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Booker T. Washington

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Booker T. Washington

1514 E. Zion St.
Tulsa, OK 74106
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Phone: 918-925-1000
Principal: Melissa Woolridge
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At a glance

Student population


International Baccalaureate Course Offerings


Advance Placement Courses


Athletic programs


Booker T. Washington is a world-class high school in the heart of America. In 2009 and 2016 the school received the coveted distinction of being a Blue Ribbon School recognized by the United States government for being academically superior. Our school is ranked as one of the top high schools in America.

Founded in 1913 to serve the citizens of the African-American community, Booker T. Washington was chosen in 1973 to be the vehicle for Tulsa's school desegregation program. This school was established as a magnet school and serves students from every racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic group in Tulsa. Booker T. Washington continues to thrive based on the twin ideals of promoting excellence and acceptance of diversity. This philosophy has resulted in our institution's recognition as one of the most successful secondary schools in the United States. Our racially-balanced student body boasts a nationally-ranked academic bowl team and speech and debate team, as well as championship basketball, football, soccer, swim, and volleyball teams.

We are at the forefront of academic trends as one of only two high schools in Oklahoma to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the only high school in Oklahoma to offer the IB Middle Years Programme. These programs attract students who thrive in an academically challenging environment. Major universities and colleges, as well as technical, business, government, art and music academies actively recruit Booker T. Washington students.

In 2020, Booker T. Washington High School celebrated its 107th year.

IB Diploma Candidate, Taylor Love smiles at the completion of graduation ceremony


The IB programs are different from other curricula because they:

  • encourage students to think critically and challenge assumptions
  • encourage students to consider both local and global context
  • develop multilingual students

Beyond preparing students for college-level work, the International Baccalaureate program calls for students to express themselves through writing, requires community service, and aims “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”


  • Experience a wide range of academic, elective and athletic offerings; and
  • Experience a student centered environment in which students and staff focus on building strong, life-changing relationships.

To be a Hornet is to be an inspiration, to be strong in the face of obstacles, to show compassion and friendship, to be accepting and honest, and above all to be confident in yourself. 




  • French
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Film
  • German
  • History of Europe
  • Japanese
  • Mathematics Applications and Interpretations
  • Physics
  • Portfolio Art
  • Psychology
  • Sports, Exercise & Health Science
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • World History
  • World Religions
  • Spanish

Advanced placement course offerings

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB, BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Sci Principles
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Econ Micro
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language
  • History of Art
  • Human Geography
  • Music Theory
  • Physics I
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art and Drawing, 2D, 3D
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Academic Bowl
  • African-American Society
  • Air Force JROTC
  • Archery
  • Asian Club
  • Business Professionals Association
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Hornets Against Hunger
  • Key Club
  • Latin American Society
  • Men of Power
  • Model UN
  • Native American Youth Council
  • Orchestra/Jazz Band
  • Robotics
  • SOFA Club
  • Speech & Debate
  • Student Council
  • Student Safe Team
  • T-Connection Band
  • Teen Advisory Board
  • Women Empowered
  • Youth in Government

Athletic Programs

  • Baseball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Boys Cross Country
  • Boys Golf
  • Boys Soccer
  • Boys Swimming
  • Boys Tennis
  • Boys Track
  • Cheer
  • Football
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls Golf
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Swimming
  • Girls Tennis
  • Girls Track
  • Pom
  • Volleyball


  • 2009 And 2016 National Blue Ribbon School
  • 2018 U.S. News & World Report Top Ranked School In Oklahoma
  • 2017 6A-II Football State Champions
  • 2018 5A Girls Basketball State Champions
  • 2018 5A Boys Swimming State Champions
  • 2018 5A Girls Soccer State Champions
  • 2019 6A Academic Bowl State Champions
  • 2019 6A Boys Basketball State Champions
  • 2019 5A Girls Soccer State Champions
  • 2020 Academic Bowl 6A State Champions
  • 2020 NSDA Team of Excellence
  • 2020 Best High Schools In America by U.S. News
  • 2019-2021 National PTA School of Excellence program
BTW Principal Dr. Melissa Woolridge shows off basketball Gold Ball trophies

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