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About Clegern

A parent-choice school, Clegern Elementary is a part of Edmond Public Schools with a hybrid neighborhood - lottery enrollment. Any family living in the EPS district may submit an application for their child/children to attend Clegern. The application period is for two weeks in January. At the end of the application period, a randomized drawing is conducted to fill available classroom space. Clegern is a parent drop-off and pick-up school only.

Clegern is a small school with a maximum enrollment of 298 students.  We are located in an older well-established area of Edmond.  Rich in heritage, Clegern has served the community as an elementary school since 1931.  Our goal is to provide a sound education that is complimented by Core Knowledge as the common instructional sequence of concepts presented.  The Core Knowledge Sequence is a detailed outline of specific content to be taught in science, math, history, geography, language arts and fine arts.  A variety of teaching approaches and methods allow us to serve the different learning styles of students.  Students at Clegern learn in an environment that fosters cooperation, mutual respect, individual responsibility, success and positive self-concept.

An environment that is warm, caring and supportive, coupled with strong parent involvement gives the patrons and staff of the school the opportunity to say that Clegern is “Edmond’s best kept little secret!”

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Our History

Picture of Clegern Elementary from the past

Clegern Elementary (Photo courtesy of the Edmond Historical Society)

Clegern Elementary School is located southeast of downtown Edmond on a three-acre tract of land that was donated to the Edmond District by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clegern in 1928.  This gift carried a stipulation that if the school were not built within five years, the land would revert to Mr. and Mrs. Clegern.  The reason for their donation was their concern for children having to cross Second Street to get to Kingsley Elementary--which was on the site presently occupied by Russell Dougherty.

The north wing of the building was built in 1931 with only one room completed for use.  The front entrance was on the north.  Later the other two rooms were finished and the three classrooms housed students in the first through fourth grades.

In 1949, Phase II of the Clegern building was added because of the Edmond growth.  Phase II added three more classrooms.  These three classrooms constitute what is now the middle section of the existing facility and the school then included grades one through six with a teaching principal.  The west classroom, which was larger than the others, included a stage area and was utilized for meetings and programs.

In 1950, the cafeteria and kitchen area were added.

In 1959, Phase III, which included three classrooms and restrooms, was added.

In 1983, Phase IV included the remodeling of two classrooms into the media center along with seven classrooms, restrooms and a teacher workroom.  The school now had classrooms for kindergarten through fifth grades plus classrooms for music, enrichment, and special education.

The school underwent some interior renovations in 1990, and again in 2002 when more updates were completed. Additionally, the entrance to the school was expanded.

During the 2011-2012 school year, an additional wing was added on the west end to accommodate three more classrooms that house 5th grade and our Core Knowledge classroom. It was in this update the cafeteria kitchen was expanded allowing for a fully updated kitchen to serve the students and staff lunch each day.

Our most recent addition, a safe room/multi-purpose room, was completed in time for the fall 2016 school year. It was built on the northwest side and was funded by the last bond issue. The space is for a storm shelter and will be used for Physical Education and school activities. The multi-purpose room is set up like a gym, although not full-size. It holds six basketball goals, a volleyball court, full score board, two restrooms, office and room to run. Students and staff will love and appreciate this space for years to come!