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Olivia Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 613 students

 

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Posted June 8, 2014

My family recently moved into the neighborhood, but after reading some reviews, we decided to home school for this year. A couple of weeks ago, we did a walk through of the school and met with the interim principal and did a walk through of several of the class rooms. I thought the staff was very friendly and overall, I thought the school was fine. (I didn't think it was outstanding, but it wasn't as bad as many of the reviews made it seem)The reason we did the walk through was to determine if we would be sending our kids there next year. My only concern is safety. I noticed that the class room doors were not locked and anybody could open them. This is not a closed campus, so I feel like anyone could easily bypass the office and enter a classroom. I asked the principal about it, and she said the school didn't feel that safety was a problem. I only live half a mile from the school, and I see how much police activity goes on here. I feel like the school is not being proactive in keeping the kids safe. It only takes one time, by one person, to create a safety issue. Locking the doors is one simple way to help keep kids safe. For this reason, we will be homeschooling next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

Great school - teachers care, and put forth a lot of effort for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

Olivia park has the rudest office staff and principal I have ever met!! These people obviously hate kids and defiently should not be working at a school! My daughter has had one amazing teacher here and the other ones were not good at all! needless to say I transfered my daughter out of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

I have not been very impressed with this school. My son has been a student for 4 years and each year seems to get worse. The office staff has to be the rudest and the phone etiquette is awful. I find this school to be very unorganized. My other two younger children will definitely not be attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

I love Olivia Park Elementary School!! The teachers and staff are wonderful and they truly care about your children's education and will go the extra mile to make each and every student learn new things and feel special. I feel my daughters are getting a great education!! :0)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

Olivia Park Elementary is a Wonderful School!! The staff and teachers are very positive and kind with strong leadership skills and I feel my kids are getting a great education!! I love the school garden too! =)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

I have been warmed with open arms as a volunteer for Olivia Park Elementary School's community garden. I have seen many volunteers, teachers and students dedicate their free time to the school's wholsome approach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

What a great community--'love the garden!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

They have wonderful staff and faculty who make the children feel comfortable and proud to be polar bears. They also draw in the community, establishing a sense of belonging that has not existed for quite some time. I love Olivia Park Elementary School because this school is doing what every school should do - educating students in a positive light, and encouraging parent and community involvement!


Posted October 28, 2010

This school is amazing. The architecture and outlay of the school allows the kids to express their creativity, from playing on the creative playground to decorating the halls with their posters. The teachers really care for the students. The education program digs deep into the students, promoting leadership and imagination. The brand new garden is the physical proof that a community can work together to create amazing things. It's the perfect school for the kind of neighborhood.


Posted October 15, 2010

My kids and I love the teachers, Principal Edie Reclusado and all the parent volunteers. Its a great school with an amazing community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2010

The school is awful, and overcrowded for sure. There might be a few kids who are motivated to learn but most of them moved to the schools on the West side of the district under the "choice program". The leadership is terrible. One year they had "no homework" policy, last year they changed it but some kids already used to not having homework and not willing to learn at all. PTA is not bad though- they do have quite a few free events during the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2010

there is a "special quality" about olivia park. I had transferred my son from odysee right after I had issues witht he principal and diciplianrian there. I found the principal, my sons teachers, the psychologist, nurse and staff all working together and truly communicating with each other to do the best for my child. I have also heard this from other parents as well. They also sponsor other free events for students and families, such as recycled arts night, movie night, and the garden every saturday. there is a certain spirit there, a certain inclusiveness that you wont find these days at other schools and it has to do with the leadership. Ms. Reclasado listens, and is prepared to work as a parnership with parents, thats a quality that you will not find anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

My son attended six years at Olivia Park, I can't say enough about the teachers and staff. They really cared about their students, when we were there. Especially Ms. M, There was a lot of parents involved with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

My daughter has attended this school for 5 years. The teachers and staff are excellent. We have had a very positive experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

My daughter has attended this school for 5 years. The staff is very friendly and accomadating. The teachers are very helpful. It will be sad leaving this school, since this is my daughters last year here. I'd say its the best elementary school in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

My son and daughter both attend this school and I am very happy with their progress. The teachers care about their learning, as when I have questions the contact me back within a days time. They explain things that I don't understand. My son is in speech classes and was having trouble learning with the class. His teacher talked with me, we had a group meeting with the school psycoligist, principal, teachers and others to help develop a plan for him to learn and feel good about himself. It was a simple star chart, but it made all the difference for him!! Teamwork is how it is accomplished. The only bad thing is the lack of PE and Music.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income34%
Not low income60%
Special education10%
Not special education47%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income54%
Not low income76%
Special education15%
Not special education69%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income55%
Not low income81%
Special education42%
Not special education64%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female72%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income57%
Not low income90%
Special education33%
Not special education70%
Limited English26%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female61%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income47%
Not low income71%
Special education8%
Not special education60%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students56%
Female56%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income48%
Not low income76%
Special education8%
Not special education64%
Limited English13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income66%
Not low income71%
Special education15%
Not special education77%
Limited English19%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income55%
Not low income71%
Special education0%
Not special education70%
Limited English19%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 40% 20%
White 32% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Black 8% 5%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 134%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 269%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 65%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Everett, WA 98204
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