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Olive Branch MS--My Hometown Olive Branch, Mississippi. Where you will always feel welcomed by our merchants and citizens. Whether you are looking to relocate, start a business, or move your family to a new home you will find Olive Branch is the place to call home. Read the Full Story
Fastest Growing City Olive Branch named "2011's Fastest Growing City in the United States" by Bloomberg Businessweek. In the spring of 2011, a ranking completed by a location analysis company for Businessweek.com showed that Olive Branch was not only the fastest-growing town in Mississippi, but the fastest growing city in the U.S. Read the Full Story
OB Is Best Of Both Worlds In Olive Branch, you will find the best of two worlds... a small town atmosphere with a city next door. Excellent DeSoto County schools, wonderful city parks, a booming economy, and convenient shopping.... all reasons to make Olive Branch your home, ...and did we mention the 4 championship golf courses? Read the Full Story

OLIVE BRANCH SCHOOLS: Reasons People Love Olive Branch

 

Academics: OB schools PUSH our students to grow academically:

  • CENTER HILL ELEMENTARY – Nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School
  • OLIVE BRANCH ELEMENTARY– Read, read, read – 3,488 free books given to our children for their home libraries
  • LEWISBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and LEWISBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL – 1st place winners in District Science Fair held in Oxford
  • CENTER HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL – Highest academic rating of A school since opened in 2009
  • ALL HIGH SCHOOLS ARE ‘A’ SCHOOLS
  • OLIVE BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL – 90 honor graduates
  • LEWISBURG HIGH SCHOOL – Highest test scores in the state!
  • CENTER HILL HIGH SCHOOL – Added 40 students to ACT 30+ club – have 125 total
  • DESOTO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL – Newsweek Magazine named school one of “America’s Best High Schools”
  • OVERPARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Received the Champion of Change Award from MDE for improvement over 3 consecutive years
  • PLEASANT HILL ELEMENTARY, CHICKASAW ELEMENTARY, OLIVE BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL – All received PREPS award for growth on state test scores
  • OLIVE BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL – Grew more in test scores than any other DeSoto County middle school

College and career readiness:

  • Only school district on AP Honor Roll
  • Seniors received $40 million in scholarship offers district wide
  • DeSoto County Career and Technology Center East offers 4 unique programs to students at Olive Branch Schools:
    • Industrial Maintenance
    • Health Sciences – Methodist hospital
    • Law and Public Safety
    • Transportation Logistics

Extracurricular activities: Build a sense of belonging, team spirit, discipline, hard work

Athletic Programs:

  • All schools have strong football programs - OLIVE BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL – State Football Champions in 2011
  • CENTER HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL – Cheer won state and received 3rd place in nationals
  • DESOTO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL – Recently won the north half championship in baseball
  • OLIVE BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL – Girls basketball went to state for first time and came in 2nd in 6A, boys soccer won district championship
  • CENTER HILL HIGH SCHOOL – Dance team is 4 time national champions and track and field teams are the district champions for 4 years
  • LEWISBURG HIGH SCHOOL – in 8 years as a school, have 10 state championships

Fine Arts - AP ArtClasses in all High Schools:

  • OLIVE BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL and CENTER HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL– Band and choir received all superior ratings at district and state levels
  • OLIVE BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL – Students competed in a contest and won $10k for our QuistorVoice news program
  • CENTER HILL HIGH SCHOOL – 100% of band seniors have been offered college scholarships
  • LEWISBURG HIGH SCHOOL – Band earned 2 state championship titles

Service to our Community:

  • OLIVE BRANCH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL – Camp Build program to build high character with our children; partnership with OLIVE BRANCH POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • LEWISBURG PRIMARY SCHOOL – “Heart to Heart” program for community outreach, including Ronald McDonald House, LeBonheur, and Shoeboxes for Soldiers
  • CENTER HILL ELEMENTARY – Students shaved their heads in support of teacher diagnosed with breast cancer; raised over $60,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • OVERPARK ELEMENTARY – Raised $105,000 & donated to St Jude
  • PLEASANT HILL ELEMENTARY – Raised over $14,000 for Jump Rope for Heart
  • LEWISBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL – Donated school supplies to tornado victims in Tupelo area
  • LEWISBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Collected socks of love at Valentine’s Day to distribute at local homeless shelters
  • OLIVE BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL – 250 members of Interact Service Club, and has given 7,550 hours of community service just this past school year

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