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Olive Grove Elementary School

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2011:
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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 16, 2013

Olive grove elementary school has really been good so far for our kids. Teachers are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 7, 2011

Principal G inspires his entire staff & student body to greatness. PTA sends every class on a yearly field trip!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 10, 2008

Great place to learn. Great staff, and great volunteer programs for the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

this school is the best and it rocks
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 7, 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


Posted August 7, 2005

Great school, wonderful teachers , positive atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


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This school's
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866

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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API score

866

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8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females68%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students83%
Females68%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner83%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females60%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females83%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females83%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females74%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner76%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females73%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females77%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students72%
Females76%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 58%
Asian 15%
Hispanic 12%
Two or more races 10%
Black 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/AN/A
English language learners 38%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Andrew Giannini
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  • (916) 727-7410

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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7926 Firestone Way
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