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Altus, OK
Students enrolled: 515
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1600 South Park Lane
Altus, OK 73521

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(580) 481-2173
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March 17, 2015
AJH cracks down on kids a lot which is nice, so you don't have to worry too much about fights and things like that during school hours. There are a some really good teachers here, but mostly just average. The electives seem to have shrunk as there is no speech/drama anymore. PE is a waste of time, they don't even change clothes. The music program is good and there are plenty of sports options to choose from The academic team has taken the state championship the last three years. Make sure your kids are in the AP/college prep/advanced version of the classes and they should be fine. The Art program was also exceptional the last two years. Location could be out of the way since it is on the Southside of town which is not so good. Buses have been problematic for us.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2015
I Think its an OK School...Still need some improvements specially with some of the rules they have(ridiculous), there are some teachers that really want to help kids to learn, but there are others that are only for the check, need help in the cafeteria they have bad attitude and manners examples to the students, but for the rest is ok ;)

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2010
If you are smart you will not allow your children to attend altus junior high. They are a viscious bunch of people. Your child is in harms way by attending this school, not only from the students who don't think twice about hitting your child,but also from the staff who work there,from the principle on down to the people who work behind the desk in the front office. They stick their noses in your childs personal business as to what they do off school property and on the weekend, it is none of the schools business what your child does off of school property. The disipline is not fair and consistanat. If you don't have the right last name your child will be targeted by the school and they won't stop until they have your child expelled. Don't even get me started on the sorry excuse of a board of education.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2009
I go to Altus Junior High. I am a straight A 8th grade student, cheerleader, in yearbook, and apart of the student council. I love AJH, It's the best school I've been to. A lot of parents on here say the education is all that great, well I disagree. Oklahoma is a Title 1 state so what's the problem? It's lower than most states so the work is extra easy. The teachers are excellent, too. One word: Easy. There are many clubs, too. But, one thing I agree with is the discipline is weird! Say you get into a fight or steal something and then someone else is caught talking in class. More than likely the person caught talking will get just as much, or more punishment. One more thing, I agree we shouldn't have our phones out during class, but what's with not being able have untill 3:30?! Overall: Great!

- submitted by a student

May 22, 2006
ALtus Junior High School is the best school my child has ever been because the students learn alot of things and the teachers are just so great so Altus Junior High stay as good as possible!

- submitted by a student

April 07, 2006
As a parent that has put two children through this school, I see a lack of quality leadership from the principal down. There is an inconsistency in discipline. The leaders aren't even aware of their own rules and enforce what they think should be the rules, much to the frustration and rebellion of the kids. Children need to feel like they are in a good environment for learning, and it is sadly not that way at this school. Too many overbearing, oppressing rules make the kids feel like they are in prison, in stead of at school. Modification is necessary, then a decrease in fights may be the result, as well as happier kids.

- submitted by a parent

November 16, 2005
Scholastics at this schools seems to be very good. However, the school does not provide the sense of safety. As has been stated previously, there are too many fights. My child cannot learn in an environment where they fell threatened. School sports rules are harder on the student than a student who fights. If I am late in picking up my child (more than 10 mins) my child is punished. If this happens three times, my child is removed from the program. What happens if a child starts a fight? Especially those children who start fights routinely.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2005
The clubs in this school are very limited. As the other parent has mentioned there has been a numerous number of fights going on. I believe the assistant principal acts like she is the principal. Thier absences policy is outrageous if you miss 10 days you fail.

- submitted by a student

June 05, 2004
My child attended this school for 2 years. Over the 2 years I have lost count of the numerous fights and goings on he has witnessed. I think the staff is dealing with so many deliquent kids they become overwhelmed. My child did have a very good educational experience which is very important , but they also should feel safe when at school and I sometimes felt that he did not get this feeling. Once again the staff was great, as far at the other, this goes back to the parents at home and their involvement with their child.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2003
This school has great potential but the leadership does not communicate well and their is not a continuity of equal discipline for equal infractions in the system. However, the community involvement in school activities is tremendous. Access to the teachers is also very good.

- submitted by a parent

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Altus Junior High School
1600 South Park Lane, Altus, OK  73521
(580) 481-2173
Last modified Altus Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Altus Junior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top