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About This School

Olympia High School is a public high school. The principal of Olympia High School is Mr. Guy Swenson, who can be contacted at avossar@ocps.net. 2,894 students attend Olympia High School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Olympia High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 39% of the 2,894 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Olympia High School is 21:1. Magic Forest Institute 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
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Asian 9% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 30%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 27%
Hispanic 20% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 62%
Limited English proficiency 5% 14%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I won't say this school is perfect because it's not.However unlike what other reviews say it is a great school.Some classes are still too oversized and the curriculum still lacks a bit though.Despite what some parents may say about some teachers and how they teach it's usually their students fault for the grade they recieve.It's simple if at least one person has an A then the teacher is doing their job.If a student is unable to retain what is taught that's their fault.Alot of students get away with blaming their teachers for thier grades because their parents are naive enough to believe them.Most of the teachers there care about thier students from what I've seen some have even made personal relationships with their students.The sports there are pretty good(except football).The only real problem at the school is cooperation.Students aren't meeting their teachers half-way.Regardless of all that it's still an A school.

  • (11 months ago)

    Despite not being able to exempt exams even if I have an A in that class this school is by far the best high school I've attended. I love that a Latin class is provided it really shows that they care for our scores on the SAT. It also shows the variety of classes here.

  • (1 year ago)

    Olympia is actually a GREAT school. I have a daughter that graduated from here last year and I have a daughter that will be a sophomore here this year. Last year I had absolutely no problems with either one of them at Olympia. They loved it! There are of course some teachers that they liked more than others. And there were some teachers that really didn't care but they both did what they had to do and moved on. I would recommend Olympia over any other Orange County high school hands down.

  • (2 years ago)

    Olympia may not be perfect but it's still a great school. Most of my teachers are good and Mr. Budd my drama teacher is amazing. He really cares for his students and isn't judgmental.

  • (3 years ago)

    The area where Olympia High School is located in SW Orlando is one of the nicest places in Orlando to live. But unfortunately Olympia high school is bad news! There are two full time orange county sherrifs on duty at all times to break up the weekly fights and investigate all of the stealing that goes on at that school. It's out of control! And if your kids play basketball watch out! They have a terrible freshman coach a JV coach with an anger management problem and varsity coach who is there just so his son can play which is why more than a half a dozen very talented student athletes have transferred to better schools. If you've ever seen the show Lock Down that's what it looks like when they change classes. Go tour the school and see for yourself.

  • (4 years ago)

    i am a current student at olympia high school and i totally hate it here the school has no control over there kids the teachers are very rude and judgemental because olympia is a white school people think that everythings is good about it but their wrong the sports teams are weak the activites they have are always mainly white kids and olympia has nothing to offer no magnet programs really most people say that they would rather have there kids go to olympia then oak ridge evans or jones but in the years 2009-2010 olympia has had more fight then all these schools that are labeled as bad because its a black school if any student is planing on coming to olympia i would think twice

  • (4 years ago)

    A new school that scores an A in the state and cares about its students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 2 daughters that attended this school and I have to say I have seen it change for the worst. If your daughter plays sports be carefully they have their picks of what sports they support for the girls and as far a academics goes you do have some great teachers but you also have some terrible one's as well. I think that they have a ways to go and I don't think the administration care enough about the students (all in general) to get them to the next level.

  • (5 years ago)

    I won't say this school is perfect because it's not.However unlike what other reviews say it is a great school.Some classes are still too oversized and the curriculum still lacks a bit though.Despite what some parents may say about some teachers and how they teach it's usually their students fault for the grade they recieve.It's simple if at least one person has an A then the teacher is doing their job.If a student is unable to retain what is taught that's their fault.Alot of students get away with blaming their teachers for thier grades because their parents are naive enough to believe them.Most of the teachers there care about thier students from what I've seen some have even made personal relationships with their students.The sports there are pretty good(except football).The only real problem at the school is cooperation.Students aren't meeting their teachers half-way.Regardless of all that it's still an A school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been to 4 count them four high schools and have transferred high schools 5 times. I have been to Dr. Phillips and Olympia I have been to Brevard County and I am now currently enrolled at Freedom High and the only one that I would return to in a heartbeat is Olympia. The teachers care a lot about the students that they are reaching and though I do not currently agree with the principal in power the administrators have been nothing but tolerable and sometimes even helpful!! The Drama department is amazing at this school and the teacher of the department is the single most kind welcoming nonjudgmental and inspiring man I have ever met in my entire educational career. And I have NOT seen a school ANYWHERE with as much school spirit as there is at Olympia. It is a genuinely amazing place to go.

  • (6 years ago)

    It's awesome! I love it so much. It is really cool and educational. I really like and wish I could have done high school 5 times!

  • (6 years ago)

    anyone noticing a pattern in the reviews? its overcrowded the kids are horrible the teachers just don't care. honors are way too easy i have less work than my friends at Dr. phillips in regular. everybody goofs off in class teachers can't control them. the schools only been open 6 years and its crazy! The kids are very snobby most grew up toghther and don't want to be friendly to new people.

  • (6 years ago)

    Olympia is in a struggle stage. We put our son in for a year and half. In that time he went through 2 principals 2 ADs and 3 guidance counselors. Sports are weak. Classes are overcrowded. Honors teachers were weak. But the AP instructors are very good.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a senior who has enjoyed almost four years at Olympia. I have been impressed with the teacher involvement in the academics. Olympia has a growing sports & music foundation as it is still a young school. As for the people [concernedj with] inequality among the races I haven't seen that. Olympia has a very diverse population but I think that learning is first set in the home and that the students will do best by what is taught at home. I have been pleased with what Olympia has been able to teach my children and would recommend it over other high schools in Orange County.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers were mostly good. We have only 2 lunchs and they are packed. The hallways are so small and people at lockers take up at least half of every hallway. Classes are full to bursting and running out of chairs. All of my classes have over 30 kids. we lost homecoming last year. sad. I am a junior this year and can't wait to graduate and move out of state.

  • (7 years ago)

    We had two difficult teaching issues last year. Engineering did not have the equipment. They kids watched videos 2-3 times a week. One teacher was out sick more than in and there was no consistent subsitute who could keep the kids on track for a class that had an end of the year county exam. Now my child wonders if he is prepared for the next level.

  • (7 years ago)

    I absolutely love Olympia. The teachers and administration staff are really great.

  • (7 years ago)

    Olympia is one of the best high schools I have been to. The teachers and students are very welcoming and the school makes you enjoy waking up in the morning for school.

  • (8 years ago)

    i am a freshman at olympia and i just love how thier are so many nice kids. and the techers are great.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a parent to 3 OHS students I see first hand the level of care and involvement OHS has given to each of my diverse learners. Our family is involved and spends a great deal of time planning working and investing hours on campus and off. Our pricipal Mr. Avossa has met each of our sons on the field and in the classroom. Our teachers devote themselves wholeheartely to mastery level. This school works hard plays hard & discipline is a must among all learning communities. We beleive our senior has been prepared for college and will succeed in life b/c of his daily training OHS. We Love Susan and Ellie what a delightful team they are to greet visitors at the front door.

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