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Olympia High School

About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Matt Grant, Principal
Liz Cornelius, Assistant Principal

Laura Conklin, 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.



2021-22 School Facts

Based on the October 2021 enrollment report, there were 1,863 students enrolled at Olympia High School.



Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
Black/African American 2.2%
Two or More Races
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 


Student Demographics

Male students 53.1%
Female students 46.3%
Gender X 0.5%
Special Education 10.6%


Teacher Information ( *** awaiting updated info. from OSPI)

  • Number of classroom teachers: ***
  • Average years of teacher experience: ***
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: ***



2021-22 District Operating Budget





Building Administration
$9,729,991 6.21%
Maintenance & Operations   $10,433,756 6.66%
District Support
$4,961,628 3.17%
$4,693,322 2.99%
Technology $1,445,474 0.92%
Utilities & Insurance $4,671,394 2.98%
Food Service
$3,661,102 2.34%
Other $253,503 0.16%
Total Expenditures $156,709,220 100.00%




$27,886,583 18.07%
Federal   $18,097,725 11.72%
Other Sources                          
$1,196,587 0.78%
Total Revenue $154,354,720 100.00%

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).

2020-21 9th Grade SBA 


2021-22 9th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 66.2% 57.4% 47.9%
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45.8% 39.0% 25.9%
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Science 68.9% 57.7% 46.0%   --- --- ---

2020-21 11th Grade SBA


2021-22 10th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 67.3% 61.4% 50.8%
80.8% 74.7% 62.2%
43.9% 34.7% 24.2%
55.5% 46.9% 30.8%


2020-21 12th Grade WCAS


2021-22 11th Grade WCAS

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
Science 45.4% 31.5% 36.0%   53.1% 42.9% 38.5%


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.