The Davidson Okla district is shutting down its high school and becoming an elementaryonly system KSWO-TV

The Davidson (Okla.) district is shutting down its high school and becoming an elementary-only system.

Voters in Oklahoma district decide to shut down their high school

The Davidson district's high school has only 17 students, and enrollment was expected to keep dropping.

Voters in the Davidson (Okla.) district have decided to shut down the district's high school and become an elementary-only district.

The Lawton Constitution reports that operating a high school was no longer viable because of declining enrollment and cuts in state funding.

The high school enrollment this year is 17 students, including six seniors.

Davidson will become a pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade district effective July 1. Students in grades nine to 12 will attend classes in another school district.

Superintendent Phillip Ratcliff says no decision has been made on which high school students would take Davidson students. One possibility would be for the students to transfer to high schools in other Tillman County districts such as Frederick, Tipton or Grandfield.

Earlier this year, the district sent a resolution to the Oklahoma State Department of Education for approval of the shutdown.

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