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Posted 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

Posted 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!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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

Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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 former student

Posted 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.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted 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.
—Submitted by a former student

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 84% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.






Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 77% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.






Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 79% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.






English II

The state average for English II was 88% in 2012.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.






English III

The state average for English III was 92% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.







The state average for Geometry was 87% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.







The state average for Math was 77% in 2009.

250 students were tested at this school in 2009.



The state average for Reading was 75% in 2009.

257 students were tested at this school in 2009.


U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 77% in 2012.

224 students were tested at this school in 2012.






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About the tests

In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 54%
Hispanic 27% 13%
Black 10% 10%
Two or more races 8% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 North Park Ave
Altus, OK 73521
Phone: (580) 481-2640


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