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Atoka High School

Public | 9-12 | 1 student

 
 

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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 84% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
50%
Algebra II

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Biology I

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
English II

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
English III

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 87% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2009.

92 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2009.

90 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
50%
U.S. History

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
62%
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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
American Indian/Alaska Native 51% 17%
White 41% 54%
Black 5% 10%
Hispanic 2% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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