School Details

Olive Branch High School

9366 East Sandidge Rd, Olive Branch, MS 38654
(662) 893-3344

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1185 students 18 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Desoto County School District average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Desoto County School District average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Olive Branch High School is a public high school in Olive Branch. 1,185 children attend Olive Branch High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 40% of the 1,185 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Olive Branch High School is 18:1. Southwind High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 64%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 29%
Asian 0.9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    There are very few good teachers at this school. The new teachers are clueless and the administration is in denial about their lack of teaching ability. Administration was told to hire first year teachers because it saves the district money. My daughter has an English teacher who does not speak correct English! She gives a bunch of easy grades but when it comes to the practice test for the "state test." hardly any of them pass it. The teacher does not know how to teach what is on it. When you try to discuss this with administration they just tell you what supposed qualifications the teacher has and let you know there is nothing you can do about it. If you can afford a private school send your child there!

  • (4 years ago)

    Why do we need a principle or an assistant principle? The teachers make the decisions in this school. This school does not like parent involvement except where the almighty dollar comes in.

  • (4 years ago)

    Olive Branch High is a great high school to attend. I love there teachers and Mr B. is awesome. You couldnt ask for a better school too attend if you ask me. I feel 100% safe and I learn something new everyday. Also to the parent who judges all the teachers and acts like they are in all the classes really! You cant judge something if you've never been in it shoes.

  • (5 years ago)

    Graduated from Olive Branch High School....wonderful school teachers and staff. Many good memories!

  • (5 years ago)

    The Olive Branch school district is the perfect blend of cirriculum and relationships. Everyone there is so concerned about the education of the students as well as the importance of the 'Experience'.

  • (5 years ago)

    I loved this school when I went there and now my son is going there and they still have the same wonderful values. The care for thier students and they make sure all of their students get the education they deserve.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of three boys who have graduated from Olive Branch High School. I totally disagree with the parent who says the school does not prepare students for a four year university. One of my boys was a nationa merit scholar and scored a 35 on his ACT as well as being a finalist in the United States Presidential Scholars Program another was offered full ride scholarships to GA Tech and several other colleges my youngest son was offered scholarship to several schools around the state. Olive Branch High School is a good school with good teachers. None of that happens unless you have great schools and high levels of parent involvement

  • (5 years ago)

    As being a student of Olive Branch High School I am gladly to be part of this program; in every aspect the school provides many opportunities to the students academically and disciplinary. I am also part of the band I play trumpet in which it is an outstanding program that offers students a high level of maturity and discipline.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a senior next year at OBHS. The only reason she is at this school is because of security and safety. The academic program stinks. They do not offer classes or have the teaching staff to prepare a student for a 4 year college program. Teaching and counseling staff prepare these students for a 2 year junior college and that's pretty much it. If you are an average student please go somewhere else.

  • (6 years ago)

    Im a student at Olive Branch High. I will be a sophomore this upcoming year. I am also a varsity cheerleader. This past year as a freshman I had a chance to be on several different clubs. Olive Branch high is a wonderful school and it brings learning and fun together in a wonderful way. The teachers are very understanding of personal problems and are easy to communicate with.

  • (6 years ago)

    i think that olive branch isnt a good school to start with and is mostly aimed at pleasing the whites.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 3 boys in Olive Branch Schools 1 that is in OBHS he is not in sports or other extracuricular activities and he is still doing very well. When we moved here from Memphis City Schools 2 of them were very behind (the 3rd was not in school yet) and had to attend classes that gave them extra help we thought that they would have to would have to graduate with a work diploma instead of a regular diploma but he has improved so much that he will graduate with a regular diploma and will be able to attend any college of his choice. Thanks OBHS and OBMS you have my praises. PS. My 3rd grader does excellent!!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a student at Olive Branch High School and I couldn't be happier anywhere else. The majority of the teachers truly care about their students as well as their grades. The administration is constantly improving and growing larger which by parental standards I assume is good. Athletic academic and extra-curricular programs are plentiful and timeworthy. I feel like I am honestly getting the best high school education available to me. Although recently the student body and faculty count has varied this year due to the school being overly populated (new schools have been built causing many students and teachers to transfer) it has managed to still be one of the best schools in Desoto county. There are a few programs that aren't offered but all of the major/important classes are. Overall OBHS is a wonderful school to enroll your student in. Heck even the cafeteria food is OK.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a quagmire of teachers who play favorites and do not give objective or fair grades. The classroom lectures consist of 15 minutes of info and the rest of the class period is spent in freetime. Favoritism is played in discipline honors and recognitions by the school. It is NOT a College Prep school but fully focused on Vo-tech. Most honors go to students who parents teach at the same school (OBHS). Academic programs fall behind Sports and Music programs. The school administration and the faculty do NOT want parental involvement of any kind in the school. Since Dr.Garret's transfer the school has declined along with discipline academic learning and college prep. The school is overcrowded which adds to the turmoil. Most decent teachers have transferred to another local school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Olive Branch High is perhaps the best school I've ever attended. I've been to several schools because of my father's job requiring him to travel. However about eight years ago we settled into Olive Branch. Since then I've attended their schools. I am a proud member in both the Band and two of the Choirs. I coudln't be happier at this school. The staff has an extensive knowlege in the areas they teach. Also the pricipals as well as the teachers and counselors are always available to speak to when you have a problem. Olive Branch is definitely a remarkable school and I recommend it highly to the new-comers of DeSoto County more specifically Olive Branch.

  • (9 years ago)

    OBHS is a horrible place and the only people who excel are the students children in all the elite club and sports (Deca Cheerleading etc.)are also the teachers kids what a coincedence i think not. -a current student- psif your moving here home school your children.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child has just started high school but has been in Olive Branch Schools for 3yrs. I feel the school has great leadership and is doing a great job educating our children.

  • (10 years ago)

    OBHS is a great school. The teachers really care about the students and kids get a good education. There is alot to choose from club and sports wise. The school is very decent and the students are overall good kids. There is little trouble there.

  • (10 years ago)

    Olive Branch high is a wonderful school and I would recommend any student to attend this school. I graduated from this school and I do it all ove again if I could. The teachers are wonderful the atmosphere is safe the pricipals are great with the students and staff and its a beautiful school phycically overall. I love Olive Branch High and I am proud to say that I graduated from there.

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