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Antelope, CA
Students enrolled: 536

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7926 Firestone Way
Antelope, CA 95843

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(916) 727-7400
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June 23, 2014
I am a parent of 2 type A boys. We had them in private school until 1,2 grades (they are 9 and 8 now). We had to stop due to financial constraints and were pleasantly surprised by the excellent experience we had at Olive Grove. At this school the principal, Mr. Giannini, EMPOWERS the teachers to teach and manage their classroom environments. They expect that parents will be engaged and participate (and we do). Their teaching methods are adaptable to reach all kids but they have programs to help bring the kids skills into alignment with their grade-level if needed. This is a fantastic school, with a fantastic staff and I could not be happier. This school should be a model for other schools in this area (Oak Hill, Dudley, etc.)

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
This school is absolutely top notch. I had to pull my kids from a fantastic private school and was surprised to find that Olive Grove had an energized teaching force, great administrative staff, and a vibrant and engaged parent base. All of this equates to an excellent learning environment. The curriculum is standard fare, but the teachers engage parents and the community to assist in the learning. Their activities are inclusive of the "english as a second language" children as well so the learning gaps can be quickly bridged. The principal encourages creativity in the classroom of his teachers. This fosters a results oriented and "energetic" teachers core and they are the best thing about this school. I am so grateful that we moved here.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
Olive grove elementary school has really been good so far for our kids. Teachers are good.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
This school is by far the best elementary school in this zip code. Parents participation is encouraged and appreciated.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2013
This school was a nightmare! My children attended for six-long-years and the Principals, Teachers, and Aides were terrible!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2011
What a great school Olive Grove Elementary is. They have great teachers and parents can volunteer at the school and work in the classrooms. They even have dads, grandpa's, uncles ect that volunteer their time to patrol the campus to make sure it's safe. The principle is great. I see him talking/mentoring children and making sure the campus is safe during the day.Also the PTSA is very active here. They raise money for the kids to go on field trips. They sometimes they have the field trips come to the school. I also like the fact that each classroom adapts a college every year. They have spirit days and the kids can wear their collage colors.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
great school that has a high expactation of it's students. A well structured school with a great hands on leader in Principal G.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2011
Principal G inspires his entire staff & student body to greatness. PTA sends every class on a yearly field trip!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
I love this school for my son. I am sad this is his last year here but my youngest will be starting the in August. The staff is wonderful. My son was in private school before coming here. He needed special services and other school districts turned us down, but Dry Creek Unified and Olive Grove accepted us. I am very happy with this school and all they have to offer.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
Olive Grove is hands down a great school! Solid computer, library, art and music programs. Principal Giannini is hands on, pro-active and encourages building kids' character with moral & ethical values. Doesn't shy away from addressing inappropriate students behaviors in a timely manner. Teachers are top notch! My child, nieces and nephews liked nearly every teacher (nothing/nobody's perfect). Front office staff is very friendly, helpful and goes out of their way for students/parents. PTA is productive and has been able to secure field trips at every grade level (even in this economy!) I'm blessed to have my daughter in this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The kids are great because of the leadership of the teachers. Their activities and student displays are top of the line. The teacher's are truly devoted and the parent's and the community love them.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2008
Olive Grove is the best school in the area. The staff and teachers are top notch. You can always count on a smile and a helpful cheery attitude from the office staff. The teachers go above and beyond for the kids. The parents at Olive Grove are very involved. The PTA does so much for the students and makes sure the students needs always come first. Your family would be luck to be a part of this terrific learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2008
Olive grove is my school. I have been going to olive grove since I was 6 years old. Now I am 10 and going to 5th grade. The school is a very nice place to learn and a safe school. I love it. I will miss it whene I go to middle school.

- submitted by a student
June 10, 2008
Great place to learn. Great staff, and great volunteer programs for the parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2007
this school is the best and it rocks

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2006
This is a good school with a lot of support for kids. Parent involvement is good, but not terribly open to newbies (bit cliquey). Wish there were more field trips, more fun activities for kids and generally better teachers (some are excellent, some lacking).

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Olive Grove is a great school. Keep up the great work the staff is so wonderful.Thank you to all the teachers at Olive Grove.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
Despite having a high EL population, Olive Grove Elementary is a premier school in Placer County. Olive Grove offers a number of after school clubs including choir, art, healthy cooking, chess, and scrapbooking to name a few. The daily academic expectations are enhanced by strong parent involvement. A volunteer coordinator takes teacher requests for help and distributes them to a team of volunteers. The PTA is very active and provides various school events such as Spring Carnival, Book Fairs, Literature Night, and Talent Shows. Olive Grove Elementary is a model school to surrounding communities and districts. Overall, it is a wonderful educational experience for students, parents, and staff.

- submitted by a teacher
August 07, 2005
Great school, wonderful teachers , positive atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2005
I am thrilled with the teachers and the staff of Olive Grove Elementary School. The communication is great and my daughter really enjoys school for the first time. I am happy so happy we chose this school for her education.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
There is a large group of parents that are involved, without these parents the PTSA would not run. It is to bad that with the number of students the same handfull of parents have to do all the work. The school has many afterschool clubs, at no cost. Such as guitar, srapebooking and many others.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2005
I have two children in Olive Grove and have been quite pleased with their academics, parent participation, and overall structure.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2005
I am starting to wonder what it is that the children and teachers at this school do all day. I work with some of the children that attend this school and they seem to never know how to do thier homework. They are sent home with this packet that has no instructions, ledgends or keys to guide the children or the parents on what is needed to complete the assignment. For me it has been quite a few years since I was last in school, and I can tell you that I was not taught algebra while in the first grade. It would be nice if the children were sent home with some kind of text book to help me help them.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2004
Great school. The teachers really go the extra mile. The school focuses on academics as well as character developement.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2004
Olive Grove is a very good school. My oldest daughter graduated there about two years ago with straight A's and the other weill be entering 1st grade this next school year. To me the best thing about this school is the teachers. They will take the time to work with their students and also value parent input.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2004
This is my son's first year at Olive Grove. And so far it's been a great year. We're looking forward to the Hawaiian Hoopla I hope everyone will be out and making new friends at the school is the best part.You can't ask for anything more so Thank you to all those who make it fun to come to school. The kindergarten staff rocks. Thanks again.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2004
I just want to give Olive Grove teachers a big Thank You for making it easy for parents like myself be a part of my childs learning experence. The feeling of being welcome into the classroom is like none other.Thank You so much for making a difference in both my sons and my life.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
This is my sons first year in school and my first child to start school. I was nervous, but that all went to the wayside. This school is amazing, the teachers truely love what they do and have a great heart for the kids. There are alot of activities and alot of parent involvement. It is a real home town school and everyone pitches in where need be from the shade structure to the tile wall, to the gardening. I can't think of a better place for my children to go. We love you Olive Grove, from the teachers to the principal to the volunteers to our wonderful janitor!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2004
Olive Grove has made incredible leaps and bounds during the these first 5 years. It is considered one of the best schools in the area. My children love school and all the activities after school that are available. You couldn't ask for better parent involvement and the administration really works hard to make it a fun and safe enviroment. When I compare with friends in other districts on how the students are beign taught, what is offered to help students etc. I am so greatful that my children go to Olive Grove. Thanks Olive Grove!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2003
The teachers go the extra mile to help each student succeed. Their API score have been dramatically increasing each year. Way to go!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I find it real sad that some schools at Center School District have better test scores than ours. This is a great neighborhood, I wish that the board members would take a serious intrest in a school from Antelope instead of putting all their time into the Roseville schools.

- submitted by a parent

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Olive Grove Elementary School
7926 Firestone Way, Antelope, CA  95843
(916) 727-7400
Last modified Olive Grove Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Olive Grove Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top