Okemos High School

  • Okemos High School serves 1,295 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Okemos High School's student population of 1,295 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,295 students
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Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Okemos High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Okemos High School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#82 out of 3,159 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Okemos High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Okemos High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Okemos High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 1999-00 school year data.
Asian
19%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Okemos High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
5%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Okemos High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
8%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Okemos High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
64%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Okemos High School and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Okemos High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.550.53
This chart display the diversity score of Okemos High School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
94%
85%
This chart display graduation rate of Okemos High School and public school graduation rate of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Okemos High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Okemos High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOkemos Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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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.
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