6900 S Byers Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73149
Kindergarten through 6th.
School Mascot: Cardinals
Established in 1952
Named for: President Rutherford B. Hayes
Rutherford Birchard Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio on October 4, 1822. He attended Kenyon College and Harvard Law School and was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1845. In 1852, he married Lucy Ware Webb.
He was an officer in the Union Army throughout the Civil War and returned home to enter politics. He served s a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio and was elected governor of that state three times.
In l876, Hayes ran for President against Samuel Jones Tilden. Neither of the candidates gained enough electoral votes, so the election was referred to a special commission. They settled in favor of Hayes, who served as President until l881.
Although his presidency was undistinguished, Hayes busied himself in his retirement with the welfare of Civil War veterans, with prison reform and with the cause of education for African Americans. He died on January 17, 1893.
Education – K-12