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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  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 1,791 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

Poteet High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1090
240 responses
Average ACT
23
54 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$56,074
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,065
National
$949
Median Home Value
$129,100
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    26%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Rivalry game nights
    16%
  • Spirit week
    11%
  • Band Competitions
    7%
  • Pep-Rallies
    7%
  • Do not participate in any
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,791
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,680
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 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
$12,025/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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I absolutely love my highschool! I was really involved in the band, and I love how much the musical inclined students are accepted. PHS is all about respect, honor, and pride. This is executed not only in the class rooms, but on the fields, and courts as well. Most importantly, respect, honor, pride is seen in students even after they graduate. It’s a life long lesson that keeps giving to alumni, and students alike.
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I love the experience I have had as a high school student at Poteet High School. This high school has helped me developed my leadership skills. It has opened plenty of opportunities by having so many organizations that all students can participate in. The school is a family based environment. No matter how hard things get someone is always there to help you. The school pride that continues throughout the year in order to keeps us students ready for such things as exams,competitions, or just our everyday life as a high school student. We all come together to support each other. All staff members are open to hear our opinions on different things such as lessons,events and other things that can make high school exciting. With all these things making Poteet a great high school they have honestly created the best 4 years for every high school students.
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.