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9-12 & Ungraded
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Olathe, KS
Students enrolled: 2,031

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600 East Prairie
Olathe, KS 66061

(913) 780-7140
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March 06, 2014
I went to north and I have had an amazing experience everyone says bad things about north but it has taught me so much. It is a diverse school and I learned about so many different cultures just from the people I was surrounded with. Everybody fits in there and you won't see racism because we are a family "you're in high school once but you're an eagle forever"

- submitted by a community member

May 08, 2013
I have visited Olathe North as a Special Education substitute. Although I have only worked with a handful of teachers, the ones I have observed are some of the best I have ever seen. The teachers at ON are very competent in their subjects, and know how to explain things clearly to their students. They also have great rapport and go out of their way to meet students' needs. The kids at ON are diverse and this is a bonus. These kids work together with each other despite their differences. They all seem comfortable at the school and in the classroom.

- submitted by a teacher

June 24, 2012
Very few schools can say the same things that North can in terms of outstanding teachers, great community involvement and support, and a safe and comfortable feel within the hallways. I would like to say that North may have a reputation and does have quite a bit more diversity, but hey thats the real world for ya. Speaking from a students point of view i would like to tell future students and parents to get involved and join something like one of our extreamly great programs like sports med, which I am apart of and love it and all the teachers in the department, but also join other things like clubs or sports teams because North always has a place for each student, so go out and find where you could fit into a great learning institution.

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2012
I attended Olathe North and loved it. It has an undeserved reputation as compared to the "richer" schools in the Olathe school district, but anyone with first-hand experience knows the reality. Olathe North's has character and its diversity only adds to that. The atmosphere and sense of community is in a class of its own you truly can tell that it is special. The teachers are excellent. It is an unfortunate fact that can be said about any school that not all teachers are up to par, but I can honestly say that I never had a teacher by whom I felt short-changed on my education. I can also honestly say that almost all of the teachers I had did go above and beyond. They were passionate about what they taught and about helping their students to succeed. I was constantly challenged by them and given the tools necessary to succeed. The administration, teachers, staff, students and parents are proud of the school and everyone is involved and does their part to see that it flourishes. I would not change my high school experience for anything. I feel that my education was first-rate and that I was well-prepared for life after high school.

- submitted by a student

March 23, 2012
Undoubtably the best school in Olathe....great teacher amazing programs. What more could you ask for in a school.

- submitted by a community member

February 21, 2012
I went to Olathe North and absolutely loved it. The atmosphere was friendly and encouraging. The diversity among the students was great. I really felt like I got to know a lot of different kinds of people and was able to connect well with the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2011
I am a current student at Olathe North and all I can say is its reputation doesn't fit the school. The atmosphere is amazing! You can walk into Olathe North and realize that there is something different about it. There is unity within diversity and a unity between teachers and students. Unlike the other Olathe schools, North allows students to be around ALL types of people. It also has amazing teachers! They all really want to be there and help students prosper. All the teachers are personable and caring, and I know that I, sincerely, care for all of mine. There are issues just like any high school has but the way that they are taken care of between the administrations, teachers, and students are phenomenal. This is a very good school for any student that wants an amazing education and the true high school experience.

- submitted by a student

December 18, 2010
Olathe North is an excellent school for my son who is in the Distinquished Scholars program for math, an athlete, a straight A student, and an all around good person. He loves North and is very proud of his school. The teachers are excellent and go the extra mile to teach kids the curriculum and life values to prepare them for post-graduation. The parents are very energetic about supporting the school, and many attended North themselves as students. The administration is very visible to students and parents, and are building a relationship that allows you to feel a connection to them. We are happy with our choice to send our son to Olathe North.

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2009
This school is a wonderful and diverse high school. More than the normal high school curriculum is learned here.

- submitted by a student
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October 13, 2009
My son transferred to Olathe North to attend the Culinary program. This has been the BEST school in the district. The staff is wonderful and really cares about their students. My son also has Learning Disablilities and the resource teacher is great about making sure his teachers are following his IEP. My son doesn't feel like he is being judged here or bullied , he fits in and loves the diversity! Amazing school that I highly recommend!

- submitted by a parent
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October 05, 2009
ON has overcome real and perceived disadvantages to deliver my kids a top-notch education. My children are now at Iowa State and Michigan State and hovering near the tops of their respective clasess. That speaks to the outstanding preparation they got at ON.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2009
Olathe North has helped my child get a better view of the world with its diversity. It has also got my child ready for college with its Sports and Medicine program. But the best part of the school is how many choices all the students have. From the most 21st century programs in the district, to all the clubs. My child was prepared for the real world more than he would have been if he would've been kept at Blue Valley West. I always felt that my child was in a safe learning environment.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2009
My son attended ON as a sophomore this year. It was a great experience for him and he is happy to be an ON student. He transferred in from another Olathe high school for one of the 21st Century Programs. The teachers seem great and my son is learning what real life is about because of the diversity of the students. Not all Olathe high schools have such diversity and seem sheltered from the real world.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2009
This school is the hog of Olathe's 21st century programs. They have taken all the 21st century programs like the Biotechnology from Olathe East and the E-communications from Olathe Northwest. Along with comming out with a new science program. Olathe North has eight programs and other schools have one if not just two. With Olathe North having too many programs the hallways are too over crowded.

- submitted by a student

January 15, 2009
Olathe North is a great school. It provides many opportunities for students. We are looked at as the ghetto school in Olathe, but the fact is we are definantly not. We have great diversity and great tradition. Anyone who is priveledged enough to go here should be proud of North.

- submitted by a student

April 05, 2006
This is a wonderful high school. The teachers really care about their students and have a high level of involvement. Parent involvement is also very high. There are plenty of clubs, sports and other extracurricular activities for students to be involved with and all are highly recommended,

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2006
I Loved this school. he staff at that time was very attuned to the fact that they were dealing with teenagers. There was a mutual respect between students and educators. I would not have wanted to go any other place... The extra activites that are available to the kids is phenomenal.

- submitted by a student

December 31, 2005
Anyone can complain about ONHS all they want. Having been to three high schools, this was the best school I ever went to. Teachers were fantastic and actually spent time outside of class working with students. Classes involved lots of participation, and unless something has changed in the past 5 years, it is a great school.

- submitted by a student

December 01, 2005
I think the student body at this school is pathetic. They are many cliques and social groups and its horrible at the school. Many students dont even care to be there and that would be why there are over 500 hundred kids with at least one F and that is why people are skipping school so much. There is a lot of room for improvement at this school.

- submitted by a student

April 28, 2005
I am currently a student at Olathe North. In 2006 I'll be a junior. The staff is outstanding for any school ive been a part of, however the student body, as some one has already said,is horribly pathetic. I say it's a place for rough kids attempting to recieve a good education from a great staff.

- submitted by a student

April 21, 2005
People don't try anymore: Our student body is pathetic.

- submitted by a student

July 14, 2004
I went to Olathe north from 2000 to 2001. I am a foreiner and all I have to say from the time I went there is that Olathe North is a great school where the students are trully recognized and treated as human beings, I am not going to get into details but from the cafeteria to the counselors office the school is A+. Thank you Olathe North

- submitted by a student

May 11, 2004
I think Olathe North has an excellent staff!

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2004
Olathe north is a great school all around from our sports to our academics. We may be football champs but thats not the only thing that our school is recognized for. We a thought of as the 'ghetto' school but in actuality we are the school with the most pride and tradition in olathe, we are also the oldest high school. Our school is the most diverse in olathe, our school isnt just one race it's many and that is what makes my school so much beter than the others. Olathe North High School is about Pride and Tradition.

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2004
I graduated from Olathe North when it was just Olathe High School. One of my children graduated from North in 2001 and one will be graduating this year. ON is a great school all around with lots of opportunities for parents to get involved. I think ON has a bad reputation for being a 'ghetto' or 'poor' school, but we are so very 'rich' because our school is well rounded and offers children of all ethnicities to work together and become the great school that it always has been. I am proud to say that my children are students at Olathe North and proud that my husband and I are alumni.

- submitted by a parent

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Olathe North Sr High School
600 East Prairie, Olathe, KS  66061
(913) 780-7140
Last modified Olathe North Sr High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Olathe North Sr High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top