Olive Branch High School (Olive Branch, Mississippi)
|Olive Branch High School|
9366 Sandidge Road
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||DeSoto County School District|
|Teaching staff||68.69 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||16.01|
|Color(s)||Blue, gold and white|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
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." The high school moved into its new and current building in 1996.
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:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- 2011 Mississippi 6A State Champions
- 2018 Mississippi 5A State Champions
54% of the students at Olive Branch identify as Caucasian. 39% identify as African American, 6% as Hispanic, and 1% identify as Asian.
- K. J. Wright, NFL linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks
- Jalen Collins, NFL Free Agent cornerback
- Wynton McManis, CFL linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders
- Shon Coleman, NFL offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns
- Daren Bates, NFL linebacker for the Tennessee Titans
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