PROFICIENCY 77% 15% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #1 of 4 in POTEAU
  • Ranked #1 of 4 in Poteau
  • Ranked #452 of 1800 in Oklahoma
Proficiency Averages

Poteau High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "POTEAU" in Poteau, OK. There are a total of 642 students and 36 teachers at Poteau High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 270 free lunch students and 43 reduced lunch students.

Poteau High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 77.0%, which is 15% higher than the Oklahoma average.


Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch270
Reduced lunch43


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment66
Taking some courses40
Taking some courses (not tests)24
Passing some courses11
Passing no courses30

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Poteau High School, there are a total of 66 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 40 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School70-74%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School80-84%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Poteau High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 55.4% 53.8% 51.3% 51.1%
African American 1.6% 1.7% 9.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.1% 0.7% 1.9% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 10.8% 14.6% 14.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 21.0% 23.7% 15.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 9.4% 5.2% 6.7% 3.1%

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Pansy Kidd Middle School73%0.9Poteau, OK
Poteau Upper Es75%1.2Poteau, OK
Shady Point Public School52%5.1Shady Point, OK
Cameron Es52%7.0Cameron, OK
Cameron High School60%7.0Cameron, OK
Howe High School60%7.5Howe, OK
Howe Es61%7.6Howe, OK
Panama Middle School57%7.9Panama, OK
Panama High School75%8.1Panama, OK
Panama Es62%8.4Panama, OK
Wister Es64%8.6Wister, OK
Wister High School70%8.6Wister, OK

Poteau demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2885591
Median age35.836.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%58%55%
Speak English88%90%79%
Speak Spanish11%7%13%

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%
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