B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
400 North Park Avenue
Altus, OK 73521
Telephone
(580) 481-2167
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Altus High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
94 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Football games, assemblies
    28%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Blue Crew
    19%
  • All school production
    13%
  • The Alma mater
    13%
  • Art events
    3%
  • Tennis
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
890
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$7,806/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Overall, attending AHS was really good for my college applications. It's incredibly easy to become involved, whether it be sports, clubs, or music. However, while it's good for college applications, it's not good for actually learning. For those of us that put in hard work, it's frustrating to see others surpass you in class ranking because the selectivity with which they select their schedules. Also, for many, hard work come second to grades. Considering diversity, on the surface everything seems fine, but the student body has problems with microagressions.
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Some teachers are excellent at caring for their students and help struggling students. These teachers are usually consistent in grading practices and have respect for student ideas. This can be easily determined by their leadership and control of their classrooms. These teachers are very knowledgeable and, where available, they incorporate technology into the classrooms. Unfortunately there are more teachers who seem to be there to receive a paycheck and do not want to be in contact with students outside the classroom. If a student does not understand directions or requirements for an assignment, they must rely on outside assistance. My own personal experience has been fortunate to include many of the former teachers with just a few of the later. Having a 3.8 to 4.0 GPA for many years, I have been able to succeed with both.
My high school experience has been a good one. There are many activities and clubs and things to be a part of. Because I live in a smaller town, we have a good sense of community in my school. Everybody knows everybody. We all come together to support each other and cheer each other on at sporting events. Most of the teachers are very passionate about their subject and try their best to help us succeed. We could use a better budget for teacher pay and AP courses. We are short on teachers and classes for the upper classmen to take.