ABOUT COPAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
"Formed in the spirit of dynamic growth, social justice and intellectual pursuits."
Welcome to the digital home of Copan Public Schools. Here students, teachers and parents will be able to access educational resources, events calendars, and learn the latest news from the district.
Explore our website and become more familiar with who we are and who we strive to be at Copan Public Schools, Home of the Hornets.
As early as 1900, the citizens of Copan, Indian Territory and surrounding area took advantage of a federally-funded opportunity for training their youth. This beginning occurred in a small, one-story school house situated near the current site of the Copan City Hall. The building was not a very commodious one, being built of an inferior-grade of pine lumber.
1907 saw a population boom, as the oil tank farm by the Prairie Oil and Gas Company was constructed. The enterprising pioneers of the town called a bond election soon after statehood, and passed bonds to build the North Side School.
In 1918 four modern teachers' cottages were built upon the school campus. The school was accredited by the State University at Norman (University of Oklahoma). The school was then placed on the accredited list with the North Central Association, being one of the smallest schools in the state to hold such rank.
Below you will find links to galleries of some of the oldest intact documents from the earliest days of the schools history.
Yearbook from 1921
Yearbook from 1922
Copan Public Schools strives to prepare all of our students for a technology-driven world. Each of our high school students receives a Samsung Chromebook and all classrooms are equipped with an Apple TV to advocate an atmosphere of interactive learning. In 2017, high school students built a 3D Printer as a student-led project. We use other technological resources-- such as teacher-ready iPads and Stem Lab tools-- and even incorporate technology into more traditional courses like Ag. This adaptability, paired with knowledgeable educators and administrators, prepares students with skills needed to be successful in higher education, careers, and beyond.