Olive Branch High School (Olive Branch, Mississippi)

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Olive Branch High School
Address
9366 Sandidge Road

,
38654

United States
Coordinates34°56′58″N 89°49′22″W / 34.9495°N 89.8227°W / 34.9495; -89.8227Coordinates: 34°56′58″N 89°49′22″W / 34.9495°N 89.8227°W / 34.9495; -89.8227
Information
TypePublic high school
Established1970 (1970)
School districtDeSoto County School District
PrincipalJacob Stripling[1]
Teaching staff68.69 (FTE)[2]
Grades912
Enrollment1,100 (2017-18)[2]
Student to teacher ratio16.01[2]
Color(s)Blue, gold and white             
Team nameConquistadors
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools
Website

Olive Branch High School is a public high school in Olive Branch, Mississippi, United States. Olive Branch is a part of the DeSoto County School District.

History[edit]

Olive Branch High School was established in 1970 after combining Olive Branch High School and East Side High School. The school's mascot- the Conquistador- was chosen because "it was neither black nor white. It was seen as a conqueror to overcome the racial segregation of the past."[3] The high school moved into its new and current building in 1996.

Athletics[edit]

Teams[edit]

Olive Branch's athletic teams are nicknamed the Conquistadors and the school's colors are white, gold, and blue. Olive Branch teams compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Powerlifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

State championships[edit]

Football

  • 2011 Mississippi 6A State Champions[4]

Basketball

  • 2018 Mississippi 5A State Champions[5]

Demographics[edit]

54% of the students at Olive Branch identify as Caucasian. 39% identify as African American, 6% as Hispanic, and 1% identify as Asian.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jacob Stripling named new Olive Branch principal". DeSoto Times-Tribune. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c OLIVE BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL
  3. ^ "Olive Branch High School". Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Olive Branch High School". Public School Review. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  5. ^ http://www.desototimes.com/sports/olive-branch-claims-a-state-championship/article_36fc35a6-241a-11e8-8d47-ff673d09db9a.html
  6. ^ "Football champions". Mississippi High School Activities Association. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "About KJ". Retrieved September 24, 2017.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Ex-Quistor McManis signs with 'Niners". Desoto Times-Tribune. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "Olive Branch lineman Shon Coleman, Aubrey Phillips back with Auburn Tigers". AL.com. Retrieved September 24, 2017.

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