The Student-Teacher Ratio for private schools is reported directly by the school.
The Student-Teacher Ratio for public schools is calculated based on the number of full-time equivalent teachers reported by the school, so the actual student-teacher ratio for these schools may vary.
Years of controversy and legal maneuvering ensued before President William Mc Kinley issued a proclamation on July 4, 1901, that gave the federal government control over 2,000,000 acres (8,100 km Under other legislation, the United States through the Dawes Commission allotted communal lands as plots to individual households of tribal members, selling off what remained as "surplus." These actions extinguished the tribal claims to communal lands, a condition needed for the admission of Oklahoma as a state in 1907.
After these changes, the legislature of the new state began to organize counties. Bailey Turnpike was completed, connecting Lawton directly to Oklahoma City, the capital.
Around the 1700s, two tribes from the north, the Comanches and Kiowas, migrated to the Oklahoma and Texas region.