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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
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Poteet High School is an above average, public school located in Mesquite, TX. It has 1,814 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
3300 Poteet Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150
Telephone
(972) 882-5300

Poteet High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1080
169 responses
Average ACT
23
38 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,804
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$977
National
$949
Median Home Value
$112,400
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
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    28%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Rivalry game nights
    18%
  • Spirit week
    11%
  • Band Competitions
    6%
  • Do not participate in any
    5%
  • Pep-Rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,814
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,866
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,258/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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Poteet High School Reviews

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Poteet is a very school spirit driven campus! Activities are centered around our football and marching band, which make everyone look forward to before school pep rallies and Friday night games. A lot of recognition is placed on AP classes and the school provides many oppportunities for students to have fun while increasing their knowledge.
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I loved that even though this highschool did not have a JROTC building on campus they partnered with Pleasanton Highschool, which had both buildings and teachers for JROTC, used their program along side Jourdanton High School to make their own class with just Poteet students and Jourdanton students. They were offered the same academics and teams to join as the Pleasanton students; however, though they were offered few roles in leadership among the whole Eagle Battalion, those students were motivated to take and leadership roles they could and grab it by the horns!
I love being in the band program because of how much effort and dedication everyone puts into it, students and teachers. Although that program is great, many of the other fine arts are underfunded and suffer from that. A lot of the money that Poteet receives goes into our sports teams, but they still are not great. The administrators are decent except for one that is not great at delegating issues and sometimes resolves in unfair treatment of students. The lunch is always awful and occasionally has mold or maggots in some items. That is definitely where it lacks. I love the amount of diversity in Poteet because it is very representative of the real world where as some schools have a very distinct majority. Poteet is also very inclusive where there students and always fair treatment, no matter the race, religion, and other factors.