Contact Us

Mission Statement / About Us


Address Changes

Fallen Eagles


Officers / Committees





Harding Charter Prep Ranked 3rd in Oklahoma
in 2009 Newsweek Survey

As reported in the Daily Oklahoman on June 13, Harding Charter Prep has been ranked by Newsweek among the top 1,500 public high schools in the nation. The top 1500 are only 6% of all public schools in the nation. Of the nine Oklahoma public high schools in the top 1500, HCP was ranked third.

Richard Caram, the HCP principal,  was quoted in the newspaper article---"Part of the reason for the number of Oklahoma schools making the cut is the increased focus on the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests in the state."

The complete Oklahoma rankings for 2009 were

Nat'l                                           Newsweek %Sub   %
Rank  School                         City          Index Lunch E&E
14    Classen School of Adv. Studies Oklahoma City 7.058   25   33
74    Booker T. Washington           Tulsa         4.175   38   41
193   Harding Charter Prep           Oklahoma City 3.045   54   49
462   Edmond North                   Edmond        2.203   11   41
820   Norman North                   Norman        1.694   22   61
876   Edison Prep                    Tulsa         1.644   37   20
904   Edmond Memorial                Edmond        1.615   15   32
1019  Jenks                          Jenks         1.479   15   34
1085  Edmond Santa Fe                Edmond        1.414   20   29

The Newsweek index is a proxy for academic strength. It is the ratio of all AP or IB tests with a passing grade, divided by the number of graduates. To make the top 1,500, a school had to have an index above 1.0; only 6% of public high schools qualified.  Private Schools and a small number of public schools like the Oklahoma School of Science and Math are not included in these rankings.

The %E&E is the percentage of all graduating seniors at a school who had one or more passing grades on IB or AP tests.  HCP ranked extremely well using this metric, as well.  

The % Sub Lunch is the percentage of the school's students who qualify for the Federal subsidized lunch program.

More information can be found at http://www.newsweek.com/id/201160 including a searchable list of schools and a set of Frequently Asked Questions, which has all the details on the Newsweek methodology.

Congratulations to Richard and the dedicated team of educators at HCP.  To receive this ranking is quite an accomplishment!


We Look Forward to Hearing from You!

Your Input, Suggestions, News, and Ideas will Always Be Appreciated.