OSSM is ranked No. 24 on Newsweek’s List of Top 100 Best Public High Schools. OSSM is the only school in Oklahoma to be named on this year’s list. Rankings are based on Niche’s 2021 list of the best public high schools, which was updated in January 2021. Niche is a leading school ranking organization headquartered in Pittsburgh.
With nearly 20,000 public high schools in the United States, this ranking places OSSM in the top 0.123% of schools in the nation. The next highest-ranking public high school in Oklahoma on Niche’s list is Jenks High School at 887.
Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings from students and parents. Sixty percent of the score is based on academics and grades, which is calculated using state assessment tests, SAT/ACT scores, and survey responses.
Additionally, OSSM is cited by Niche as the Best Public High School as well as the Best High School for STEM in Oklahoma.