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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Odessa High School is a public school located in Odessa, TX. It has 3,850 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1050
223 responses
Average ACT
24
20 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$54,417
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$996
National
$949
Median Home Value
$94,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 126 responses
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  • Rival football game
    25%
  • School Bond Fire
    25%
  • Pep rallys
    19%
  • Band Kicks after making 73 consecutive division 1s
    9%
  • Band Kicks after all consecutive division 1s
    7%
  • Yearbook
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,850
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,058
Teachers in First/Second Year
26.4%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,393/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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When I went to Odessa High school, there was a lot of change going on. Whether it be the new math and science building or the use of the Whitaker building or not. While the change was hard to get acclimated too it was also a sign that Odessa high was trying to change and grow the school for the better! They have also built a very nice new auditorium! They are very big in the band so it is nice to see a school that is big on music and fine arts! They even have a mariachi program which is hard to find in a high school. I was in yearbook when i attended and it really taught me about dedication and hard work! I was also a part of the first district champions women’s golf team! It was nice to bring a new light to the sport of golf at the school! Odessa high is a very good high school and they continue to make changes with their students best interest at heart!
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I enjoy my time at Odessa High School. Majority of the teachers really do care about their students and their future. The buildings are kept clean, however, the courtyard is consistently littered with student's lunches. I wish the school could bring more attention to that issue. I am also concerned about the use of the school's funding. Instead of supplying hand soap dispensers in the bathrooms, they buy TVs to place in the hallway to show the time. (Lovely idea, just wish they had better priorities.) Despite that, I am very grateful that I am able to go to a school where the teachers (AP, at least) care about education and growth.
I can definitely say I've had a very good experience with Odessa High School. For the most part, each year I have had very good teachers who worked with me and helped me maintain straight A's. The AP's are nice and you can tell that our principal is very dedicated to his job and ensuring that the students thrive. Also, the coach that I've had for 3 years has helped me become not only a better athlete, but a person in general. The only thing I would say that isn't too great about the school is the students. There are many generous, hard-working students in the school. However, there are also a handful of disrespectful and ignorant students, as well. I suppose these types of students can be found anywhere, though. Overall, my experience at OHS has been great and the people who have helped me succeed make it even better.