"Engaging Minds, Inspiring Hearts, Pursuing Excellence"
The mission of McAlester Public Schools is to join the home and community in developing educated and responsible citizens.
McAlester Public Schools has a long tradition of excellence, starting with the first high school graduating class in 1903. Our graduates have gone on to achieve significant positions, such as: United States Congress Speaker of the House of Representatives; Governor of Oklahoma; Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice; Five Star General; as well as many renowned alumni in the fields of professional athletics, art, music, business, and education. Following in their footsteps, the graduates of 2018 were awarded over $5 million in scholarships. Of the 100 Oklahoma Academic All Staters selected annually by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence since 1990, twenty-four have been McAlester High School Seniors.