"I'm almost in tears and I looked at my husband and we both was just like, if they do close, we're gonna home school," Kim Street said.
Former Chouteau student Christy Dotson sends three children here.
"I thought, 'What are they thinking?'" Dotson said. "With our test scores and the overall excellence of this school, in my mind, I just could not comprehend the reasoning there."
Parents say they love the school. It's at more than 90 percent capacity, it's award-winning, and its test scores are some of the best in the district.
So why is Chouteau slated to be closed under two of the three proposals? One of the reasons may be that it has fewer than 300 students.
"We love Chouteau. We love the family atmosphere. We love the fact that it's small," Toshia Wilson said.
Like many other school families, Chouteau parents are rallying around their school. The superintendent was on hand to hear their concerns. He says district leaders are still crafting a final decision.
"It will not be "A" in its entirety, "B" in its entirety, or "C" in its entirety, it will be a mix. Because that's why we're out here today is to get input and that's legitimately what we're after," Dr. Keith Ballard, Superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, said.
These parents just hope their input will be considered.
"I think they have to look at the good work that's being done here at Chouteau," Kory Street said. "There's a reason everybody tries to get their kids here and I just hate to see that destroyed."
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