Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Ranked in Top 1%  
of Public High Schools Nationwide 

Leading High School Also Ranks No. 1 in Oklahoma 

OSSM is in the Top 1 percent of public schools nationwide, according to Niche.com, a leading ranking organization. It is also the 2023 Best Public High School in Oklahoma.  Rankings are based on school statistics and the opinions of students and parents, among other criteria. This is the fourth consecutive year OSSM has been identified as the state’s leading public high school. 

“OSSM has one of the most rigorous academic programs of its kind in the nation,” said Edna McDuffie Manning, Ed.D., interim president of OSSM.  “Our students come from the entire state for our college-level academic program and highly qualified faculty, both of which prepare students for college, graduate schools and careers in science and math fields.” 

Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., Niche’s team of data scientists evaluates countless data sets to produce rankings, report cards and in-depth profiles. The large data sets come from the Department of Education, U.S. Census, and the FBI. It combines this analysis with feedback from the community.  

Niche made a change to its methodology last year, putting less emphasis on SAT and ACT scores. Leaders stated it was done to acknowledge “socioeconomic and racial disparities perpetuated by standardized tests, challenges making appointments to test, and an increasing number of institutions adopting test-optional policies.”