PHS Basics

History of Poteet

Dr. Ralph H. Poteet High School was the fourth high school built in Mesquite ISD opening in 1986. Our campus serves approximately 1,800 students in grades 9 - 12. 

Our Feeder Pattern



Poteet Logo



School Colors

Green and White 

Our Namesake

Dr. Ralph Harris Poteet was born on July 12, 1926, in Desdemona, Texas. He attended public schools in Stephenville, where he excelled in football. He went to Southwestern University in Georgetown on a football scholarship in 1944, but entered the Army after his freshman year. He returned to Southwestern in 1947 as a World War II veteran, and graduated with his Bachelor's degree in 1949. He came to Mesquite ISD as the head football coach at Mesquite High School in 1955. We was appointed business manager in 1960, assistant superintendent in 1961 and named superintendent of schools in 1964.

In 1961, he earned his master's degree from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M Commerce) where he also completed his doctoral degree in 1968.

HB3 Board Goals

HB3 requires school boards to adopt detailed plans developed by their management teams that achieve goals in two key areas:

  1. Early childhood literacy and mathematics (EC-LM ) proficiency
  2. College, career, and military readiness (CCMR)

School boards must review the progress of each plan at least annually at a public meeting. These goals will be posted on the district website for the district level goals and on each campus website for the campus level goals once approved. The Board of Trustees approved these goals at the May 9, 2022, meeting. To view a downloadable, printable document containing these goals, click on the following button.

Mesquite ISD 3rd Grade Reading/Math and CCMR Board Goals

Dr. Ralph H. Poteet High School
3300 Poteet Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150 
(972) 882-5300

Fax numbers
(972) 882-5355

(972) 882-5353
fax number for records

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 am - 4 pm

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 5 pm

Bell Schedule

1st Period: 8:45 - 10:20 am
2nd Period: 10:25 am - 12:05 pm
3rd Period: 12:10 - 2:15 pm

1st Lunch: 12:10 - 12:41
2nd Lunch: 12:41 - 1:12
3rd Lunch: 1:12 - 1:43
4th Lunch: 1:43 - 2:15

4th Period: 2:15 - 3:55 pm


Visiting Our Campus

All visitors are required to provide a valid driver’s license prior to entering any part of the building.

All visitors are required to enter through the front office where the driver’s license will be scanned through the District’s Raptor system.

Thank you for assisting us in our efforts to keep our students safe!

School Health Advisory Council

Title 1 Information

A copy of the Campus Improvement Plan is available for review in the school office upon request.