Eisenhower Senior High School (EHS) is one of three public high schools and is located in west Lawton, Oklahoma. It was the second high school built in Lawton, Oklahoma in the early 1960s.
It is situated on a campus which contains Eisenhower Elementary, Eisenhower Middle School, 400 meter field and track zone, football and soccer fields, tennis courts, large parking areas, and other open areas.
Eisenhower High School is named after Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, who was the 34th President of the United States and supreme military commander of Allied forces in the European Theater during World War II.
Eisenhower High School opened in September 1962 housing 700 students in a building containing 48 rooms. In May 1964, an auditorium was completed; and in 1965, the northwest wing was completed, providing the school with an additional 45 rooms and housing a total of 1,900 students. In the 2003–2004 school year, EHS had 1,380 students and 112 faculty. Its library contains approximately 16,000 volumes, not including textbooks.
In 2006, construction began on a new wing that housed thirty classrooms, and in 2007, the courtyard was closed and a new cafeteria was built. The staff as of today locks all doors to the courtyard unless lunch is in session. As of the 2007-2008 school year, Eisenhower (commonly referred to by both its own students and the students of rival schools as IKE) has a student body of approximately 1400 students, a number that has increased greatly from the usual average of 1,100 due to freshmen being incorporated into the student body.
Eisenhower is also well known for academics. Eisenhower has represented the state of Oklahoma for ten years in the Academic Decathlon Nationals competition, having won the state competition for an entire decade. Students at Eisenhower go on to attend many of the most famous universities in the country, while many stay local to attend Cameron University in Lawton. Ike students also attend the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant or join the military, or the Lawton Public Schools itself.
Eisenhower High School is well known for its excellence in sports. Most notably, the Eagles were 5A State and National Champions in football in 1990 as well as several other teams over the last 25 years. Many IKE athletes move on to play with many Big 12 Conference teams, such as Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas, and other smaller nationwide colleges and within the state of Oklahoma.
In 2007, Eisenhower Eagles men's basketball team were 6A State Finalist with a record of 24-3 under Head Coach Bruce Harrington and Assistant Coaches Brad Cooksey and Michael Parks. Additionally within 2007, the Eisenhower Eagles Varsity men's bowling team progressed all the way to the state finals, where they won and were crowned the 2007 Oklahoma High School Varsity Boys Bowling Team.
Championship TitlesOklahoma 5A
Boys basketball 2015
Cheerleading COED: 2000
Girls Basketball: 1984, 1985
Girls Cross Country: 1991
Girls Golf: 2000
Girls Tennis: 1991 (Doubles)
Boys Track: 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993
300 Hurdles State Meet Record: 1993
Boys Track: 1978, 1980
Boys Cross Country: 1965
Boys Track: 1968
Boys Cross Country: 1964
Eisenhower High School sponsors the following clubs and organizations for the student body: African American, Art, Band, BBB (Blue Body Brigade), BIB (Babes in Blue), Choir, Decathlon, Drama, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), Fencing, FFA (Future Farmers of America), Geography, National Honor Society, Key Club, Media, Military Child, The Patriot Newspaper, Native American, Orchestra, JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps), Spanish, Step Team, Student Council, Website Staff, The Talon Yearbook Staff.Austin, Ray-Former NFL play
Birdine, Larry - NFL player
Chase, Martin - Former NFL player
Cole, Nick - NFL player
Drozd, Steven - Member of the rock band, The Flaming Lips. (Class of 1987)
Gates, Vickie, IFBB professional bodybuilder (Class of 1980)
Henry, Marcus - NFL player
Hill, Koyie - MLB player
Huskey, Butch - MLB player
Rouser, Jason - Olympic gold medalist, track and field
Weisenburger, Edward - Class of 1979. Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina, Kansas.