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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Poteau High School is a public school located in Poteau, OK. It has 639 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
100 Mockingbird Lane
Poteau, OK 74953
Telephone
(918) 647-7716
Website

Poteau High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
91 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,416
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$577
National
$949
Median Home Value
$92,600
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
78%
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 31 responses
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  • Prom
    19%
  • Talent show
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    16%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Homecoming Dances
    10%
  • Basketball Games
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
639
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,238
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$7,366/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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I love how strict our school is on school safety such as assigned parking spots. That way crashes are nonexistent. Cell phones are prohibited during class hours which helps the us focus more on the lesson and not on social media. Last school year our cafeteria food was unbearable and not very fulfilling, this school year we have better portions, more fruit variety, and better quality of food. The teachers her are very hands on and help with whatever problem a student has. As a senior with tons of questions I don’t have to look too far for help. After writing an essay for college or scholarship applications I can go to one of many English teacher to assist me in ways I can make it better.
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My experience at Poteau High School has been a very interesting ride. My schedule was changed twice in 30 minutes! The teachers are very nice and my instructors are focused on helping us learn. Some teachers are wary of me, but they still try their best to help me learn. We also have off-campus lunch which is fantastic!
Poteau High School is definitely one of the better schools in that area, but still has room to grow. Over the years I have spent here, I've noticed things slowly being changed for the better. There are plenty of sports activities to choose from, and the fine arts courses are starting to really shine. Recently, we have received more laptops to use in school, and we now offer a few online classes. Most of the teachers do a good job at helping the students grow, and most students seem ready to learn. I've only noticed a few problems among my peers, but those problems are usually handled.