Booker T. Washington High School...
  • received its 3rd National Blue Ribbon Award in 2016.
  • celebrated 100 years of excellence in 2013.
  • has been Tulsa Public Schools’ comprehensive magnet school since 1973.
  • has been ranked in the top high schools in the U.S. by Newsweek/Daily Beast and the Washington Post for the past twelve years.
  • is the only school in Oklahoma to offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program and Diploma Program.
  • offers a full selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and pre-AP courses.
  • has 6 world languages, including Chinese, Russian and Japanese.
  • has earned a total of 17 state championships over the past five years in Academic Bowl, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Speech & Debate, Tennis, and Track.
  • has achieved at the state, regional and national levels in the Visual and Performing Arts.
What are the entrance requirements?

Because of the competitive nature of admission, students meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission.

Applicants must meet all of the minimum requirements listed below:

  •  Scores at the 35th percentile or above on both the reading and mathematiccomponents of the most recent standardized academic measurements, ex. state assessments or a nationally normed assessment.
  • Cumulative GPA at or above 2.50 on a 4.00 scale for the first semester of the application year and for the school year immediately preceding,
  • Superb attendance, excellent behavior with no suspensions, and a sealed Teacher Recommendation Form.


Please note that all 9th and 10th grade students at BTW are enrolled in the IB Middle Years Program (MYP).  The IB MYP has specific curricular requirements including two years of a world language, PE or AFJROTC, community service hours, and a personal project in the sophomore year. 

Admissions Update

Thank you for your interest in Booker T. Washington High School.  We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year.  If your student has recently moved to Tulsa, please contact Tulsa Public Schools' Enrollment Center to determine what placement is available.  

Registration for 8th grade shadowing will be available beginning September 1, 2017.  There are limited spots available, so please sign-up early.  Applications for the 2018-19 school year will be available in mid-November; more details to follow.  

Thank you for your interest in Booker T. Washington High School; we are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. 
Who needs to apply?

All students must apply for admission to BTW. 

  • Qualified applicants residing in the historical BTW area are offered preferential admission status.
  • Qualified applicants from Carver are offered preferential admission status.
  • After granting the above preferences, approximately 60% of the entering 9th grade class is composed of students residing in TPS Quadrants 1 and 2 and approximately 40% is composed of students residing in TPS Quadrants 3 and 4.
  • Up to 5% of all available admission slots are reserved for admissions from among all qualified applicants at the discretion of the principal. 
  • The principal's discretion process is the only means by which admission is allowed for out-of-district applicants; out-of-district students may only be considered if there are available seats after all eligible TPS applicants have been placed.  (Revision of application process for out-of-district students)
  • There is no preference for siblings.

Quadrants I-IV and BTW Historical Boundary

Letter regarding recent change to application process for out-of-district students.

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