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Olympia High School

About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Matt Grant, Principal
Liz Cornelius, Assistant Principal

Mallory Wilson, Assistant Principal
Dan Casler, Assistant Principal

Robert Bach, Dean of Students


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.



2022-23 School Facts

Based on the October 2022 enrollment report, there were 1,834 students enrolled at Olympia High School.


The OSPI Report Card captures data for all enrolled students as of October 1 of each year. This total number DOES NOT provide a complete count of students Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) which districts receive funding. For additional resources on enrollment reporting and FTE calculations visit Washington OSPI Enrollment ReportingOpening in a new windowOpening in a new window.



Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
Black/African American 2.2%
Two or More Races
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 


Student Demographics

Male students 53.7%
Female students 45.2%
Gender X 1.1%
Special Education 10.9%


Teacher Information


  • Number of classroom teachers: TBD
  • Average years of teacher experience: 16.8
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 85.9%



2022-23 District Operating Budget





Building Administration
$10,620,504 6.42%
Maintenance & Operations   $10,667,395 6.44%
District Support
$5,113,296 3.09%
$4,832,295 2.92%
Technology $2,072,858 1.25%
Utilities & Insurance $5,034,198 3.04%
Food Service
$4,206,291 2.54%
Other $195,070 0.12%
Total Expenditures $165,535,574 100.00%




$31,547,262 19.42%
Federal   $13,996,756 8.62%
Other Sources                          
$511,105 0.31%
Total Revenue $162,433,780 100.00%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Washington students participate in state tests annually to assess their progress as well as the progress of our educational system as a whole. Learn more on the State Testing FAQ page.


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

2021-22 9th Grade SBA 


2022-23 9th Grade SBA

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2021-22 11th Grade SBA


2022-23 10th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
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WA State 
ELA 80.8% 74.7% 62.2%
75.6% 69.0% 60.3%
55.5% 46.9% 30.8%
53.8% 42.4% 29.9%


2021-22 12th Grade WCAS


2022-23 11th Grade WCAS

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
Science 53.1% 42.9% 38.5%   33.5% 37.0% 36.7%


Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

MAP is a district assessment that measures a student's developing skills through a series of questions that adapt to the child’s level of learning. Research on MAP indicates the results are highly accurate. The results help teachers measure growth and determine whether a student may need more support or more challenge.


What is the Rasch UnIT (RIT) scale?

When students finish their MAP Growth test, they receive a number called an RIT score for each area they are tested in (reading, language usage, math, or science). This score represents a student’s achievement level at any given moment and helps measure their academic growth over time. The RIT scale is a stable scale, like feet and inches, that accurately measures student performance, regardless of age, grades, or grade level. Like marking height on a growth chart, and being able to see how tall your child is at various points in time, you can also see how much they have grown between tests.

The higher the RIT score, the more achievement the student has in the subject. The student's percentile ranking and conditional growth percentile can show how much the student has achieved in comparison with their peers. You can also refer to the Comparative Data to Inform Instructional Decisions to understand how students are performing relative to other students in the same grade level according to our national norms.


2021-22 Reading


2022-23 Reading 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Grade 9 --- --- ---   --- 224 221
Grade 10 --- --- ---   --- 230 234
Grade 11
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Grade 12 --- --- ---   --- --- 224

2021-22 Math


2022-23 Math 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Grade 9 --- --- ---   233 233 230
Grade 10 --- --- ---   222 229 232
Grade 11 --- --- ---   222 229 234
Grade 12 --- --- ---   209 223 234


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 a 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 SchoolOpening in a new window, please call (360) 596-7000.