2800 Jolly Rd
Okemos, MI 48864
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Okemos High School serves 1,427 students in grades 9-12.
Okemos High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,427 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 20% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Okemos High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Okemos High School's student population of 1,427 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,427 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
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School Rankings

Okemos High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Okemos High School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#77 out of 3120 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
22%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
8%
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Black
7%
18%
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White
58%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Graduation Rate
93%
85%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   3/25/2020
I was well prepared for college by excellent instruction in the Okemos Public Schools. It could not have been better. The first two years of college were mostly subjects I already knew from my High school. OHS 1971.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - MeowDoc
2   3/19/2020
This may be a highly ranked school, but it is only because the students are already very intelligent and pushed hard by their parents. If you are a student who struggles, for whatever reason, they do not put forth much effort to help. This was my experience for Grades 7 - 12. Elementary and 5/6 Middle school are excellent, however, in this regard. Also, hardly any elective courses available.
- Posted by Parent - disappointed
4   3/16/2020
Good school, everything is really hard, normal classes are honors classes. AP classes are seen as normal and if you don't take them you are considered not smart. Fine arts classes are amazing, but the theater department is flawed. School also looks only at the persecution of students and never the student's story, admins always things students are wrong and don't know anything.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - student
5   9/30/2019
Best High school smartest kids.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Aloihe
2   10/2/2006
Instructional time is wasted with things like week-long movie viewing between units. Also, throughout the curriculum, very few writing assignments are required. Administration seeks no input from pupils or parents on whether projects listed in course outlines are actually assigned and graded. Neither faculty nor counseling staff show any interest in or ability to address the obstacles faced by less-than-excellent-pupils. Building Administration lacks any visible role in assuring instructional quality but takes significant credit for overall high success rates in standardized testing.
- Posted by Parent - Harkn

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,427 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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