Award Year: 2014

Edmond Doyle Elementary School

520 East Smith Street
McAlester, OK, 74501-1027

(918) 423-0588

Mrs. Kathy E. Hunt, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School


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Edmond Doyle teachers and staff will partner with the community to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 50%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Native American: 22%
  • Two or more races: 18%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Edmond Doyle students enjoy library and computer time.

Edmond Doyle students enjoy library and computer time.

Edmond Doyle, located in historic McAlester, is nestled in the beautiful hills of southeastern Oklahoma. It is one of the first established schools in a town where people historically believe in hard work, respect, and education. A Title 1 school with 89% qualifying for free and reduced lunches, Edmond Doyle has seen its share of negative societal issues. It faces the same challenges most schools in America experience. Its philosophy is that a person can overcome adversity by having the right attitude, making good choices, and having the necessary skills to compete in a global society. It engages in dialogues that help students foster inner direction, become self-motivated, and develop life skills while creating a sense of competency. Students at Edmond Doyle are achievers.

The school’s strength comes from the dedication, experience, and commitment of its faculty and staff in addition to strong parental and community support. Volunteers consisting of parents, community members, and high school students help the school in many ways to reach its educational goals. Teachers are constantly participating in professional development to help them master the art of teaching. Its focus has been on learning how to use technology as a teaching tool.

Family nights, reading book fairs, carnivals, and consistent parental contact are ways that connect school and family. Edmond Doyle is a small school with a big heart, where everyone works hard, plays hard, and takes learning seriously.