Olympia High School

1302 North St Se
Olympia, WA 98501
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Olympia High School serves 1,836 students in grades 9-12.
Olympia High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Olympia High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Olympia High School's student population of 1,836 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,836 students
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Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
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School Comparison

Olympia High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Olympia High School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#91 out of 2039 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
10%
8%
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Hispanic
8%
23%
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Black
2%
4%
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White
70%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
10%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.490.64
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Graduation Rate
95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOlympia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Olympia High School is Avanti High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Washington Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pioneer Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Olympia Pioneer Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 487 students
    0.3 miles
    1655 Carlyon Ave Se
    Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 596-6500
    0.3 PK-5 487
  • Olympia Washington Middle School Math: 75% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 804 students
    0.5 miles
    3100 Cain Rd Se
    Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 596-3000
    0.5 6-8 804
  • Olympia Centennial Elementary Olympia Math: 77% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 528 students
    1.2 miles
    2637 45th Ave Se
    Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 596-8300
    1.2 PK-5 528
  • Olympia Lincoln Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 278 students
    1.2 miles
    213 21st Ave Se
    Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 596-6400
    1.2 K-5 278
  • Olympia Mckenny Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 376 students
    1.2 miles
    3250 Morse Merryman Rd Se
    Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 596-8400
    1.2 PK-5 376

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