Olathe East High School

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Olathe East High School
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14545 West 127th Street [1]


United States
Coordinates38°53′47″N 94°45′13″W / 38.896266°N 94.753503°W / 38.896266; -94.753503Coordinates: 38°53′47″N 94°45′13″W / 38.896266°N 94.753503°W / 38.896266; -94.753503
School typePublic, High School
School districtOlathe Unified School District
USD 233 [2]
CEEB code172221 [3]
PrincipalCarry Lane
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1,995 (2015-16)[4]
Color(s)Orange and Navy
Athletics conferenceSunflower League
RivalOlathe South High School

Olathe East High School is a public high school located in Olathe, Kansas, United States, serving students in grades 9-12. Olathe East is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association and offers a variety of sports programs. Athletic teams compete in the 6A division and are known as the "Hawks". Extracurricular activities are also offered in the form of performing arts, school publications, and clubs. The school colors are orange and navy blue, and the school's mascot is the Hawk. Olathe East was recognized as a National School of Excellence in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Education.[5]


The school opened in the fall of 1992 in order to help educate the rapidly increasing population of Olathe.[citation needed]


Olathe East has continuously had the highest composite standardized test scores in the district. In the 2006-2007 school year, East had a composite ACT score of 23.8,[6] beating the national average of 21.2. On the SAT, the average score was a 604 on the Critical Reading section and a 614 on the Math section. These scores were also much higher than the national average of 503 on the Critical Reading and 518 on the Mathematics section.[7] Olathe East also offers a variety of high level AP and Honors courses including AP English, AP American History, AP Government, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Statistics, College Physics, and Honors Calculus.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Hawks compete in the Sunflower League and are classified as a 6A school, the largest classification in Kansas according to the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Throughout its history, Olathe East has won 50 state championships in various sports. Many graduates have gone on to participate in Division I, Division II, and Division III athletics.



One of the most popular athletic programs offered at Olathe East is soccer. Throughout the school's history, the boys' team has won four state championships, occurring in 1996, 2005, 2014, and 2018, and the girls' team has won four state championships, occurring in 2001, 2004, 2008, and 2012.[8]

Boys' Swimming & Diving[edit]

The Olathe East boys' swimming & diving team won the state championship in 2009 after placing second to Shawnee Mission East High School in 2007 and 2008. In 2008, there was a one-point difference between Shawnee Mission East and Olathe East.[9]


The Hawks have consistently been one of the best softball teams in Kansas, winning state championships in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, and 2013.[10] In 2007, the Hawks set a new KSHSAA record for most consecutive state championships won in softball.[10]

Track and Field[edit]

The Olathe East track and field team has won 10 state championships since 2007 and 11 overall, including five for boys in 1998, 2007, 2010, 2014, and 2015 and five consecutive state championships for girls from 2008-2012.

State Championships[edit]

State Championships[11]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Gymnastics, Girls 7 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2012,



Soccer, Boys 3 1996, 2005, 2014
Volleyball, Girls 2 2013, 2014
Cross Country, Girls 5 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
cross country running - boys - 2016


Swimming and Diving, Boys 1 2009
Swimming and Diving, Girls 2 2002, 2003
Basketball, Boys 1 1998
Bowling, Boys 1 2011
Spring Golf, Boys 2 2000, 2002
Baseball 2 1997, 2002
Soccer, Girls 4 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012
Softball 8 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013
Track & Field, Boys 5 1998, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015
Track & Field, Girls 6 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016
Total 50

Performing arts[edit]

The Olathe East Orchestra has performed at the KMEA music festival several times and performed at Carnegie Hall in January 2007, and has received three straight "I" ratings for the second consecutive year. The Olathe East Band has also received many accomplishments such as receiving all "I" ratings at the area music festival in March 2007. The band performed at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City in spring 2009. In fall of 2010, the band had its first undefeated season in the school's history. The band took first place in the 6A division at KU's Heart Of American Marching Festival, and first in their division at Missouri Western's marching competition. The OE Choir has sent several students to Northeast KMEA All-District Music Festival along with all the other performing groups at East. Olathe East's drama department has also been very successful, winning various awards and has performed at both the International Thespian Conference and Kansas State Thespian Conference.


The school now has wi-fi access located all throughout the campus. All classrooms at OE are equipped with multipurpose projectors which allows teachers to project movies and images from their computer. Classrooms are equipped with Smartboard technology. Many teachers take advantage of software called Blackboard which allows students to access assignments from any computer including computers outside of the school network. The Science and Mathematics departments each have classroom sets of laptops. In addition, Olathe East has several computer labs for added integration of technology into the high school curriculum.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GNIS for Olathe East Senior High School; USGS; November 16, 2006.
  2. ^ [*USD 233
  3. ^ High School CEEB Code Search
  4. ^ "Olathe East Sr High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Olathe East High School" (English). Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  6. ^ "2006-07 Test Scores". Olathe School District USD 233. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  7. ^ "2005-06 Test Scores". Olathe School District USD 233. Retrieved 2007-04-18.
  8. ^ "KSHSAA Boys' Soccer". Archived from the original (English) on 2003-08-20. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  9. ^ "KSHSAA Boys' Swimming and Diving". Archived from the original (English) on 2003-08-13. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  10. ^ a b "KSHSAA Softball" (English). Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  11. ^ "State Records & State Champions". Archived from the original (English) on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2010-02-05.

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