Altus High School

400 North Park Ave,

Altus, OK, 73521-4000

Tel: (580)481-2640
Grades: 9-12

1,016 students

Altus High School serves 1,016 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the OK average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Altus High School operates within the Altus School District.
The school district's 73% graduation rate is lower than the OK state average of 83%.

Overview

The student population of 1016 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,016 students
Altus High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Altus High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Altus High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.92. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (OK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Altus High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
16%
Altus High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
1%
2%
Altus High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
26%
13%
Altus High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
9%
11%
Altus High School Black (1988-2012)
White
51%
53%
Altus High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Altus High School Sch Ethnicity Altus High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.66 0.92
Altus High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
38%
52%
Altus High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
10%
Altus High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,156 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 73% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Altus School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
2
Number of Students Managed 4,156 418
Altus School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 73% 83%
Altus School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $32 MM n/a
Altus School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $31 MM n/a
Altus School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,947 $0
Altus School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,733 $0
Altus School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, OK Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Navajo High School (8.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Altus Intermediate School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Will Rogers Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Altus Will Rogers Elementary School
    1100 North Forrest
    Altus , OK , 73521
    (580)481-2152
    0.6  mi  |  315  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Altus Altus Intermediate School
    1221 North Howse
    Altus , OK , 73521
    (580)481-2155
    0.7  mi  |  531  students  |  Gr.  5-6
  • Altus Washington Elementary School
    311 East Cypress
    Altus , OK , 73521
    (580)481-2133
    0.7  mi  |  376  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Altus Roosevelt Elementary School
    1200 Glenda
    Altus , OK , 73521
    (580)481-2185
    1.1  mi  |  310  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Altus Altus Junior High School
    1600 South Park Ln
    Altus , OK , 73521
    (580)481-2273
    1.2  mi  |  538  students  |  Gr.  7-8

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Communicating early and often with your child’s teacher is an important aspect of ensuring your child has the best possible education. Yet, sometimes parent-teacher conferences can be stressful for a variety of factors. In this article we provide a how-to guide for making the most out of your parent-teacher conference experience.
The Parents’ Guide to Common Core
The Common Core State Standards were developed as a means to prepare K-12 students for success in college or the workforce upon graduation from high school. Since their inception, they have been adopted by 43 states. While much support has been given for the standards, many criticisms have emerged as well.
White Students are Now the Minority in U.S. Public Schools
Increasing birth rates among immigrant families from Asia and Central and South America, combined with lower birth rates among white families, means that for the first time in history, public school students in the United States are majority-minority. This shift in demographics poses difficulties for schools as they work to accommodate children of varying language abilities and socio-economic backgrounds.
Did You Know?
Altus, OK public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.15, which is lower than the Oklahoma average of 0.51. The most diverse school in Altus is Altus Junior High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Oklahoma or national school diversity statistics.