Poteau school information

Average Test Scores75%67%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:122:116:1
Total public schools41,34679,221
Total private schools115924,874
Total post-secondary schools31787,963
The Poteau, OK educational system consists of 4 public schools, 1 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Poteau public schools have average test scores of 75% which is 11% higher than than the Oklahoma average and 52% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Poteau public schools is 17:1, compared to 22:1 in Oklahoma and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.9% have completed high school, 18.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Poteau are 52% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Poteau.
  • 78.5% of people in Poteau have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.9% of people in Poteau have completed high school.
  • 18.0% of people in Poteau have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Poteau

Completed 8th grade78.5%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school75.9%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college45.6%55.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.2%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.0%24.5%30.3%
Completed masters6.1%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%2.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Poteau (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pocola, OK4,04571%44%
Spiro, OK2,74070%43%
Heavener, OK3,37969%40%
Wister, OK1,02567%36%
Panama, OK1,24165%31%
Poteau, OK8,68775%52%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Scott, LA8,68767%36%
New Richmond, WI8,68762%26%
Hillview, KY8,68855%12%
Independent Hill, VA8,68474%49%
Cortez, CO8,68322%55%
Poteau, OK8,68775%52%
Source: The Poteau, OK education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.