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Altus, OK
Students enrolled: 906

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400 North Park Avenue
Altus, OK 73521

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(580) 481-2167
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March 17, 2015
Of the three non-elementary schools, AHS impresses me the most. The main building is all new and is really nice. There are still a few older buildings (Ag, Music, Cafeteria) that need to be updated. Most teachers are okay, but not many that really standout and only a few that shouldn't be teaching. Several sports to choose from and a handful of clubs. I haven't noticed major problems with violence or anything like that during school hours but there are still some kids that drag things down. If your kids are in the Pre-AP, they will be fine. The Music program is awesome. Art drops off a bit here at this level due to lack of variety in classes. The school is scheduled to go to IPads in the next couple years. Traffic is a pain as with all schools in Altus. Things have seems to improve year to year here over the last five years, but it's a slow process. I don't like the somewhat forced class selection base on grade and the counseling needs to prep for college falls a bit short, it's DIY for best results.

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February 20, 2013
This school does not prepare kids for college at all. A majority of the teachers here do not want to be there, granted there were some good ones that actually tried to push me academically. I was a Air Force transplant from Texas, the administration initially wanted to put me back a grade (I believe because they thought the Texas schools were worse than Oklahoma's) but within a month the good teachers were telling the administration to move me up a grade, which I should have done. The school itself is old, it made me sick due to the amount of mold in the building and I was never sick before going to this school. Now they did just build a new building, but the old one is still in use as far as I know. I will say that aside from the bad teachers my principal was a good one and from what I have heard the counselors and new principals are just as good still. If the school had harder classes that prepared kids that want to go to college I would have given this school 4 stars, but the old building and lack of motivated teachers hurts this school.

- submitted by a student

May 25, 2011
I have a son who is a freshman at AHS. I am very pleased with the teachers and administrators. When my son was being bullied, the teachers and admin were very much involved in making sure the problem was immediately corrected. I am delaying my move from the Altus area so my son can continue this great school. Great job, AHS Bulldogs!!

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October 27, 2007
I am a former student of Altus High. On another note, the teachers there are amazing. They teach and critique in the best ways possible. I am happy to be known as a previous Altus High School student. I hope that in the future Altus HIgh will continue to mold the minds of our youth. Thank you for being a part of my youth!

- submitted by a student

October 26, 2007
I am myself a former graduate of Altus High School and now have children in the School. I am very impressed with the instruction at this school. I feel that the teachers have the students best interests at heart and try to reach each and every one of them. My only reservation is that many times students come out of the high school without study skills to help them in college. Way to go Altus High!

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March 16, 2006
I recently moved but I loved this school. There was a bullying and drug problem but the administration does their best to take care of this. The school has a great learning atmosphere and I made friends that can never be forgotten. The school is clicky but friends are very easy to come by. -Matthew

- submitted by a student

August 21, 2004
I went to school here and ever since graduating I have missed the atmosphere alot. Everyone there, with the exception of few, made me feel like they really cared what I did with my life and tried to take an active roll in my life... This school constantly turns out great people with good heads on their shoulders and great athletes to represent our home town with distinction. I am proud to be alumni of altus high school and would gladly recomend it to parents of high school aged kids.

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August 22, 2003
Overall it was a great school. More often than not the teachers were very helpful. They have something called Encore that you could come in and get extra help if you needed it.

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Altus High School
400 North Park Avenue, Altus, OK  73521
(580) 481-2167
Last modified Altus High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Altus High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top