Moore (Oklahoma) district reacquires former high school building

Nov. 27, 2023
The district plans to move its alternative education program to the building that it sold 24 years ago.

The building that once housed Moore High School, a centerpiece in Moore, Oklahoma, for almost a century, will be used as a school again.

The Oklahoman reports that the Moore school board has voted to repurchase the building from a local businessman who obtained the property about 24 years ago. The district will pay 965,000 for the two-story building, constructed in 1928.

Moore Superintendent Robert Romines said the district plans to move its alternative education school, known as Vista, into the building after renovations are complete — which could take 18 to 24 months.

The  29,000-square-foot building is next to Moore City Hall and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has 18 classrooms and a 2,500-square-foot basement. It housed students from grades one from 1928 through 1958. It housed only elementary students until 1983.

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