Most teachers utilize "best teaching practices" on a regular basis which helps support all students teaching to as many learning styles in one lesson as possible. The teachers that I work with on a daily basis seem to understand that persons with exceptional needs learn differently. They attempt to vary instruction and use prompting and questioning to ensure that students understand what is being presented.
There are very few good teachers at this school. The new teachers are clueless and the administration is in denial about their lack of teaching ability. Administration was told to hire first year teachers because it saves the district money. My daughter has an English teacher who does not speak correct English! She gives a bunch of easy grades but when it comes to the practice test for the "state test." hardly any of them pass it. The teacher does not know how to teach what is on it. When you try to discuss this with administration they just tell you what supposed qualifications the teacher has and let you know there is nothing you can do about it. If you can afford a private school, send your child there!
Why do we need a principle or an assistant principle? The teachers make the decisions in this school. This school does not like parent involvement except where the almighty dollar comes in.
Olive Branch High is a great high school to attend. I love there teachers and Mr B. is awesome. You couldnt ask for a better school too attend if you ask me. I feel 100% safe and I learn something new everyday. Also, to the parent who judges all the teachers and acts like they are in all the classes, really! You cant judge something if you've never been in it shoes.
Graduated from Olive Branch High School....wonderful school, teachers and staff. Many good memories!
The Olive Branch school district is the perfect blend of cirriculum and relationships. Everyone there is so concerned about the education of the students as well as the importance of the 'Experience'.
I loved this school when I went there and now my son is going there and they still have the same wonderful values. The care for thier students and they make sure all of their students get the education they deserve.
I am a parent of three boys who have graduated from Olive Branch High School. I totally disagree with the parent who says the school does not prepare students for a four year university. One of my boys was a nationa merit scholar and scored a 35 on his ACT, as well as being a finalist in the United States Presidential Scholars Program, another was offered full ride scholarships to GA Tech, and several other colleges, my youngest son was offered scholarship to several schools around the state. Olive Branch High School is a good school, with good teachers. None of that happens unless you have great schools and high levels of parent involvement
As being a student of Olive Branch High School, I am gladly to be part of this program; in every aspect, the school provides many opportunities to the students academically and disciplinary. I am also part of the band, I play trumpet, in which, it is an outstanding program that offers students a high level of maturity and discipline.
I have a senior next year at OBHS. The only reason she is at this school is because of security and safety. The academic program stinks. They do not offer classes or have the teaching staff to prepare a student for a 4 year college program. Teaching and counseling staff prepare these students for a 2 year junior college and that's pretty much it. If you are an average student, please go somewhere else.
Im a student at Olive Branch High. I will be a sophomore this upcoming year. I am also a varsity cheerleader. This past year as a freshman I had a chance to be on several different clubs. Olive Branch high is a wonderful school and it brings learning and fun together in a wonderful way. The teachers are very understanding of personal problems and are easy to communicate with.
i think that olive branch isnt a good school to start with and is mostly aimed at pleasing the whites.
I have 3 boys in Olive Branch Schools 1 that is in OBHS, he is not in sports, or other extracuricular activities and he is still doing very well. When we moved here from Memphis City Schools 2 of them were very behind (the 3rd was not in school yet) and had to attend classes that gave them extra help, we thought that they would have to would have to graduate with a work diploma instead of a regular diploma but he has improved so much that he will graduate with a regular diploma and will be able to attend any college of his choice. Thanks OBHS and OBMS you have my praises. PS. My 3rd grader does excellent!!!!
I am a student at Olive Branch High School and I couldn't be happier anywhere else. The majority of the teachers truly care about their students, as well as their grades. The administration is constantly improving and growing larger, which by parental standards, I assume, is good. Athletic, academic, and extra-curricular programs are plentiful and timeworthy. I feel like I am honestly getting the best high school education available to me. Although recently the student body and faculty count has varied this year, due to the school being overly populated, (new schools have been built causing many students and teachers to transfer) it has managed to still be one of the best schools in Desoto county. There are a few programs that aren't offered, but all of the major/important classes are. Overall, OBHS is a wonderful school to enroll your student in. Heck, even the cafeteria food is OK.
This school is a quagmire of teachers who play favorites and do not give objective or fair grades. The classroom lectures consist of 15 minutes of info and the rest of the class period is spent in freetime. Favoritism is played in discipline, honors, and recognitions by the school. It is NOT a College Prep school, but fully focused on Vo-tech. Most honors go to students who parents teach at the same school (OBHS). Academic programs fall behind Sports and Music programs. The school administration and the faculty do NOT want parental involvement of any kind in the school. Since Dr.Garret's transfer, the school has declined along with discipline, academic learning, and college prep. The school is overcrowded which adds to the turmoil. Most decent teachers have transferred to another local school.
Olive Branch High is perhaps the best school I've ever attended. I've been to several schools because of my father's job requiring him to travel. However, about eight years ago we settled into Olive Branch. Since then I've attended their schools. I am a proud member in both the Band and two of the Choirs. I coudln't be happier at this school. The staff has an extensive knowlege in the areas they teach. Also, the pricipals, as well as the teachers and counselors are always available to speak to when you have a problem. Olive Branch is definitely a remarkable school and I recommend it highly to the new-comers of DeSoto County, more specifically Olive Branch.
OBHS is a horrible place and the only people who excel are the students children in all the elite club and sports (Deca,Cheerleading etc.)are also the teachers kids what a coincedence i think not. -a current student- psif your moving here home school your children.
My child has just started high school but has been in Olive Branch Schools for 3yrs. I feel the school has great leadership and is doing a great job educating our children.
OBHS is a great school. The teachers really care about the students and kids get a good education. There is alot to choose from club and sports wise. The school is very decent and the students are overall good kids. There is little trouble there.
Olive Branch high is a wonderful school and I would recommend any student to attend this school. I graduated from this school and I do it all ove again if I could. The teachers are wonderful, the atmosphere is safe, the pricipals are great with the students and staff,and its a beautiful school phycically overall. I love Olive Branch High and I am proud to say that I graduated from there.
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