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 (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 W. 10th Street  •  Claremore, OK 74107

The district has four elementary schools, a junior high, senior high and an alternative learning center.  A student population of 4,194 students (fall 2012 enrollment) and is founded upon strong student achievement, outstanding and award winning educators, an active business community, and a supportive Claremore School Foundation.

Students participate in a wide variety of curricula and extracurricular activities. Claremore Public Schools offer nine AP classes (Bio-Med & Pre-Engineering recent additions), have 16 nationally certified teachers, with an ACT average for those students taking college prep courses of 22.1 and have had 9 academic all-state students in the past 5 years.

Competitive athletics and activities offered in various grades including academic bowl, band, golf, music, track baseball, football, basketball, softball, swimming, art, drama, and so much more.

Catalayah Elementary
Kellye Shauck, Principal
(918) 923-4260
Grades: Pre-K through 5th
Enrollment: 402
Average Class Size: 22

Claremont Elementary
Brian Young, Principal
(918) 923-4202
Grades: Pre-K through 5th
Enrollment: 491
Average Class Size: 23

Roosa Elementary
Glen Abshere, Principal
(918) 923-4206
Grades: Pre-K through 5th
Enrollment: 355
Average Class Size: 21

Westside Elementary
Lou Robertson, Principal
(918) 923-4201
Grades: Pre-K through 5th
Enrollment: 709
Average Class Size: 22

Will Rogers Junior High
Lindsey Schnobelen, Principal
(918) 923-4205
Grades: 6th through 8th
Enrollment: 915

Claremore High School
Todd Steidley, Principal
(918) 341-0724 ext. 2000
Grades: 9th through 12th
Enrollment: 1,221

Alternative Learning
John Kilebrew, Director
(918) 923-4208
Grades: 7th through 12th

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.

Marla Lillie, 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) 266-1631
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) 443-6079
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.

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

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

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

Hope Harbor
Ralph Richardson
PO Box 1047  •  Claremore, OK 74018
(918) 343-0003

Heritage Adventist Academy/Claremore Seventh-Day Adventist Church
20555 S. 4170 Road  •  Claremore, OK 74017
(918) 283-2243

 

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, Northeast has grown to four campuses.

Claremore Campus
The newest campus is located in Claremore just north of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum at 1901 N. Hwy 88. The state-of-the-art facility has a versatile 200-seat seminar center, breakout meeting rooms, and more.

The campus offers career training in Computer Automated Manfacturing, Home Technology Intergrations, Environmental and Spatial Technology, Health Careers, and Practical Nursing.  NTC also hosts Roy Clark Music School, offering a variety of evening music classes with expert instructors.

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

Pryor Campus
NTC’s Pryor Campus is located between Claremore and Pryor on Hwy. 20 east.  The campus is located in a scenic wooded setting and is home to 13 programs, ranging from welding, auto collision repair, electrical, construction trades, horticulture, culinary arts, marketing and management education and more.

The facility features a large auditorium that seats over 500.  A highlight of evening education is a furniture school that teaches students the art and craft of building fine furniture.  A new state-of-the art welding and diesel shop was completed in 2013.

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

Preparing Individuals for Successful Careers is a mission statement and a call to action. NTC offers full-time daytime courses in business, and computer, automotive, diesel, construction trades, electrical technology, cosmetology, horticulture, culinary arts, marketing education, health careers certification, welding technology, cosmetology, and more. Dozens of short-term evening classes and a full range of business and industrial services are also offered.

Fred Probis, Superintendent
Kenny Day, Director of Marketing & Communications
(918) 825-7040 Ext. 1119

Rogers State University

Rogers State University (RSU) is a dynamic, progressive university widely recognized for high quality academic programs, distance learning options, and high technology learning environment and 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.

Since gaining accreditation as a four-year university in 2000, RSU has been the fastest growing regional university in Oklahoma.  Enrollment the fall of 2012 was more than 4,600 students.  RSU serves as the only public four-year, residential university in the Tulsa metro area.

RSU offers bachelor’s degrees in the high-demand areas of applied technology, biology, business administration, business information technology, liberal arts, criminal justice, communications, game development, justice administration, nursing, organizational management, political science, sports management, social sciences and more. (see www.rsu.edu for complete list). RSU also offers a variety of associate degrees, including art, education and nursing.

Founded in 1909, the institution was formerly known as the Eastern University Preparatory School, Oklahoma Military Academy, Claremore Junior College and Rogers State College.

RSU has been approved to begin candidacy as a member of the NCAA Division II and will join the Heartland Conference.  The Hillcats compete in baseball, softball, basketball, cross country and golf.

The university’s growing campus, located at 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in Claremore, features the state-of-the art Stratton Taylor Library, luxury student apartments and several recently renovated historic buildings, a 50,000 square-foot Student Center.  A new on campus student apartment complex opened in the fall of 2011, doubling the number of students living on the main campus in Claremore.  A $4 million dollar investment in athletic facilities was completed in 2012, which saw improvements and additions to the Hillcats Athletics Center at Soldier Field and the Diamond Sports Complex.

RSU is a national pioneer in distance learning. The university was the first in Oklahoma to offer bachelor’s and associate’s degrees entirely via the Internet. In addition, RSU serves students on campuses in Bartlesville & Pryor.

Rogers State University is home to RSU Public Television (KRSC), RSU Radio (91.3 FM), an Equestrian Center and Bit by Bit (Horse Riding Therapeutic Program).

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