Olive Branch High School (Olive Branch, Mississippi)

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Olive Branch High School
9366 Sandidge Road


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
TypePublic high school
Established1970 (1970)
School districtDeSoto County School District
PrincipalJacob Stripling[1]
Teaching staff70.25 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment1,097 (2020-21)[2]
Student to teacher ratio15.62[2]
Color(s)Blue, gold and white    
Team nameConquistadors
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools

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.


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.



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]


  • 2011 Mississippi 6A State Champions[4]


  • 2018 Mississippi 5A State Champions[5]


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]


  1. ^ "Jacob Stripling named new Olive Branch principal". DeSoto Times-Tribune. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "OLIVE BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  3. ^ "Olive Branch High School". Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Olive Branch High School". Public School Review. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "Olive Branch claims 5A state championship".
  6. ^ "Football champions". Mississippi High School Activities Association. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Olive Branch lineman Shon Coleman, Aubrey Phillips back with Auburn Tigers". AL.com. 26 March 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ex-Quistor McManis signs with 'Niners". Desoto Times-Tribune. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "About KJ". Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2017.

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