Osborne High School (Georgia)

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Osborne High School
Osborne High School crest.jpg
Marietta, Georgia 30060
United States
Coordinates 33°53′31″N 84°33′58″W / 33.892°N 84.566°W / 33.892; -84.566Coordinates: 33°53′31″N 84°33′58″W / 33.892°N 84.566°W / 33.892; -84.566
Type Public school
Established 1928
School district Cobb County School District
Principal Joshua Morreale
Teaching staff 119.80 (on a FTE basis)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,984 (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 16.56
Mascot Cardinals
Rival Campbell High School

Robert L. Osborne High School is a public high school located north of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, United States. It is the oldest high school in Cobb County. It has about 1600 students.[2] The school mascot is the cardinal, and the school colors are red and white. It has 130 teachers.[citation needed]


Established as Olive Springs Community School in 1881, the building consisted of a single room serving grades one through eight. Housed in the Olive Springs Baptist Church, little is known about the history of the community school until 1919.

As a member of a faculty of only three, Robert L. Osborne became the principal of Olive Springs Community School in 1919. Over the next nine years, Osborne worked tirelessly to serve a growing population. In 1928, the school moved from its original location at Olive Springs Baptist Church to Joyner Avenue. As the new school opened on September 10, 1928, it employed ten teachers and served 350 students in grades one through nine. In 1936, recognizing and honoring Osborne's commitment to the community, Olive Springs School was renamed Robert L. Osborne School.

In 1938, R. L. Osborne became a fully accredited senior high school. Its first graduating class in 1939 boasted 25 members, 13 boys and 12 girls. As the school moved to its present location on Favor Road in 1962, Mr. Osborne retired.

In 2010, over 500 students held a protest protecting their teachers.[citation needed]


The demographic breakdown of the 1,984 students enrolled for 2013-14 was:

  • Male - 53.7%
  • Female - 46.3%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%
  • Asian/Pacific Islanders - 1.9%
  • Black - 38.5%
  • Hispanic - 51.1%
  • White - 6.9%
  • Multiracial - 1.4%

83.2% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]


The following sports are offered:


  • Drama Club: The Cardinal Mask
  • Beta Club
  • Cheerleaders
  • Choral and Vocal Arts
  • Color Guard
  • Dance Team
  • FBLA
  • FCA
  • FEA
  • Geography Bowl
  • Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
  • Jazz Band
  • Junior Delegates
  • Key Club
  • Latino Club
  • Math Tournament Team
  • Mock Trial
  • National Honors Society
  • Octagon Club
  • Orchestra
  • Planeteers
  • Quills and Scroll Honor Society
  • RVI
  • SADD
  • Kayak Team
  • The Cardinal
  • Step Team
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook
  • Football

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Osborne High School". ed.gov. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Home." Osborne High School. Retrieved on March 13, 2012.
  3. ^ Boys' basketball
  4. ^ Girls' basketball

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