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Bloomington, MN
Students enrolled: 867

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4551 West 102nd St
Bloomington, MN 55437

(952) 806-8600
(952) 806-8601
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December 30, 2014
My son has attended Olson since 6th grade (now in 8th), and Olson has been great for him. As a whole, he has teachers who really care and put forth a lot of effort in making sure the parents are completely aware of what's going on in school. They are also willing to put in time to make sure your child can go in to ask questions, retake tests, do make-ups, etc. Even though the principal Mr. Lee left at the end of my son's 6th grade year, it seems like Mr. Kuhns is a strong replacement.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2014
My school is generally a good school with good teachers. After the former Principal Tom Lee left it has hit some rough patches. Now with the district lines redrawn a lot of kids that don't care about education are attending Olson. So far my experience has been good. Not everyone is going to have the same opinion but overall it should be rated and seen as a good school.

- submitted by a community member

March 24, 2014
When Mr. Lee was recruited to be principal to turn the school around it did well but when he left everything went south. Bullying, self cutting, illegal drug use, teacher disrespect, etc... In rampant in that school and the leadership could care less. Counselors spend more time trying to be friends with students than to fulfill their role as "counsel." Teachers are not educating, they give exams and homework and if you fail the students just do it over til they get it right so grades don't truly represent your child's level of success. I explored other schools and was told my child would not be able to transfer into honors elsewhere since Olson does not meet the level of education that other Minnesota schools offer. Think twice before sending your child here.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2013
Great school!!! Our daughter has some attention and focusing issues yet for the first two trimesters of her 6th grade she got great grades due to her hard work, but more importantly due to incredible teachers that are there for her. I get my e-mails returned, I get my requests for class notes answered when she misses something, etc. etc. Kids are held responsible for their work and being motivated and helped. They have a great system of "Target Learning" so each kid knows exactly what to study for a test. They have "Academic Seminars" twice a week where you can come if you did not do well on the test and the material is reviewed and can retake the test when new learning is shown. If you did great on the test, they provide extra instruction during Academic Seminar for those kids. Great System!!! Mr. Lee is the best "captain of this great ship", great judgement, very involved and kids admire him and listen to him. He is one in his own class. Also, if there are any behavioral problems and they know about it, they deal with it. Missbehavior, distracting other students, etc is delt with swiftly. Love this school!! My daughter feels "at home" there. Best Middle School in Bloom.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2011
We have had a great experience so far at Olson Middle School. The principal is very active in the students and how they are treated as well as holding them accountable for actions, activities and any projects they may be doing. He is very in tune to what they need to do for their future. The teaching teams work well together to make a great experience.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2010
I love this school! I have gone here for 3 years (This is my third, Im in 8th grade). We do so many fun things, and I have been in all honors (Math and English) its worth the extra effort to be in them because then you know that you have the ability to do honors in High school. I enjoy having band and spanish and the other exporitories. This is a very rounded school!

- submitted by a student

February 17, 2009
With Mr. Tom Lee as the Principal of Olson Middle School for the second of our current three years there (one more year for us), it hits the stars! Thanks to Mr. Lee and the OMS staff! You are doing an awesome job and we are proud to be a part of it! Cougar Pride! ~LB

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2008
My child loves Olson Middle School! They think it is a GREAT place to go! The teachers are awesome! especially Mr. Hahn! He is the language art teacher and my childs reading teacher! Thank You!

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December 05, 2008
This schools is the BEST!!! All of those bad reviews are lies!!!!! I go there and I think its the best schools ever! Great teacher, great students and great lunches. Most of the kids in my grade (6th) are in honors, and the honors classes are hard, but are do-able. I love this school and anyone who tells you differently, it's just because they don't try hard enough!

- submitted by a student

November 30, 2008
I have been going to this school for 2 year and I think this school is ok. Some teacher are really fun to be with others need to have a little more fun and not always talk about them selves. Its also been really hard becuase all of the curriculms have changed like in math and health. So, the teachers are new at teaching this. And my math class is the 'Guine Pigs' we dont get it as well as the other math class, and when we have a test the class after us always does better and she kinda blames it on us. So maybe the teachers should study the lesson plan a little bit better.

- submitted by a student
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November 29, 2008
Well I am a student there now. I am in 7th grade and I think from the other reviews that the school has much improved. Sure we still have to share some papers. But that's in every school and since I am a child you may not take me seriously but I love this school I would not go anywhere else. (Maybe get rid of some of my classmates)

- submitted by a student

October 30, 2008
Olson Middle School Could be way better. The teachers are nice, but the curriculum could be way better. The library is awesome! The librarian is awesome! This school needs to modernize. As the teachers do a great job here the students here have lots more freedom but need to be a bit more controlled. The special Education program needs a lot of work.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2008
Nice school with nice teachers, although some of them do not really know how to teach. This school is full of mean kids, but also has some really nice ones. Overall, my experience with this school has been good, but i wish to see some improvments in the future

- submitted by a student

October 14, 2004
I had a horrible expierience at this school. It has a new principal and now it is 6-8 but I dont know how much that will change it. I have ADHD and I was in the AP equivelent when i attended this school in 7th and 8th grade. They were inflexable to my learning style and could not help me. I almost failed 8th grade. After that i went to a private high school that treated me much better. Dont get me wrong there were some very great teachers and it was not all bad. But as i have gotten older and learned how education should work i have begun to realize how i was wronged by this school. I have not been back to see if it has changed and i was a student there from 1999-2001 when it was only 7th and 8th grades.

- submitted by a student

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Olson Middle School
4551 West 102nd St, Bloomington, MN  55437
(952) 806-8600
Last modified Olson Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Olson Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top