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Olympic View Elementary School

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Posted March 3, 2012

i love this school, and so does my daughter. before she went to an alternitive school and she was not being challenged, and know she is in 6th grademath and is getting challenged. this school has great programs and after shcool stuff. some after school programs are acidemic and some are just for fun. and the play program is amazing, and tomorrow is the closing night for there play aladin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

This school is horrible. There is not enough space to write all the things that are bad (only 150 characters). This is my childs 1st yr here and I am looking at other schools to transfer her to. The last straw was the teacher saying they dont have to do homework -- its assigned but the teachers have been told not to "punish" the kids for their homework -- staying in for recess or grading it. Wish I could list all that is wrong DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

If you look at the statistics for this school, you will see that 76% of the teachers have a Masters Degree-a higher percentage than any other elementary school in Federal Way. The teachers at this school work tirelessly to help students coming from poverty as well as those who start kindergarten with no English skills at all. When families struggled with Christmas this year, a nearby church helped 250 families. That left 48 kids without Christmas food and gifts...until the staff, some of whom are going through their own financial struggles, decided to provide Christmas for those other 48 kids. Because their is so little parent involvement the teachers do all the extra things for the school, such as reading night, math night, music concerts, book fair, carnival. They do this because they are dedicated teachers who work hard for their students in an effort to bridge the gap.


Posted January 28, 2008

Although the teachers my kids have this year are wonderful and supportive. There are a handful of them who I think aren't doing enough for the kids. I know there isn't alot of parent support/ volunteers, but the improvement needs to be addressed inside the school. The teachers my kids have this year are the type of teachers that need to be at the school to make it grow. Encourage the kids that's what it is all about. I believe that this school is a good school for my kids now. The programs to help children with homework and tutoring are great and glad to have them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

This school does great for the support it gets. There is minimal parent support, the school seems to be 'poor' financially, and it seems skills of the teachers are not up to par with the other FW schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2003

Olympic View has a wonderful welcoming attitude from the principal on through every member of its teaching and support staff. Diversity is welcomed and celebrated and every student gets an opportunity to shine.


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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
13%
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%
Female44%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female66%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income54%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English36%
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 Students49%
Female42%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income48%
Not low incomen/a
Special education7%
Not special education60%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female46%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Special education7%
Not special education62%
Limited English43%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students35%
Female33%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income33%
Not low incomen/a
Special education7%
Not special education42%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income52%
Not low incomen/a
Special education15%
Not special education69%
Limited English30%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Not low incomen/a
Special education15%
Not special education62%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Special education15%
Not special education48%
Limited English20%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 20%
White 16% 60%
Black 12% 5%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 139%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 286%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 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Cindy Dracobly

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2626 SW 327th St
Federal Way, WA 98023
Phone: (253) 945-3500

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