Oologah is a town in Rogers County, Oklahoma, United States. Renowned humorist Will Rogers was born on a ranch two miles east of Oologah, though he usually claimed Claremoreas his birthplace, "because nobody but an Indian can pronounce 'Oologah.'"There has been disagreement about the proper spelling for the town name. The official spelling is now Oologah. It was often spelled Oolagah before statehood, and this spelling appears on some old buildings.
Location of Oologah, Oklahoma
Oologah-Talala Public Schools has a 4A sized high school with excellent facilities. The Oologah Lower Elementary is an "Oklahoma A+" school, recognized as being one of seventeen schools statewide chosen for the prestigious honor.
The Oologah-Talala High School athletic program has gained the school notoriety. In the 1990s Oologah had the most successful class 3A football program in the state; an era that featured the Mustangs as class 3A State Champions in 1997 & 1998 and two class 3A state runner-up finishes.
In March 2010, an outbreak of bacterial meningitis killed two students at Oologah-Talala Lower Elementary School.