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.)
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.
Olive grove elementary school has really been good so far for our kids. Teachers are good.
This school is by far the best elementary school in this zip code. Parents participation is encouraged and appreciated.
This school was a nightmare! My children attended for six-long-years and the Principals, Teachers, and Aides were terrible!
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.
great school that has a high expactation of it's students. A well structured school with a great hands on leader in Principal G.
Principal G inspires his entire staff & student body to greatness. PTA sends every class on a yearly field trip!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great place to learn. Great staff, and great volunteer programs for the parents.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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