School Performance Report

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About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Matt Grant, Principal

Mick Hart, Assistant PrincipalOlympia High School
Andra Kelley-Batstone, Assistant Principal
Lindsay Welsh, 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 restriping of wood floors, and the installation of new Light-Emitting Diode (LED) scoreboards.

Key student information:

  • 77% scored 3, 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement tests
  • SAT Score average: Reading & Writing 598, Math 595
  • 98 Vocational class offerings
  • Cooperative agreement with Newmarket Vocational Skills Center
  • Alternative programs provided in the areas of instruction in organic farming and restorative justice.


2016-17 School Facts

Based on the October 2016 enrollment report, there were 1,804 students enrolled at Olympia High School.



 Student Demographics         

 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
     Male students
 American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6%    Female students
 Asian 10.2%  

 Black/African American

 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
 White 70.3%
 Free & Reduced Price Meals
 Two or More Races
8.5%    Special Education

Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 92
  • Average years of teacher experience: 16.6
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 78.3%
  • 100% of teachers are highly qualified (teachers qualify by holding a bachelor's degree and passing a state test).



2016-17 District Operating Budget 




 Building Administration
 $7,227,850  6.23%
 Maintenance & Operations    $7,297,943  6.29%
 District Support
 $7,489,580  6.46%
 $3,801,174  3.28%
 Utilities & Insurance  $3,869,588  3.34%
 Food Service
 $2,949,181  2.54%
 Other  $453,018   0.40%
 Added to Reserve  $555,930  0.48%
 Total Expenditures  $115,944,979  100.00%




 $28,120,265  24.25%
 Federal    $6,135,162  5.29%
 Other Sources                          
 $969,697  0.84%
 Total Revenue  $115,944,979  100.00%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

State tests required for graduation vary by graduation year per state legislation.

State and federal requirements for testing and graduation have been evolving, and include a combination of High School Proficiency Exams, Smarter Balanced Assessments, End of Course Exams and alternatives.

For detailed information about the requirements for each graduating class, visit the OSPI Website   and click on Graduation Requirements.

 2015-16 High School


 2016-17 High School

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 94.3  91.5  75.5
 84.9  73.6
 SBA Math
 14.6  21.8    33.4  32.8
 EOC Biology
 82.4  81.9  72.2    89.2  83.6  71.6
  *ELA (English Language Arts) scores include reading and writing.
**SBA-Math in 2015 and 2016 students needed a different test (EOC Math) to meet their graduation requirement. Many opted to not take the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Math resulting in a zero score, which dropped the passing rates well below ELA and BIO. In 2018, the SBA Math is required for graduation, and all students will test.


Olympia High School Mission Statement

At Olympia High School, we work to inspire a passion for learning as an inclusive community.

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 the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematicsreadingsciencewritingthe artscivicseconomicsgeography,U.S. history, and in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).

In 2017, NAEP began administering 
digitally based assessments (DBA) for mathematics, reading, and writing, with additional subjects to be added in 2018 and 2019.

For Washington State NAEP results please visit this link.


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.