Olive Branch High School

  • Olive Branch High School serves 1,132 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 54% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 31%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 58% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 33%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Olive Branch High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 55%.
  • Olive Branch High School operates within the Desoto County School District.
  • Desoto County School District's 89% graduation rate is higher than the Mississippi state average of 83%.

Top Placements

Olive Branch High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • Olive Branch High School's student population of 1132 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,132 students
Olive Branch High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Olive Branch High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Olive Branch High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeOlive Branch High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Olive Branch High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 840 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Olive Branch High School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
31%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
33%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Olive Branch High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
1%
1%
Olive Branch High School Asian Students (2003-2016)
Hispanic
6%
3%
Olive Branch High School Black Students (2000-2016)
Black
39%
49%
Olive Branch High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
53%
45%
Olive Branch High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
1%
1%
Olive Branch High School Two Or More Races Students (2014-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsOlive Branch High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.570.31
Olive Branch High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
92%
83%
Olive Branch High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
69%
Olive Branch High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
Olive Branch High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Olive Branch High School is Desoto County School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 146 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Desoto County School District's student population of 33,140 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 85% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $7,581 in this district is less than the state average of $10,065. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $7,772 is less than the state average of $10,094. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameDesoto County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    41
    5
    Number of Students Managed33,1402,008
    Desoto County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    31%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    43%
    33%
    District Graduation Rate
    89%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$248 MM$20 MM
    District Spending$255 MM$20 MM
    District Revenue / Student$7,581$10,065
    District Spending / Student$7,772$10,094
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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