Lawton High School is named after Henry Ware Lawton who was a highly respected U.S. Army officer who served with distinction in the Civil War, the Apache Wars, the Spanish–American War. The original Lawton High School was built in 1909-1910. A new high school was constructed in 1954 and the Lawton High School became the Central Junior high.

Henry W. Lawton 

Today, Lawton High has approximately 1,400 students in grades 9-12 with a wide range of diversity. We have 160 teachers and staff members.

In 2016 and 2017 Lawton High was recognized, with bronze, as one the Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report.We are working towards recognition as a State School of Character through Character.org and OKCharacter.org. 

Home of Champions

Lawton High has been known as the  "Home of Champions” since 1962 after winning all five state titles in the following athletic programs: basketball, baseball, football, tennis, and track. The title was bestowed on Lawton High by the Oklahoma State Legislature. 


Lawton High is renowned across the nation for its pursuit of academic excellence. Our AP Scholars, National Merit Scholars and scholarship recipients are evidence of our determination in the classroom. Here’s a glimpse of what we offer:

10 Advanced Placement Courses

6 Pre-AP Courses

17 Different Math Courses, 8 AP above Algebra II

10 Humanities/Social Studies Electives

15 Fine Arts Courses

Vocational Courses: Agriculture/Horticulture, Landscape, JROTC, Computer Applications and web design

9 Business Courses

22 Special Education Teachers

Internship/Mentorship Courses

Concurrent Enrollment, Cameron University

3 Concurrent College classes offered on campus: Psychology, ELA and Speech

Great Plains Technology Center classes

Accolades and Awards 

LHS students excel in academics, sports, extracurricular activities, and community service:

  • LHS Poetry Out Loud State Champions: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Lions Club Speech Contest State Champions: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial Essay Contest National Champions: 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2017
  • Optimist International Oratory contest State Champions: 2017 and 2019
  • OK Bar Association Essay Contest State Champions: 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Multiple National Merit Scholars, AP Scholars, and Academic All State recipients
  • Over $4.2 million in scholarship offers awarded to graduating class of 2019
  • 6-time United States Academic Decathlon State Champions
  • University Thesis Defense Champions
  • Multiple Quiz Bowl State Tournaments
  • Faculty includes 2 former district Teachers of the Year and the 2019 District Rookie Teacher 


LHS offers a wide variety of activities. Students are sure to find a club or organization that meets their interests and abilities. Here are a few of the clubs on campus. A full listed can be obtained by clicking the + sign next to the About LHS Page. 


Quiz Bowl, National Honor Society, and Upward Bound, Math Club

Social and Service:

STUCO, Key Club, Huey’s Heros, Junior Leadership, TeenCouncil, Ebony Society, Spanish, Military Child, FutureFarmers of America and Gentlemen of LHS and Yearbook

The Arts

Choir, Band, Orchestra, Art Club, Anime Club, Drama Club


The Big Red Band, Highsteppers, Cheer, Stomp Team, Color Guard, Scream Team


Wide variety of athletic teams, JROTC, Poetry Out Loud, Speech, Computer Gaming eSports Club, Ethics Bowl, Interscholastic Competition and Thesis Defense Competition