MCLAIN HIGH SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
4929 N. Peoria Ave. Tulsa, Oklahoma 74126
Principal: Renee Rabovsky
At a glance
I had the opportunity as a high school student to accomplish now what most high school graduates are just now starting. Being able to participate in the Aerospace academy while at McLain was life changing. I have always wanted to work with my hands, and because of the training I received in high school I’ve been able to fast track my career.McLain High School for Science and Technology alumnus
We are the Leaders of Tomorrow!
McLain High School for Science and Technology and the greater community support academic, social, and emotional success by inspiring scholars to discover their limitless possibilities. Our mission is to be a model where every student thrives through an innovative and relevant education centered around excellence which prepares them to be courageous world changers. We strive toward this mission by creating student-centered learning environments and fostering strong teacher-student relationships that support a whole-child education. Our scholars also receive real-world relevant opportunities both on and off campus that further enhance their educational experience.
McLain students can take part in an onsite Tulsa Tech program allows students explore all areas of manufacturing and discover the many opportunities available. Students can design, weld, and program machines to produce a variety of manufacturing components. Student can go from the initial design and set up to a finished product!
Early College High School
The brand-new Early College High School program at McLain will allow participating students to graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree from Tulsa Community College at the end of their high school career. This rigorous, cohort-based program is free to participating students and only offered at two high schools across Tulsa Public Schools.
Students at McLain High School can earn a college degree free of charge from Tulsa Community College while in high school through the Early College High School program.
The Early College High School program provides high school students with the support they need to succeed in college with extra tutoring, monthly events with your classmates, study sessions, access to college facilities, and more.
AT McLain High School for Science and Technology, STUDENTS CAN:
- Build meaningful relationships with caring teachers who are committed to helping them be successful;
- Engage in rigorous instruction that employs multiple learning modalities to reach all learners;
- Explore potential career pathways and their post-secondary futures through our annual Dare to Dream College and Career Fair;
- Build a strong foundation for their post-secondary futures in their dedicated ICAP classes
Extra-curricular activities or clubs
- 4929 GSA
- Academic Bowl
- American Sign Language Club
- Anime Club
- Business Professionals of America
- City Year Tutoring
- Color Guard
- Drama Club
- Earn a Degree. Graduate Early.
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Freshman Class Board
- Girl Power
- Health Occupations Students of America
- Indoor Soccer Club
- Interact Club
- Junior Class Board
- Ladies of Essence
- McLain Plant a Seed Program
- National Honor Society
- Native American Student Association
- Nintendo Switch Club
- Rhythm Dance Troupe
- Senior Class Board
- Skills USA
- Sophomore Class Board
- Student Council
- Technology Student Association
- Titans for Christ
- Titan My Charm
- TMC Marching Soul
- Weightlifting Club
- Boys Basketball
- Boys Cross Country
- Boys Soccer
- Boys Swimming
- Boys Track
- Girls Basketball
- Girl Cross Country
- Girls Soccer
- Girls Swimming
- Girls Track
- City Year Partnership
- Concurrent Enrollment (TCC/Tulsa Tech)
- Digital Editing & Photography
- Early College High School
- Entrepreneurship Program
- Internship Classes
- Piano Class
- Tulsa Debate League Partnership
- Tulsa Tech Manufacturing Program (on-site)
McLain High School for Science and Technology is named for a native Oklahoman, Raymond Stallings McLain. During his career in the service of his country, General McLain achieved many firsts. He was the first National Guard officer to be honored with a presidential nomination as a permanent Brigadier General, and the first National Guard officer to attain the rank of Lieutenant General. Later, he was given the permanent rank of Major General.
While addressing a group of officers, General George Patton said of General McLain, "Here's a man to whom I can give the impossible task and know it will be done." When General McLain died, he left a remarkable career as a military leader behind him. He was a self-educated man, for his formal education ended with the sixth grade, but his ambition motivated him to use his talents to their fullest extent, and he became a man among men whose name and deeds will live forever.
Relatives, descendants, and friends of McLain have attended school assemblies that have honored him. After graduating 50 years of accomplished students, the school now serves the community as a science and technology center.
McLain High School for Science and Technology was opened at its current location on North Peoria Avenue in 1959, making it, then and now, the northernmost high school in the Tulsa Public Schools district. McLain High graduated its first class of seniors in 1961. The school's teams competed for several decades under the colors maroon and white and the name "Scots," a nod to General McLain's heritage. The school's yearbook was known as The Highlander.
In 2001, McLain High School (then operating under the name McLain Career Academy) was rebranded as the Tulsa School of Science and Technology (TSST), with students voting to change the mascot from Scots to Titans. This change was targeted at improving McLain's academic performance. In later years, TSST would revert to its original name, becoming McLain Magnet High School for Science and Technology, but keeping the Titan mascot and using maroon, white, silver, and black as school colors.
McLain High School Foundation, located in the heart of north Tulsa, is an education foundation dedicated to helping the students of Raymond S. McLain High School excel. With the dedication of our volunteers, staff members, and partners, we strive to improve the lives of all "Scots" and "Titans;" reaching all things TMC within the community. Contact us to see what you can do to bring about positive change.
- Mike Turpen (Class of 1968), Democratic politician, lawyer, and former Attorney General of Oklahoma (1983-1987)
- Shea Seals (Class of 1993), former NBA player, now director of player development at the University of Tulsa, played and coached at McLain.
- Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders running back; see his story here
- John Phillips, McLain Hall of Fame, former head basketball coach at University of Tulsa, former assistant coach at Oklahoma State, returned to McLain to coach for a few years
Please visit the McLain Library Media Center today to see all yearbooks from 1959 to the present.
- Renee Rabovsky, Interim Principal
- Elfreda Austin. Assistant Principal
- Maurice Walker, Assistant Principal
Renee Rabovsky was born and raised in Tulsa and is a Tulsa Public Schools alumna. She received her undergraduate degree in math education and masters in administration from Northeastern State University. She began her teaching career in 2008 when she came back home to TPS to work as a math teacher at her alma mater Edison High School. She then served the district as a teacher at Rogers High School and as an instructional coach before taking on her first assistant principal job at McLain Junior and Senior High School. She served in that role for four years before taking on the interim principal position at McLain High School for Science and Technology.
I moved to Tulsa in 2007 from Illinois where I had both practiced law and worked in education. I have a B.A. and M.A. from Illinois State University, a M.Ed. from the University of Oklahoma, and a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law. I decided to join Team Tulsa in 2008 and began my career teaching English at McLain High School for Science and Technology.
I have held many positions in my time at Tulsa Public Schools, including teacher, department chair, staff developer, instructional coach, and assistant principal.
JOINED TEAM TULSA – JULY 2017
After toiling in the vineyards of Education for 40 years; teaching students, leading schools, and managing programs, I retired in 2015. It didn’t take me long, however, to realize that I still had a burning desire to teach and work with great professionals, who were committed to making a change in the lives of students. McLain offered me that opportunity and I seized the moment. There has not been a day that I questioned my decision to come out of retirement.
EXPERIENCE: Of my now 43 years in education; eight have been as a teacher, seven as a counselor, twenty-two years as a school leader, and six years as a district leader.
EDUCATION: B.A. secondary education, Langston University; M.Ed., Western Illinois University; Administrative Certification, Texas Woman’s University.
LEADER FOR: School Community Guidance Center (Dallas, Texas), Irving (TX) High School, Wheeler Transitional Center (Irving, TX), Irving (TX) Independent School District, McLain High School.
FAVORITE TEACHER: Mrs. Evelyn Broadneaux (5th grade), hands down. She demanded excellence, never accepted excuses, stressed social decorum and demanded proper articulation of the English language. During my career in education, she reigns as the best of many outstanding role models,. from whom I have learned so much about life, the education arena and professionalism .
FAVORITE PLACE IN TULSA: Tulsa Performing Arts Center and the Gathering Place.
Our mission is to be a model where every student thrives through an innovative and relevant education centered around excellence which prepares them to be courageous world changers.
McLain High School for Science and Technology and the greater community support academic, social, and emotional success by inspiring scholars to discover their limitless possibilities.
- We are dedicated to meeting the academic, emotional and social needs of our students.
- We treat students, parents, community members and colleagues with respect and compassion.
- We work to foster a fulfilling and rigorous learning environment for our students.
- We continuously seek ways to improve the quality of service provided to our students.
- We have high expectations for all students.
Raise Your Voices, Let Them Ring
To Our Alma Mater Sing
Look to Our Titans and You Will Find
Tomorrow’s Leaders of Mankind
We Are Tomorrow’s Future
See Our Banners Fly
We Are So Very Proud and Loyal
We Hail From McLain Magnet High
Hey, Go Titans, Win Team
And Raise Your Colors High
And Watch Those Titans Go Around Them
As We Cheer So Loud and Strong
Fight, Fight, Fight
Victory, Victory, For All Silver and Black
So Take That Ball And Push Right Thru That Line
Loyal Titans Lead the Way