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. 

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

8th Grade Shadowing and Tours

8th grade students may now sign-up for a shadowing date.  Shadowing is not a required component of the admissions process, but it is helpful in determining whether or not BTW is the best fit for the student.  

BTW is not able to provide one-on-one tours during the school day, but group tours are provided for parents from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on each shadowing day.  

You're Invited!

BTW Showcase Night

Save the Date:  Thursday, November 30th, 5:45-8:00 PM

“Showcase” is an opportunity to tour Booker T. Washington High School, to meet school administrators, faculty, and students, and to learn more about our programs.  The program will begin in the auditorium and will feature a number of our talented students.  Following the auditorium program, the building will be open for tours.  

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