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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Altus High School is a public school located in Altus, OK. It has 869 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

Altus High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
1170
9 responses
Average ACT
24
173 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$42,035
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$727
National
$949
Median Home Value
$99,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Football games, assemblies
    25%
  • Blue Crew
    18%
  • All school production
    15%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • The Alma mater
    10%
  • Wrestling duals
    3%
  • Art events
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
869
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,165
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$7,477/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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My experience has been great. I love all the opportunities AHS has to offer. There are a variety of classes, arts, music, sports, clubs and much more activities. The staff and teachers are great too! Everyone really makes it feel like a big family. Once a bulldog, always a bulldog:) Only thing I would change is more payment to teachers and staff, as well as smaller classes and more school funding.
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The best part of Altus High is definitely the community that you build. Almost all teachers and other staff are very friendly and supportive, and events such as dances and games help to bring kids together. There's a large variety of sports and extracurriculars (especially if you like music); there seems to be a club for everyone. Unfortunately, the school is terribly underfunded. This leads to a lack of resources, overcrowded classes, and awful teacher pay. The academics are okay. There are some AP classes and other opportunities for advanced students as well as resources such as free tutoring.
I enjoy doing concurrent enrollment at the nearby college, and prom always looks very good. They have somewhat good availability for resources, and they try. However, I feel as the school itself remains somewhat organized and they only offer Spanish as a foreign language. The teachers are also pretty good. The school suffers a lot due to their un-organization, and it would greatly improve if they could communicate better, with students, teachers, and faculty not talking it creates a system where at some points no one knows what's going on. Announcements are not enough.