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Atoka High School

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Posted November 30, 2007

Atoka has so much to offer students compared to other schools around us. Teachers do a great job preparing students for college. They just built a brand new cafetorium with state of the art everything!It will be wonderful to see plays, choir and band concerts. There is a diverse student body with tons of extra activities to do after school! Can't wait to see what they do next!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 1, 2007

The English teachers do a wonderful job of preparing their students for college. Sports are limited due to the size of the campus. Music and art is also limited and not encouraged. Parent involvement is at a minimum, but that is the parent's fault and not the schools. This is an unfortunate epidemic all public school systems are having.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 9, 2007

I was amazed at how well run the Atoka schools are. They have a top notch superintendent whose financial management has been exemplary and has kept all staff employed even in hard times. The high school has terrific principal and staff. This is extraordinary for a town this size. The only way a student could not get a quality education in Atoka is for him/her to not even try. My student didn't have to take any zero level courses during the first year of college. I applaude Atoka schools. Keep up the good work!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 18, 2007

The major problem with the system is administrative.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 24, 2006

I think the school is great. The only problem with it is parents lack of being involved. Things like sports Atoka dont do well because one- parents dont get there kids motivated two- the school dont get there kids motivated. The football team is far undermined. There is all kinds of programs for kids after the seasons over. The football team works out all year long. Most players go do other things that dont help. A good example of parents failure to motivate there kids.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 22, 2005

What's wrong with Atoka High School? Well, let's start with the teachers: apart from a few, the quality of the teacher's is rather low. From bad teaching methods and inadequate tutoring, its not surprising that many students fall behind. Then, what about the extracurricular activities available? If you want to raise pigs or show some kind of livestock, you'll fit right in the FFA. Or if you want to play any kind of ball, they have plenty of that (but they're not very good I might add). But as for the 75% of the school that doesn't do sports, the chances of them finding something extracurricular are slim to none. Apart from Mock Trial and Academic Bowl (really one of the few teams that excell) there's not much else. I guess it comes with living in a poor ranching town.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 19, 2005

While there are a few teachers that rate high with me, there are several that fall short. This may be caused by the shortage of teachers, resulting in anyone getting the job. It is unfortunate, and one reason Principal Leadership is a three. Who was the principal again? He would make appearances at assemblies. You might have heard his voice over the intercom. He obviously is not very involved with the students. Extracurricular activities are great at the school, if you play major sports. Track lacks equipment. You stop learning anything in visual art after the 2nd year, causing boredom. Parent involvement is good when it comes to the prodigies. I'd say 75% of the parents are not even involved with their children at home on any level. Nothing great or bad about safety/discipline.
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Algebra II

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English III

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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About the tests

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 46% 59%
Native American 45% 16%
Black 4% 9%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 174%N/A61%
Special education 227%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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700 South Greathouse Dr
Atoka, OK 74525
Phone: (918) 889-3361


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