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About This School

Olathe North Senior High School is a public high school in Olathe. 1,989 students attend Olathe North Senior High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 40% of the 1,989 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Olathe North Senior High School is 12:1. School for Deaf High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 77%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 19% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 21%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I have visited Olathe North as a Special Education substitute. Although I have only worked with a handful of teachers the ones I have observed are some of the best I have ever seen. The teachers at ON are very competent in their subjects and know how to explain things clearly to their students. They also have great rapport and go out of their way to meet students' needs. The kids at ON are diverse and this is a bonus. These kids work together with each other despite their differences. They all seem comfortable at the school and in the classroom.

  • (1 year ago)

    Very few schools can say the same things that North can in terms of outstanding teachers great community involvement and support and a safe and comfortable feel within the hallways. I would like to say that North may have a reputation and does have quite a bit more diversity but hey thats the real world for ya. Speaking from a students point of view i would like to tell future students and parents to get involved and join something like one of our extreamly great programs like sports med which I am apart of and love it and all the teachers in the department but also join other things like clubs or sports teams because North always has a place for each student so go out and find where you could fit into a great learning institution.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended Olathe North and loved it. It has an undeserved reputation as compared to the "richer" schools in the Olathe school district but anyone with first-hand experience knows the reality. Olathe North's has character and its diversity only adds to that. The atmosphere and sense of community is in a class of its own you truly can tell that it is special. The teachers are excellent. It is an unfortunate fact that can be said about any school that not all teachers are up to par but I can honestly say that I never had a teacher by whom I felt short-changed on my education. I can also honestly say that almost all of the teachers I had did go above and beyond. They were passionate about what they taught and about helping their students to succeed. I was constantly challenged by them and given the tools necessary to succeed. The administration teachers staff students and parents are proud of the school and everyone is involved and does their part to see that it flourishes. I would not change my high school experience for anything. I feel that my education was first-rate and that I was well-prepared for life after high school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Undoubtably the best school in Olathe....great teacher amazing programs. What more could you ask for in a school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to Olathe North and absolutely loved it. The atmosphere was friendly and encouraging. The diversity among the students was great. I really felt like I got to know a lot of different kinds of people and was able to connect well with the teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a current student at Olathe North and all I can say is its reputation doesn't fit the school. The atmosphere is amazing! You can walk into Olathe North and realize that there is something different about it. There is unity within diversity and a unity between teachers and students. Unlike the other Olathe schools North allows students to be around ALL types of people. It also has amazing teachers! They all really want to be there and help students prosper. All the teachers are personable and caring and I know that I sincerely care for all of mine. There are issues just like any high school has but the way that they are taken care of between the administrations teachers and students are phenomenal. This is a very good school for any student that wants an amazing education and the true high school experience.

  • (3 years ago)

    Olathe North is an excellent school for my son who is in the Distinquished Scholars program for math an athlete a straight A student and an all around good person. He loves North and is very proud of his school. The teachers are excellent and go the extra mile to teach kids the curriculum and life values to prepare them for post-graduation. The parents are very energetic about supporting the school and many attended North themselves as students. The administration is very visible to students and parents and are building a relationship that allows you to feel a connection to them. We are happy with our choice to send our son to Olathe North.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is a wonderful and diverse high school. More than the normal high school curriculum is learned here.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son transferred to Olathe North to attend the Culinary program. This has been the BEST school in the district. The staff is wonderful and really cares about their students. My son also has Learning Disablilities and the resource teacher is great about making sure his teachers are following his IEP. My son doesn't feel like he is being judged here or bullied he fits in and loves the diversity! Amazing school that I highly recommend!

  • (4 years ago)

    ON has overcome real and perceived disadvantages to deliver my kids a top-notch education. My children are now at Iowa State and Michigan State and hovering near the tops of their respective clasess. That speaks to the outstanding preparation they got at ON.

  • (4 years ago)

    Olathe North has helped my child get a better view of the world with its diversity. It has also got my child ready for college with its Sports and Medicine program. But the best part of the school is how many choices all the students have. From the most 21st century programs in the district to all the clubs. My child was prepared for the real world more than he would have been if he would've been kept at Blue Valley West. I always felt that my child was in a safe learning environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son attended ON as a sophomore this year. It was a great experience for him and he is happy to be an ON student. He transferred in from another Olathe high school for one of the 21st Century Programs. The teachers seem great and my son is learning what real life is about because of the diversity of the students. Not all Olathe high schools have such diversity and seem sheltered from the real world.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the hog of Olathe's 21st century programs. They have taken all the 21st century programs like the Biotechnology from Olathe East and the E-communications from Olathe Northwest. Along with comming out with a new science program. Olathe North has eight programs and other schools have one if not just two. With Olathe North having too many programs the hallways are too over crowded.

  • (5 years ago)

    Olathe North is a great school. It provides many opportunities for students. We are looked at as the ghetto school in Olathe but the fact is we are definantly not. We have great diversity and great tradition. Anyone who is priveledged enough to go here should be proud of North.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a wonderful high school. The teachers really care about their students and have a high level of involvement. Parent involvement is also very high. There are plenty of clubs sports and other extracurricular activities for students to be involved with and all are highly recommended

  • (8 years ago)

    I Loved this school. he staff at that time was very attuned to the fact that they were dealing with teenagers. There was a mutual respect between students and educators. I would not have wanted to go any other place... The extra activites that are available to the kids is phenomenal.

  • (8 years ago)

    Anyone can complain about ONHS all they want. Having been to three high schools this was the best school I ever went to. Teachers were fantastic and actually spent time outside of class working with students. Classes involved lots of participation and unless something has changed in the past 5 years it is a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think the student body at this school is pathetic. They are many cliques and social groups and its horrible at the school. Many students dont even care to be there and that would be why there are over 500 hundred kids with at least one F and that is why people are skipping school so much. There is a lot of room for improvement at this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am currently a student at Olathe North. In 2006 I'll be a junior. The staff is outstanding for any school ive been a part of however the student body as some one has already said is horribly pathetic. I say it's a place for rough kids attempting to recieve a good education from a great staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    People don't try anymore Our student body is pathetic.

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