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

(972) 882-5353
fax number for records

email the campus

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 am - 4 pm

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

2023-24 High School Hours

8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Early release 1:05 pm

Bell Schedule

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!

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.

Our Feeder Pattern

Kimbrough Middle School feed Poteet High School

2023-24 High School Bell Schedule 

Class Period Class Start Class End
1st/5th  8:30 AM 10:10 AM
2nd/6th 10:15 AM  11:55 AM
3rd/7th 12:00 PM 2:15 PM
A lunch 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
B lunch 12:35 PM 1:05 PM
C lunch 1:10 PM 1:40 PM
D lunch 1:45 PM 2:15 PM
4th/8th 2:20 PM 4:00 PM

Pirate Administration

Kelly Long

Kelly Long

Tanya Armstrong

Tanya Armstrong

Assistant Principal, Registrar
Leigh Barajas

Leigh Barajas

Assistant Principal
Samuel Coward

Samuel Coward

Assistant Principal
Misty Rose

Misty Rose

Assistant Principal
Youlanda Sanders

Youlanda Sanders

Assistant Principal




School Colors

Green and White 

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.