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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Odessa High School is a public school located in Odessa, MO. It has 608 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Odessa High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
103 responses
AP Enrollment
1%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$52,642
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$723
National
$949
Median Home Value
$133,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Friday night football games
    56%
  • Spirit week
    33%
  • Assemblies
    11%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
608
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,701
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,837/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Odessa school district has been home for the past thirteen years. There is something for everyone whether that may be a sport or club. I believe teaching is so much more than standing in front of a class lecturing, it is also connecting with your students, teaching life lessons, and wanting to see them succeed. All of which are qualities our teachers acquire. Regarding college readiness, Odessa high school has two amazing counselors that are constantly running. They keep us up to date on scholarships and other important information. My only suggestion is that maybe there could be an optional semester class that is "life after high school". It would Intel tedious information from, you don't have to wait till you're a senior to fill out scholarships to individually laying out options if things don't go as planned. In conclusion, Odessa has everything that you can't force like a community that comes together as a family in times of need and happiness.
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My experience at Odessa High School has honestly been a very good one. It is not the richest district. It is not the most advanced district. But it is by and large one of the most friendly, welcoming, and supporting districts. Never once did I feel that I didn't have the support of the faculty/ school when attending. It does lack some technology, as well as certain elements found in richer Urban schools, (i.e. IB Classes, every student gets a laptop, etc), but it still provides a quality and satisfying education to it's students which it holds so dear. I'm proud to say I ever attended.
The teachers are amazing, but the district is too afraid of parents to enforce rules. I was punched once and I was basically told to suck it up and not bother my attacker again. That said, the advanced classes are the perfect mixture of challenging and fun and you will learn a lot. The school also values extracurriculars very highly.