« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Louisville, KY
Students enrolled: 650

Contact this school

4530 Bellevue Ave
Louisville, KY 40215

School website
(502) 485-8331
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North address.

February 25, 2014
My son is in the 6 the grade at this school. We actually chose this school over our resides school. My son absolutely loves this school. He is so happy everyday when I pick him up, and his teachers have been wonderful. He is currently in the ap classes and has been on the honor roll all year so far. He really enjoys going to school now and he didn't in elementary. Mr.?Perkins is a great principal and I think he is doing good things for this school. We are very happy with our decision to send our son to this all boys school.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2013
I currently have a son attending this school for the first year. We were apprehensive in the beginning because of the school being all boy school, and our son was used to coed. These past few months have been great, I have ask my son daily how his day went and he always gives a positive response. I have received feedback from each of the teachers and when I email or phone they always respond timely. I am pleased at this point and my son stated he is interested in returning for 2014-15 school year as well. Keep up the good work, grades are looking pretty good too.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2013
Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North This school is the best school. The teachers and staff go to great measures to insure my son gets a meaniful education. They are always very helpful and he really enjoys school.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2013
If you truly love your child PLEASE research this place thoroughly. Study public records thoroughly.

- submitted by a community member

November 25, 2012
The good thing about this school is that the teachers are really engaged and do a good job overall. The problem is that there are so many bad and disruptive children that the inmates run the jail! My son goes to school to learn and is constantly bullied. Each time the problem is addressed but then other incidents occur. I think the school worries too much about their attendance rather than making sure it is a safe environment for learning. I wish I would have sent my son to a better school but then again, JCPS does not make that easy, especially living in the South End.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2012
I want people to know that reviews of our school prior to 2008 are not valid as they represent an old school as it closed and Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North reopened as a new school in 2008. The reviews prior came from a school that existed on this location called Southern Middle School or Southern Leadership Academy, which is now closed. We have made great strides since becoming an all boys school and this is an outstanding school. Bill Perkins, Principal

- submitted by a teacher

December 15, 2010
I am a teacher at FLOAN and I can say that this school is a fantastic place for young men to be educated. The opportunities here are endless. We have great teachers, a supportive administration, and a student body filled with potential. It is easy to leave a negative comment on a site such as this, but if you were in the school, you would know - a difference is being made here.

- submitted by a teacher

March 24, 2010
Before this school became all-boys and Olmsted Academy North, it did have many issues. Since the change there have been tremendous strides made in improving the school and it is undoubtedly one of the best schools in Jefferson Co. The office staff as well as the teaching staff has been very helpful and care about the students as if they were their family.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 29, 2009
This school is the best... You get a great education and there are hard working teachers.

- submitted by a student

September 06, 2004
I think that this is the very best school to send your child. My child has attended this school since the sixth grade and he loves it.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2004
This is by far the saddest excuse I have ever seen for a school. All boys are taught on the second level of the building by only male teachers, all girls are taught on the first level by only female teachers. The teachers have no control whatsoever over the students. My daughter sits for the first 3 hours of the day in her class doing nothing, while the other kids run around and yell. There are a lot of fights, alot of racial slurs in all directions. The students cuss out the teachers and they do nothing about it. The kids are esctorted from class to class because things are so bad. The kids run the school, period. Your child will not learn here. Their test scores are low so opt your child out of here if you care about them!

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2004
This must be the worst school in the state of Kentucky. There are fights on a daily basis and the teachers and principle do not even try to help innocent bystanders. The police have to take kids out of there quite often. When my granddaughters glasses were ripped off her face and twisted in half by another student, the principle did absolutely nothing to the student, however, when my granddaughter finally decided to stand up for herself and was caught calling another student a name (something we do not approve of) her father was given the option of picking her up or she could stay in detention all day. It seems they would rather teach the kids that fighting is the only way to make it in this world.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Rolling deadline


Find out what parents are saying about Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: December 16, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North
4530 Bellevue Ave, Louisville, KY  40215
(502) 485-8331
Last modified Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top