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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
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
McAlester High School is an above average, public school located in Mcalester, OK. It has 865 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
1 Buffalo Drive
Mcalester, OK 74501
Telephone
(918) 423-4776
Website

McAlester High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
69%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
144 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,123
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$711
National
$949
Median Home Value
$102,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Pep Assemblys
    50%
  • Football Games
    42%
  • Band competitions
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
865
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,433
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$8,084/ year
National
$12,239
80%
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
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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In 2012 I started my freshman year at Mcalester high school. As a fifteen year old; I was excited yet very nervous about a new school. There were two classes in particular that made me feel "powerful" both classes had freshman threw seniors in them. Band and Yearbook. In band I played the trombone. I wasn't very good at all but my instructors never made me feel less. Yearbook was a laidback class. Nothing was actually a individual grade it was about team work. Yearbook class made me put my self out in the real world and talk to people I live around. Inside these two classes I gained confidence when speaking, self love, and a bit of sass. because of the classes Mcalester high school offered I accepted myself and I found my voice.
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I loved being in Band and getting to know many of the other students and form bonds as well and their honors program is amazing. They have great teachers and the students are equally viewed by most teachers. If I could change one thing, I would change the lack of communication between the main office and the students which has been enhanced by the student council but needs more improvement.
To be honest, Mcalester High School brought me so many great memories and led me to meet many great people. The thing I appreciate the most are all of the life lessons it taught me, the good and the bad. I would love to see the environment itself to change. The students aren’t very open and welcoming to people who think more creatively. Everyone deserves to feel important.