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Altus High School

Public | 9-12 | 906 students

 

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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 87% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
64%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 81% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
72%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
English II

The state average for English II was 91% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
English III

The state average for English III was 96% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 81% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
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In 2012-2013 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 58% 59%
Hispanic 29% 14%
Black 8% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American 2% 16%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 147%N/A61%
Special education 211%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mark Haught

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400 North Park Avenue
Altus, OK 73521
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Phone: (580) 481-2167

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