School History

  • Central School was established in 1947. While it is the oldest facility in Moore Public Schools, there have been several complete renovations over the years. Initially, Central School was an elementary school. Since then, it has been a Mid-High (9-10), Junior High (7-9), Alternative School, Head Start program and Upper Elementary (4-6).
    In 1994 the main building underwent a major renovation and was reopened as Central Junior High (7-9) with Mr. David Peak as Principal. In 2008, MPS 9th graders were moved to the high schools, making CJH a 7th and 8th junior high.
    Central has shared facilities twice with other schools while they were being rebuilt after being destroyed by tornadoes: Kelley Elementary (1999-2000) after a tornado on May 3, 1999; and Plaza Towers Elementary (2013-2014) following the tornado of May 20, 2013.