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Welcome to Latta Junior High & High School




Welcome back Latta Panthers!  We hope your summer was great and you are ready for an even greater 2016-17 school year!

A special welcome goes to each of our students new to Latta Public Schools this year.  We want your transition to be an easy one and we encourage you to get involved, ask questions, and work hard!  Other new faces to our campus include the following faculty/staff:

  • Julie Bruner - Ms. Bruner is a graduate of Healdton High School and she comes to Latta from Sulphur Public Schools, where she has taught the past eight years.  She will be teaching 8th grade and HS science courses as well as coaching our MS and HS academic bowl teams. 
  • Marty Duncan - Mr. Duncan is our new automotive small engines instructor.  He will also serve in the capacity of our district’s vehicle/bus mechanic.  He has most recently worked with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in a similar role as well as being the owner/operator of M.A.C. Marine Service.  Mr. Duncan and his wife Celeste are parents of LHS graduates Ashlee (‘10) and Forrest (‘16).
  • Mary Willis - Mrs. Willis is joining our staff as a library media center assistant.  She has previously taught high school English in several schools including Byng, Davis, and most recently Sulphur, from where she retired this past spring.  But Mrs. Willis’ crowning achievement for which she is best known is that she is the mother of our own Mrs. Salter!

Our students and staff are to be commended for their hard work and for the consistent effort given both in and outside the classroom.  One example of this is a recent commendation from the Oklahoma State Department of Education for Latta High School being designated as a High Performing School in Oklahoma.  Commenting on this distinction, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister stated, “This outstanding achievement sets your school apart and is a testament to you and your staff’s persistent pursuit of excellence in education.  Designation as a High Performing School means yours is a learning community in which students continually thrive or show significant growth in achievement.”  Congratulations LHS students and teachers! Keep up the outstanding work!

Let’s all accept the challenge to make this coming school year even better than last year as we continue to pursue excellence at Latta Public Schools!  GO PANTHERS!


Stan Cochran                                                              Terry Painter

High School Principal                                                 Middle School Principal


“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary” – D. Kendall

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