Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics


15th Annual OSSM Middle School Math: An Awesome Contest 2017

This competition is for all of Oklahoma’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The two-round event begins early in the spring semester.

On Friday, January 6, Round One will be available which will feature a 40-minute test with questions based on topics that address middle school mathematics skills and must be completed no later than Friday, February 28.  The question sheet is formatted for easy scoring.

One copy of the question sheet and one answer key is sent electronically to middle school math teachers/test administrators who have registered online. All materials will be sent by email. 

Duplicate the test as needed. Test questions and answers are posted on the OSSM website after the math contest concludes.  We encourage teachers to use a convenient class period for students to participate in Round One.  A Certificate of Participation is available for all Round One students.

Individual students may compete if their local schools do not.  Normally, parents register as the test administrator.  Home-schooled students are also encouraged to participate.




Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

1141 North Lincoln Boulevard

Oklahoma City OK 73104

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Is OSSM a private school?

No, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is a two-year public residential high school created and funded by the Oklahoma legislature.  The school is open to all students across the state who wish to apply during their sophomore year.  OSSM is categorized as a state agency.  See the Admissions webpage for details and application deadlines. 

What is the tuition to attend OSSM?

There is no tuition for an Oklahoma resident student to attend the school.  Room and board are provided by the state.  Students may wish to have "pocket money" available for incidentals like school supplies, snack bar items or a weekend trip to a local restaurant, movie theatre, bookstore or mall.

Who can attend OSSM?

OSSM is open to all Oklahoma students who are entering their junior year of high school.  Applications are due in March of the sophomore year.  OSSM now accepts nonresident and international students for paying tuition.

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How have OSSM graduates helped Oklahoma's economy?

Of the 1,400+ OSSM graduates since 1992, more than half who have completed a degree and have entered the workforce are working in Oklahoma. Ten of those have started their own businesses in our state. An independent report credits OSSM with a $40 million economic impact in Oklahoma.