah Elementary
Kelly Shuck, Principal  •  (918) 923-4260
Grades: Pre-K through 5th  •  Enrollment: 415  •  Average Class Size: 22

Claremont Elementary
Brian Young, Principal  •  (918) 923-4202
Grades: Pre-K through 5th  •  Enrollment: 487  •  Average Class Size: 23

Roosa Elementary
Glen Abshere, Principal  •  (918) 923-4206
Grades: Pre-K through 5th  •  Enrollment: 406  •  Average Class Size: 22

Westside Elementary
Traci Thomas, Principal  •  (918) 923-4201
Grades: Pre-K through 5th  •  Enrollment: 590  •  Average Class Size: 23

Will Rogers Junior High
Lindsey Schnoebelen, Principal  •  (918) 923-4205
Grades: 6th through 8th  •  Enrollment: 811

Claremore High School
Todd Steidley, Principal  •  (918) 923-4211
Grades: 9th through 12th  •  Enrollment: 1,312

Alternative Learning
Paul Hocutt, Principal  •  (918) 923-4208
Grades: 7th through 12th  •  Enrollment: 41

Project CEEP
Robin Foxworth, Director  •  (918) 923-4209

Special Services
Julie Geiger, Director  •  (918) 923-4300

Claremore Public Schools Foundation is a 501-c3 corporation founded in 1988 and dedicated to enriching the quality of education in Claremore Public Schools. The foundation provides grants to Claremore teachers and school sites and enrichment activities for CPS students. The Foundation is funded by donations from individuals and companies.

Amy Evans, Executive Director
(918) 341-7535  •  www.claremorepublicschoolsfoundation.org  •  foundation@claremore.k12.ok.us

 

Robson Performing Arts Center

This state of the art facility is a gift to the Claremore Public School students for their education and enjoyment.  The PAC is also available for rental and is the home of many community performances, concerts, recitals and dance performances.

Robson Performing Arts Center was constructed in 2006 and is host each year a series of touring productions brought to the community by Claremore Productions, Inc.  The  facility is owned and operated by Claremore Public Schools.

Ruby Quinn, Executive Director
(918) 699-7390  •  www.claremorepac.org

 

Rogers County Schools (Superintendent office)
Catoosa Indians……………………..(918) 266-8603
Chelsea Dragons…………………….(918) 789-2528
Foyil Panthers………………………..(918) 341-1113
Inola Longhorns……………………..(918) 543-2255
Justus-Tiawah Wildcats…………..(918) 341-3626
Oologah-Talala Mustangs………..(918) 443-6080
Sequoyah Eagles……………………..(918) 341-5472
Sequoyah Schools Foundation….(918) 341-6263
Verdigris Cardinals………………….(918) 266-7227

 

Claremore Area Christian Schools

Area Christian schools use a traditional Christian approach to learning. All classes are conducted in a loving and disciplined atmosphere. Students learn the practical application of the Bible to their daily lives and character formation. Students may participate in a wide variety of curricula and extracurricular activities including, competitive sports, music, academic bowl, art and more.

Claremore Christian, Destiny Life Church
Ryan Mullins
1055 W. Blue Starr Drive  •  Claremore, OK 74017
(918) 341-1805  •  www.claremorechristian.com

Heritage Adventist Academy, Claremore Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Dottie & Savannah Herrod
20555 S. 4170 Rd, Unit B  •  Claremore, OK 74017
(918) 283-2243  •  www.hasclaremore.org

Hope Harbor Children’s Academy
Titus Robison
PO Box 1047  •  Claremore, OK 74018
(918) 343-0003  •  www.hopeharborinc.org

Legacy Christian School, First Baptist Church
Arland Callison
107 E. Will Rogers Blvd  •  Claremore, OK 74017
(918) 342-1450  •  www.lcsclaremore.org

Mustard Seed Christian Pre-School, First Presbyterian Church of Claremore
Three- & Four-Year-Old Program (must be appropriate age by September 1st)
102 E. 4th Street  •  Claremore, OK 74017
(918) 341-3562  •  www.mustardseed102.com

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

Northeast Technology Center

Northeast Technology Center (NTC) is the premier training facility in northeast Oklahoma for high school students and adults. Since its creation in 1969, NTC has grown to four campuses located in Afton, Kansas, Pryor, and Claremore.

For more than 40 years, Northeast Technology Center has been successful in its mission of preparing individuals for successful careers.  NTC offers full-time daytime courses, dozens of short-term adult education evening classes, and a variety of business and industrial services.  Through all of its programs, classes, and training opportunities, Northeast Technology Center serves well over 18,000 patrons each year.

Fred Probis, Superintendent
Tara Thompson, Marketing & Communications Director
(918) 825-7040 Ext. 6119  •  www.netech.edu

Claremore Campus
This campus is just north of Will Rogers Memorial Museum  at 1901 North Highway 88.  The 15-acre site boasts a beautiful facility with a versatile 200-seat seminar center and breakout meeting rooms.  The campus offers career training in Computer Automated Manufacturing, Home Automation, Environmental & Spatial Technology, Health Careers, and Practical Nursing.

Through a partnership with Claremore High School, the Claremore campus offers a new Pre-Engineering program.  The Roy Clark Music School, featuring expert instructors in guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, music theory, music business and more, is also found at this campus.

Northeast  Technology Center has three mobile training units available to companies in northeast Oklahoma.  These trailers are designed to bring on-site expertise and training equipment.  The trailers are geared for Industrial Maintenance, Hazardous Materials – Confined Space, and Fire Extinguisher Training.

Rick Reimer, Campus Director & Assistant Superintendent
(918) 342-8066  •  rick.reimer@netech.edu  •  www.netech.edu

Pryor Campus
The Pryor campus is located between Claremore and Pryor at 6185 West Highway 20 in a scenic, wooded setting.  It is home to 12 programs ranging from Auto Collision Repair, Electrical, Construction Trades, Culinary Arts, Practical Nursing, and more.

The newest addition to the campus is a state-of-the-art Welding and Diesel Building, recently opened to serve the students of the Welding Technology, Welding and Metal Fabrication, and Diesel and Heaving Equipment Repair programs.  The facility also features a large auditorium with seating for over 500 people.

Debby Peaster, Campus Director
(918) 825-5555  •  debby.peaster@netech.edu

 

Rogers State University

Rogers State University (RSU) is a dynamic, progressive university widely recognized for high quality academic programs, distance learning options, high technology learning environments, and a nurturing scholastic atmosphere.  Sitting on the west side of the city atop College Hill, the campus features scenic views of Claremore along with its lakes and nature trails.

RSU offers a variety of bachelor degree programs in high demand areas such as business administration, biology, communications and nursing, as well as unique disciplines such as game development, justice administration, sport management, and military history.  RSU also offers a variety of associate degrees including art, education, and nursing.  (See www.rsu.edu for complete lists.)

Since gaining accreditation as a four-year university in 2000, Rogers State University has been among Oklahoma’s fastest growing regional universities with more than 4,000 students now enrolled.  RSU serves as the only public four-year university in the Tulsa metro area.  Founded in 1909, the school has operated over the years as Eastern University Preparatory School, Oklahoma Military Academy, Claremore Junior College, and Rogers State College.

RSU re-introduced intercollegiate athletics to campus in 2005, and the RSU Hillcats have enjoyed unprecedented success with conference championships, national tournaments, and numerous All-Americans and Academic All-Americans.  Rogers State fields 11 intercollegiate teams in six sports, competing as a member of the Heartland Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  The Hillcats are now in the second year of the NCAA Division II membership process.

Rogers State University has continually made improvements and additions to its scenic campus, including the Centennial Center, Stratton Taylor Library, convenient renovated historic buildings, and expanded athletic facilities.  Two campus apartment complexes have been constructed and a third housing complex is scheduled to open in fall 2015, bringing the number of campus residents to more than 800.

A recognized leader in distance learning, RSU was the first university in Oklahoma to offer bachelor and associate degrees entirely via the internet.  In addition, RSU operates campuses in Bartlesville and Pryor.

Rogers State University is also home to two broadcast entities including RSU Public Television and RSU 91.3 FM, which collectively reach more than a million viewers and listeners in northeastern Oklahoma.

Dr. Larry Rice, President
David Hamby, Pubic Relations Director
(918) 343-7771  •  1 (800) 256-7511  •  www.rsu.edu