On April 8, 1941 the Federal Government officially agreed to build Tinker Field on the eastern side of Oklahoma County. This new government facility meant new jobs and many more people in the area. In 1943 the Oklahoma School Board voted to create a new school district in order to accommodate W. P. "Bill" Atkinson's fast growing community in Midwest City, Oklahoma. By August 1943 the Mid-Del School District, under the leadership of Superintendent Oscar V. Rose, was up and running. As the Midwest City population grew, so did the need for new schools. In 1953 the Mid-Del School District broke ground for a new, separate, junior high school just off East Reno between Air Depot Boulevard and Midwest Boulevard. This school would be named Monroney Jr. High in honor of Almer Stillwell Mike Monroney, a representative and senator from Oklahoma.
Monroney Jr. High's first year would house 7th and 8th grade students, but would add 9th grade students in 1956. The colors would be light blue and white. The first principal was Calvin T. Smith and the mascot was the Thunderbird. Beginning in August 2007, Monroney Jr. High will be known as Monroney Middle School due to the reorganization of the Mid-Del School District; 9th grade students will move to the high school and 6th grade students will move to the jr. high schools, making Monroney a middle school.
Despite a new name, Monroney has always strived for the highest level of education and excellence. Through out history students have been encouraged to study hard and accept nothing but the best. This pursuit of excellence will continue for many years to come.
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