Osceola High School (Arkansas)

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Osceola High School
Address
2800 West Semmes
Osceola, Arkansas, 72370
United States
Coordinates 35°42′25″N 90°0′46″W / 35.70694°N 90.01278°W / 35.70694; -90.01278Coordinates: 35°42′25″N 90°0′46″W / 35.70694°N 90.01278°W / 35.70694; -90.01278
Information
School type Public comprehensive
Status Open
CEEB Code 041910
NCES School ID 051095000825[1]
Teaching staff 28.22 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 343 (2010–11[1])
Grade 9 97
Grade 10 82
Grade 11 80
Grade 12 72
Student to teacher ratio 12.15[1]
Education system ADE Smart Core
Classes offered Regular, Advanced Placement (AP)
Campus type Rural; fringe[1]
School color(s)      Purple
     Gold
Athletics Basketball, Soccer, Softball
Athletics conference 3A Region 7 West (2012–14)
Mascot Seminole
Team name Osceola Seminoles
Accreditation ADE
AdvancED (1935–)
USNWR ranking Unranked
Feeder schools Osceola Middle School (grades 6–8)
Affiliation Arkansas Activities Association
Website

Osceola High School is an accredited comprehensive public high school located in Osceola, Arkansas, United States. It is one of six public high schools in Mississippi County, Arkansas and the only high school administered by the Osceola School District. The school provides secondary education in grades 9 through 12 to more than 325 students in Osceola and nearby unincorporated communities.

Academics[edit]

The assumed course of study follows the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), which requires students complete at least 22 units prior to graduation. Students complete regular coursework and exams and may take Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exam with the opportunity to receive college credit. Osceola High School is accredited by the ADE and has been accredited by AdvancED since 1935.[2]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Osceola High School mascot and athletic emblem is the Seminole (in honor of Seminole leader Osceola) with purple and gold serving as the school colors.

Athletics[edit]

The Osceola Seminoles compete in interscholastic activities within the 3A Classification administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Seminoles play within the 3A Region 3 Conference and participate in football, golf (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), competitive cheer, baseball, softball, and track (boys/girls).[3]

Clubs and traditions[edit]

Students may also engage in a variety of clubs and organizations such as: Beta Club, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FCCLA, Band, Student Council, JROTC, National Honor Society, and Quiz Bowl.

Notable people[edit]

The following are notable people associated with Osceola High School. If the person was an Osceola High School student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included.

  • William Vollie Alexander, Jr. (1951)—Retired politician; member of U.S. House of Representatives (1969–1993).
  • Maurice Carthon (1978)—Professional football coach and former player; two-time Super Bowl champion.
  • Buddy Jewell (1979)—American country music singer who was the first winner on the USA Network talent show Nashville Star.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Osceola High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Institution Summary, Osceola High School". AdvancED. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "School Profile, Osceola High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 

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