Okemos High School

2800 Jolly Rd
Okemos, MI 48864
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3.60 5 1 (5 reviews)
Okemos High School serves 1,354 students in grades 9-12.
Okemos High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤1% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Okemos High School's student population of 1,354 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,354 students
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Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
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School Comparison

Okemos High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Okemos High School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#3001 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤1%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤1%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
20%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
8%
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Black
7%
18%
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White
63%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.560.52
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Graduation Rate
96%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOkemos School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Okemos High School is Nextech High School Of Lansing (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Chippewa Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bennett Woods Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Okemos Bennett Woods Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-4 | 412 students
    1.1 miles
    2650 Bennett Rd
    Okemos, MI 48864
    (517) 706-5100
    1.1 PK-4 412
  • Okemos Nextech High School Of Lansing Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 220 students
    1.4 miles
    2175 University Park Drive
    Okemos, MI 48864
    (517) 347-7793
    1.4 9-12 220
  • Okemos Chippewa Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 7-8 | 701 students
    1.5 miles
    4000 Okemos Rd
    Okemos, MI 48864
    (517) 706-4800
    1.5 7-8 701
  • Okemos Great Lakes Cyber Academy Charter School
    Math: 9% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 1,017 student
    1.5 miles
    2140 University Park Dr Ste 27
    Okemos, MI 48864
    (517) 381-5062
    1.5 6-12 1,017
  • Okemos Hiawatha Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-4 | 500 students
    1.8 miles
    1900 Jolly Rd
    Okemos, MI 48864
    (517) 706-4500
    1.8 K-4 500

School Reviews

  3.60 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
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.
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2  
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.
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4  
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.
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5  
Best High school smartest kids.
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2  
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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