School Performance Report

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About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Matt Grant, Principal
Jacob Tyrrell, Assistant Principal

Olympia High SchoolLaura Conklin, Assistant Principal
Marco Viniegra, Assistant Principal


Olympia High School is described as one of the oldest public secondary schools in the state. Since its beginning, it has been recognized for quality teaching, strong parent and community support, high student achievement and excellent facilities.

The first Olympia High School was built in 1906-1907, known today as the Washington State Capitol Campus. The second school was built in 1918-1919, located approximately at Capitol Way and 13th Avenue. In 1949, forty acres of the Clover Fields Dairy Farm in Southeast Olympia was purchased by the Olympia School District, which is the location of the current Olympia High School. Construction began on the current site in 1958. Olympia High School has undergone a complete renovation and was rededicated on October 28, 2000. Improvements to the main gym and auxiliary gym were completed in 2017 as part of the February 2016 school improvements bond. Improvements include refinishing and re-striping of wood floors, and the installation of new Light-Emitting Diode (LED) scoreboards.

Key student information 2019-20

  • SAT Score average: Reading & Writing 612, Math 615
  • 81% scored 3, 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement tests
  • 57 Vocational class offerings
  • Cooperative agreement with New Market Vocational Skills Center and Running Start programs
  • Alternative programs provided in the areas of instruction in organic farming and restorative justice.


2020-21 School Facts

Based on the October 2020 enrollment report, there were 1,890 students enrolled at Olympia High School.



 Student Demographics         

 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
 10.1%       Male students
 American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%    Female students
 Asian 9.2%    Gender X 0.5%
 Black/African American

 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
 White  68.6% 
 Free & Reduced Price Meals
 Two or More Races
9.6%    Special Education

Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 86
  • Average years of teacher experience: 16.2
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 72.1%



2020-21 District Operating Budget 




 Building Administration
 $8,138,680  5.74%
 Maintenance & Operations    $7,927,952  5.60%
 District Support
 $8,389,655  5.92%
 $3,480,019  2.46%
 Utilities & Insurance  $4,098,644  2.89%
 Food Service
 $2,723,756  1.92%
 Other  $56,723  0.04%
 Total Expenditures  $142,286,695  100.00%




 $26,151,733  18.16%
 Federal    $9,194,223  6.38%
 Other Sources                          
 $1,270,827  0.88%
 Total Revenue  $143,013,161  99%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program 

Due to pandemic-related school closures, 2019-20 assessment data is not available and data for 2020-21 is limited. Learn more on the State Testing FAQ page.


Washington students participate in state tests annually in the spring, to assess their progress as well as the progress of our educational system as a whole.

Our state uses the Smarter Balanced assessment system, aligned to Washington's K-12 Learning Standards. The scores below represent the percent of students meeting standard in three core subjects, ELA, Math, and for grades 5, 8 and 11, Science (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science or WCAS).

 2019-20 High School (Not available)


 2020-21 High School (11th Grade).      

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 ---  ---  ---    81.9%  80.1%  51.2%
 SBA Math
 ---  ---  ---    53.6%  45.3%  24.4%
  *ELA (English Language Arts) scores include reading and writing.
  **Reflects the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) test, administered for the first time in spring 2018.


Olympia High School Mission Statement

We, the Olympia High School Community, are dedicated to personal excellence and responsible citizenship.

Olympia School District Vision

We envision a supportive environment that promotes trust, growth and achievement of the highest standards. We build our capacity for success through leading-edge programs and operations based on continuous improvement. We have 100 percent commitment to quality and excellence in all things.


National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a survey of grade student achievement in core subject areas. NAEP measures what students across the country know and can do in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. Current state level results may be viewed here.

To learn more about NAEP, visit this page.


For More Information If you would like more details about student achievement and demographics, visit the OSPI website and select reports by district or school.

If you would like other information about Olympia High School, please call (360) 596-7000.