Award Year: 2014

Adair High School

101 S Harley Hughes Avenue
Adair, OK, 743300197

(918) 785-2424

Mr. Mark Lippe, Principal at time of Nomination

School Website

Mission

Adair School's mission "Everyone Learns" is not just a statement, but a philosophy that symbolizes our goal to help each student find success.

Student Demographics
  • White: 57%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 40%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Adair students collaborating in small groups on student-directed STEM projects.

Adair students collaborating in small groups on student-directed STEM projects.

Adair, Oklahoma is a rural town, located in Northeast Oklahoma’s lake country, and has a population of 790 according to the 2010 census. Adair High School (AHS) serves 309 students from the 9th through 12th grade. AHS has rigorous standards and high expectations for its students. With 25 credits required for graduation and 91% of students enrolled in the college preparatory curriculum, it continually sets the standard for Mayes County regarding ACT scores, Academic Performance Indices, and earns a letter grade "A" for three consecutive years under the A-F grading system of Oklahoma.

Adair teachers, staff and administrators are dedicated to ensuring that the school's mission "Everyone Learns" is not just a statement but a philosophy that symbolizes the school's goal to help each student find success. In 2012 and 2013, AHS was nationally recognized by "US News and World Report" as one of the best high schools, and was awarded the Bronze Medal of Excellence.

The State Department of Education and the State Board of Education provided Adair Schools a distinction of honor, naming the high school as a Reward School. Through peer-to-peer mentoring, Adair assisted another priority school out of low performance standards. The implementation of a teachers-as-advisors program three years ago became the catalyst for transformation as the teachers mentor a set group of students consecutively through four years of high school. Adair High School is committed to students, projecting a bright future with infinite opportunities.