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Tahlequah High School

Public | 9-12 | 1128 students


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Posted May 21, 2010

I must say that I am very disappointed in this school. The school's discipline policy needs to be enforced. If you have a child that skips school, this is not the school for you, look elsewhere. As a parent, I was repeatedly aware as well as the school attendance that our child was skipping class however nobody wanted to do anything as far as discipline. I even called and asked that the child be punished for their actions but they didn't. A parent would like to think that the school would be more intolerant of this behavior, but not this school. The kids fight a lot and even went as far as putting videos on the internet of the fights. This school definitely needs to be reminded that they dealing with MINORS and are responsible for them and quit running the school like a college with too many freedoms.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 8, 2009

I think it's an amazing High School with a wide array of classes. The teachers there are amazing and some of the kindest I've ever met. But they are very short on resources and struggle every day to teach with what little they can afford.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 22, 2009

This school rocks. I don't care what anyone says. This is, without a doubt, the best school this side of the Mississippi.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 14, 2008

I have attended this school for two years and I think that it is one of the best school in Oklahoma. All the teachers are very nice and care about there students. They even give you there cell phone number and tell you to text them if there is problem in class or something!!! So I think this school is amazing.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 25, 2008

I am an alumni and a parent of two kid that have went to Tahlequah schools. We have no sports program, If you know someone or go to church with a coach you will get to play and it has been that way for a long time.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 15, 2008

I am an alumni of this school. And when I went there I hated it. Poor leadership, poor instructors, poor administration. The sports program, well, there isn't one. I am a sophomore in college now, and I had to teach myself how to study because the classes were so easy, I did not have to study in high school. I never cracked a book. It was a horrible experience.

Posted June 29, 2006

This school is by far not one the good schools around the tahlequah area. I reccomend you put your students in a different school. The school itself is ''ok'' but they need to watch the students behavor, grades, and thier actions toward eachother.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 3, 2004

I have 2 kids at this school. I think it is one of the best schools they have gone to. They have gone Tulsa Public Schools, Claremore Public Schools, and I have home schooled them. They have excelled in this school. THS provides a wide variety of classes to meet just about every interest and educational need. There are some policies that I don't agree with but I know they are there for a reason, so don't make a fuss about them. I feel the teachers excellent educators and the staff are great back bones for the teachers and the students. I want to thank all the teachers for all they do for the students and community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 10, 2004

This school is okay, but some of the issues that are extremely important are brushed aside in favor of things like dress codes and sports. I don't feel they do enough to address the drop-out rate and provide enough guidance for kids with personal problems. I guess it's the usual dilemma. The parents of kids that are doing pretty well show up for stuff and the kids that need help, their parents are nowhere to be seen. That's not the school's fault, but it seems to be pretty prevalent at THS.
—Submitted by a parent

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Algebra II

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English III

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

189 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
Native American 51% 16%
White 34% 59%
Hispanic 13% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 9%
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 166%N/A61%
Special education 216%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
  • Jeff Thorne


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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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591 Pendleton Street
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Phone: (918) 458-4150


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