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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Othello High School is a public school located in Othello, WA. It has 1,106 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

Othello High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1050
118 responses
Average ACT
23
57 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$51,071
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$811
National
$949
Median Home Value
$159,100
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Powderpuff
    21%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Huskie Olympics
    18%
  • Mini Homecoming
    10%
  • Got Milk Mixer
    8%
  • Wrestling season
    8%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,106
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,967
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,850/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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I like this school, and I like the people in it. I have a lot of good friends and I've had some really great teachers and some not good ones. Usually I get along with them pretty well. Honestly though most of the classes I've taken have been really easy, or at least easy to get a good grade, even when you haven't earned it. There aren't a whole lot of elective options so sometimes you're really limited and stuck with certain classes. It's also kind of difficult to make up credits if you're behind, didn't have the same credit opportunities in middle school, or are taking Seminary, but it is doable. The school board and administration are really awesome and nice people. You can totally tell they're really trying to do their absolute best for the students and community, so that's always reassuring. Hopefully things will get better in the future, and hopefully better opportunities of all kinds will arise for the student body to enjoy and take part of.
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In my opinion, Othello High School has some great teachers, which has made my path to college much more enjoyable. I call those teachers great because without their help and motivation I would have never gotten on the honor roll or even have tried to take honors classes. Unfortunately every school also has its not-so-great teachers, but there isn't much to do about that anyway. Besides, a school shouldn't be evaluated based on its teachers, as that is mostly out of the principal's control. I'm giving my high school a 4 out of 5 because it's great as a school at the base level, and that's fine. The teachers teach, the teams play sports, what more could you ask for? However I feel like since I was a freshman at this school I haven't really felt engaged or connected to the school (maybe I just don't have a ton of school spirit), I think that OHS's focus is a little too sport-heavy, and I also just want more clubs were I could find people with the same interests that I have.
Had a great four years there but the school is not the best academically. Had a fairly low graduation rate compared to most high schools and very low test scores and standardized test pass rate. The teachers are very involved with their students and create a great experience, but a lot of student were personally not putting enough effort into their schooling. I was fortunate enough to be involved in the music department that has been revamped over the last few years. The marching band took many first place wins at different parades around the state when I was with them and the symphonic band and percussion ensembles were getting the highest ratings at festivals.