Award Year: 2013

Bartlesville Mid-High School

5900 Baylor Drive
Bartlesville, OK, 74006-8909

(918) 333-4444

Jason Langham, Principal at time of Nomination

Bartlesville Public Schools

School Website


Bartlesville Mid-High School will challenge and prepare students for a lifetime of success through academics, citizenship, and leadership.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 68%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 17%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Bartlesville Mid-High School is a ninth and tenth grade building currently serving approximately 900 students. Bartlesville is a community with a population nearing 38,000 people. The nearest major city is forty-five miles south of Bartlesville. The city has encountered major cultural changes in the last ten years. The economy and changes in local industries caused a shift in the clientele being served within the school district. Therefore, the staff of Bartlesville Mid-High School took action to meet the needs of this evolving student population.

The entire staff, students, and parents worked hard to adopt a united focus and vision for the school. The teachers, administration, and support staff began working toward certification in Great Expectations. Great Expectations is a teaching and training tool to help teachers incorporate policies and procedures that will help students have stability while engaging them in the learning process. Because of their endeavors, Bartlesville Mid-High School was awarded the title of first Great Expectations Model High School in the state of Oklahoma.

Bartlesville Public School district initiated the concept of Professional Learning Communities and the Data Team process. Both of these practices focus on the importance of teacher collaboration within each site. BMHS embraced these concepts and began putting systems in place to promote this ideology. The Data Team process includes collaborative plans with weekly meeting with teachers of the same disciplines. This allows teachers to plan, assess, and reevaluate curriculum in an ongoing process. Additionally, allowing for common formative assessments and common research based instructional strategies.