U. S. Grant High School
For the Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen, California see Grant High School (Los Angeles).


In 1953, the Oklahoma City Public Schools
Oklahoma City Public Schools
The Oklahoma City Public Schools is an urban inner-city public school district located in Oklahoma City. It is the largest primary and secondary education district in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area, as well as the largest in the state of Oklahoma with over 42,750 enrolled students in 2009...

 opened U. S. Grant High School, which became the third high school
High school
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 for south Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city in the state of Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County, the city ranks 31st among United States cities in population. The city's population, from the 2010 census, was 579,999, with a metro-area population of 1,252,987 . In 2010, the Oklahoma...


During its early years, it was both a junior and senior high school. Later, it was a high school for grades 10 through 12. By 1972,it was still only grades 10, 11 and 12. The rising 9th graders came from Jefferson Junior High and Roosevelt Junior High. U.S. Grant now offers courses for students in grades 9-12.

During its first two decades, U. S. Grant High School served its almost all Caucasian
Caucasian race
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 student body. During the early 1970s, an experimental integration plan was imposed on the community by court order, which eventually evolved into full racial integration
Racial integration
Racial integration, or simply integration includes desegregation . In addition to desegregation, integration includes goals such as leveling barriers to association, creating equal opportunity regardless of race, and the development of a culture that draws on diverse traditions, rather than merely...

 in 1972. African-American students were bused from predominately African-American section of northeast Oklahoma City.

By the 1990s, the building was considered decrepit. A new building was constructed and completed in Fall of 2006. During Winter Break everything in the old building was moved into the new building. After the Winter Break was over, students started classes in the new building. Along with the completion, the campus included a new running track that also serves as a practice soccer field. There is also a baseball field to the north of the running track.

U.S. Grant's activities include foreign languages, drama, dance, band, choir, pom-pon, vheerleading, sports, PTSA, FCCLA, National Honor Society, BPA (Business Professionals of America), MCJROTC, as well as other clubs. Sports include baseball, fast-pitch softball, slow pitch softball, girls tennis, boys tennis, girls basketball, boys basketball, rowing, wrestling, soccer, volleyball, track & field, and golf.

U. S. Grant's nickname is the Generals. Their colors are red and gray. The school's cannon was donated by the Class of 1965

Professional Development

US Grant High School currently engages in the Professional Learning Community
Professional Learning Community
A professional learning community is an extended learning opportunity to foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a particular work environment or field. It is often used in schools as a way to organize teachers into working groups....

approach. This includes collaborative planning and assessment building which encourages unity.


US Grant High School is a highly involved technology-integrated learning institution. There are Smartboards in almost every classroom, flip videos, clickers, and laptops on carts that enable students to learn in a competitively global market.

There was a Dress Code implemented in the 2011-2012 school year. Students were required to wear blue jeans with no logo and great, red, or white 3 button polo shirts. All hoodies and Jackets must either be US Grant Hoodie or plain gray, white or red. Jackets must be gray, white or red.

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