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Looking for the Ideal school in Moore/Norman

May 13, 2024

The search for a new home is about more than just square footage, the perfect kitchen and room for barbequing on the patio. If you have little ones, that search will inevitably include looking at the schools your children will attend. While Oklahoma doesn’t really rate its public schools, many districts offer some creative curriculum along with all-star academics. Here’s a synopsis by community of the school districts Ideal neighborhoods feed into:


Norman Public Schools is the 8th largest district in Oklahoma, made up of two high schools, four middle schools and 17 elementary schools serving more than 15,000 students. NPS has earned a reputation for academic excellence, robust fine arts programs, first-rate athletic teams and providing opportunities for all students to reach their full potential. The district has repeatedly been recognized for academic excellence in Newsweek, The Washington Post, US News & World Report and more. 

  • Through a partnership with Tulsa Community College, students will have the opportunity to earn an associate degree at a reduced cost by the time they finish high school. This program begins in 2024-25.
  • Norman residents continue to support and invest in projects that enhance student learning environments. Voters passed a new school bond in 2023; you can find a list of the projects on their website.
  • NPS earned the TSA’s Gold Standard Award, the highest level of recognition TSA can give to a transit agency.
  • Student safety is always a top priority at Norman Public Schools. Teachers, administrators and staff are committed to creating and maintaining a safe learning environment for all students.

Ideal neighborhoods that feed into Norman Public Schools:

"I love the passion the teachers at Adams Elementary have for the kids. Teaching is a challenging profession, and our teachers work so hard to meet the needs of all their students with their strength and compassion." - Katie Cruz-Long

"As someone who grew up in a small town, I love that Eisenhower Elementary has been that caring community that offers a sense of home for my family. The incredible teachers, staff, and leadership not only want the students to soak up learning in the classroom but also ensure that EVERY kid feels valued by instilling a sense of belonging and creating memorable experiences. As the students grow, Eisenhower offers a progressive building of confidence through encouraging their hearts and minds, and enabling them to take the next steps to make a difference at home, school, and in the community." -Kyle Butcher

"My son attended Whittier Middle School for 6th-8th grade.  We had a wonderful experience throughout his middle school years, even though his 6th-grade year started with virtual schooling in 2020.  The teachers were all so wonderful, caring and truly do their best to help your child succeed and have a memorable middle school experience." - Melissa Mallory  


Moore Public Schools is the 4th largest Oklahomaschooldistrict, including three high schools, six junior highs and 25 elementary schools serving more than 24,000 students. They also have five Vista Alternative Academies. Students participate in quality academic and extracurricular activities while experiencing a strong tradition of learning excellence.

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  3. MPS Technology Department employee named OEA’s Support Professional of the Year for Oklahoma.
  4. Two Moore seniors were named to the 2024 Oklahoma Academic All-State Class. They are two of only 100 Oklahoma public high school seniors named as Academic All-State honorees for 2024 by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.

Ideal neighborhoods that feed into Moore Public Schools:

“We really enjoyed our time spent at Wayland Bonds Elementary School. The school has a great reputation as it was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013. As parents, we really appreciated the teachers and staff and the commitment they had to academic excellence. They were very communicative and created a positive learning environment for our daughter.”  - Kyle Terry