Osceola High School (Arkansas)
|Osceola High School|
|2800 West Semmes
Osceola, Arkansas, 72370
|School type||Public comprehensive|
|NCES School ID||051095000825|
|Teaching staff||28.22 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.15|
|Education system||ADE Smart Core|
|Classes offered||Regular, Advanced Placement (AP)|
|Campus type||Rural; fringe|
|Athletics||Basketball, Soccer, Softball|
|Athletics conference||3A Region 7 West (2012–14)|
|Team name||Osceola Seminoles|
|Feeder schools||Osceola Middle School (grades 6–8)|
|Affiliation||Arkansas Activities Association|
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.
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.
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).
Clubs and traditions
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.
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.
- "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Osceola High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Institution Summary, Osceola High School". AdvancED. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "School Profile, Osceola High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 11 January 2013.