Students enrolled 388
School leader Kathryn Martin

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3038 Magnolia
Orange, CA 92865

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(714) 637-8218
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4 stars
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February 01, 2011
This is one of, or maybe, THE best elementary schools in Orange! The principal, Mrs. Martin, should be an example for all Elementary School principals. The teachers care about TEACHING, the Admin. Staff care about HELPING, the parents care about BEING INVOLVED...and that makes the students HAPPY & SMART! This school also has after school art, chess, drama, & track available for those who want to sign up. Last, but not least, the lunch staff & janitors are KIND to the students & parents. What more could you ask for?!!

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August 04, 2009
My son and daughter attend Olive Elementary. I can honestly say that I have been extremely happy with every teacher that my kids have had. I have always experienced open two way communication with the teachers. When we suspected that my son may be ADD, his teacher bent over backward to initiate district testing for him. She was also diligent in working with him to help him maintain his focus in the classroom. He absolutely loved being in her class. Mrs. Martin, our new Principal, is a great addition to the school. She is friendly, has the respect of the teachers and is very involved with the children.

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May 21, 2009
I just love how close the teachers and staff are with the students at this school. It's so personal, and very comfortable for my daughter at Olive.

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May 21, 2009
My son has attended Olive for 7 years, we love our little school. Our new Principal is a wonderful addition to our school. The teachers are wonderful & work very hard to give our children the best education possible. The office staff is by far the best in the district, they are always so friendly & helpful. As we move on this year we will miss our Olive family very much.

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no rating December 29, 2007
There is absolutely no leadership at Olive anymore! Once Mrs. Salata left and was replaced by Mrs. Smith, the kids, teachers and staff pretty much run the school. Violence is escalating on the playground due to the boundary changes. Olive used to cater to the top % of learners. Now it seems to teach to the lowest common denominator.

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May 11, 2007
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March 23, 2006
Great school. Wonderful staff. Small classes. Lots of parental involvement.

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no rating January 07, 2006
The teachers are great! The office ladies are very kind and bend over backwards to meet the needs of all families. It would be nice to see more positive parent involvement.

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August 08, 2005
My kids have had a couple of good teachers and two great teachers. I loved my sons last teacher. She was instrumental in making his year successful. She is no longer at Olive anymore though. I have been mostly happy with our time at Olive.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2005
Wonderful, caring teachers, but a severe lack of funding. Poor student-teacher ratios. Expect one to two fundraisers each month, not all of them practical or successful. Field trips are rare and not funded. Fortunately, there is still some art, music and computer enrichment available. Some problems with communication and the administration expects everyone to 'know the drill,' even when you are new. The school does have an automatic system that delivers phone reminders for minimum days and holidays. If you need afterschool care, there are only two instructors (minimal supervision) for more that 70 children and they mix kindergartners all the way through 6th graders.

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January 26, 2005
My son was a first grader at this school. The school it self is great. The office staff not so much. They are great untill you make some kind of complaint. Then they are mean.

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August 07, 2003
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Olive Elementary School
3038 Magnolia, Orange, CA  92865
(714) 637-8218
Last modified Olive Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Olive Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top