This school is a joke. The staff doesn't even look like they want to be there, not to mention talk to parents. They want parent involvement but only from certain parents and volunteers so don't expect to help out. If your kid is main stream they will fly under the radar and you won't have a issue but you can count on being behind when you move. If you have a child that needs special education you can be sure they drag there feet and try as hard as they can to prove they don't. The school psychologist is a piece of work, she actually told me she just used Wikipedia as a reliable source. She will treat you like garbage and has zero people skills. They are not equipped to handle military families they have a lunch program and think that is enough, they are oblivious.
Excellent teachers, top notch principal, outstanding parent participation. The only thing this school lacks (like most others in WA State) is proper funding and smaller class sizes. Principal earns respect from students, teachers and parents with friendly, respectful and fair treatment of all. He definitely walks the talk.
This is our second year at Olympic View and we've been very impressed. The curriculum is diverse while continuing to build the necessary foundation.
This is a great school so far. My girls have attended private school since Kindergarten. We just enrolled them at Olympic View this year and it is a fabulous learning environment. The pricipal and teachers are upbeat and positive. The families are welcoming. I look forward to a great year.
They show concern above and beyond for the children who attend there. They are friendly in personal visits and over the phone. they are willing to take calls concerning a stituation/or calling you back on that concern. Yeah to the teachers in Olympic View Elementary School.
This school is surrounded by older homes and gives a deceiving impression to a passer by. The Principal is smart, kind and motivated. He commands respect in a friendly, approachable way. The support staff in the office is also great and when comparing notes with other families in different school districts, my children are ahead of the curve.
We love Olympic View, it took a while, I am the one who gave it a 2 star raiting. My child is excelling, and I feel is being challanged in some areas. The programs that are being offered are wonderful! They offer CAN, Comunity Action Nights that are quite educational. We have experianced a PTA Movie night, Assemblies, and one of the best Reading programs ever. I just wish the first 9 weeks woundn't have gone so slowly. I am a Teacher, I know what goes on the first 9 weeks, and I also know that the students who are on target pop out at you within the first few days. Please continue to challenge them constantly.
Olympic View Elementary has a warm, friendly feel, and I love volunteering my time in this school! The staff is very supportive and helpful. The teachers my daughter has had so far, have been stellar- always going above and beyond their job descriptions. This school has met AYP (adequate yearly progress) in all areas, so I feel it is a great school.
Olympic View has been a very positive experience for our family. Excellent teachers, quality leadership and abundant parent involvement. Just one month into the school year, and it is clear that OVE is successfully involving parents, teachers and students in everything from fundraising & volunteer opportunites, to enrichment and curriculum development. Take one step through the front doors and you will instantly recognize a friendly, well organized facility(not to mention freshly painted walls courtesy of our PTA and parent volunteers) where all students are supported and encouraged to give their best. Whether it be academics, good behavior or community involvement, Olympic View parents can feel confident about sending their children to this safe and highly productive elementary school. Our principal Mr Richards is the best!!
This school deserves better rating then the previous parent that gave two stars. We have a 2nd gder and during the first weeks of 1st grd they were not learning colors or letters, students were given work according to their skills! So its a possiblity that the teacher feels that student needs more work in that area. Over all this school has improved over the last 2 years and is geting better w/ the new principal, who is extreamly involved with student learning. He is aware and active in studen learning and parents wants for thier children. My advice for that other parent is to go to the school and talk to the principal about your concerns. You might be surprized the reaction you get. After all we are the only ones that can advocate for our kids, also go to the PTA meetings get involved.
I just read the last review about OVE and am shocked. My son is a 1st grader also and is really enjoying himself. His teacher has been teaching for almost 23 years and really knows her stuff. If you have a problem with what your child is learning, you should call ex-president George W. Bush. He started the 'No Child Left Behind' act. I can tell you that some of the children in my son's class should not be in 1st grade, but taking kindergarten over again. The reason your child is learning their colors and letters is probably because the teacher is trying to see where each child is academically. The school is in the process of starting a tutor program, where individuals in the community can come in and work with children that need extra help. Get your facts straight before you review this school next time.
First of all let me just say this to you. First grade in the beginning is a test period. The teachers need to find out if the children know the basics and if they Don't then they get the appropriate help they will need.. So please just give it some time. I have a second grader and a kindergarten there and I both will start and finish there! We love Olympic View elem and will continue there until we go to a higher school!!! Go Eagles!!!
My child is in 1st grade and I am very impressed with her progress thus far. She is bringing home what I consider to be grade/age appropriate if not advanced homework assignments. The weekly spelling test requires that she use the words in a sentence in addition to just spelling them correctly. My daughter is thriving under this challenge. Her teacher is new to the school and is doing a fantastic job. We receive a weekly newsletter that clearly states her expectations and goals for the class. We also receive individual feedback on how our daughter is doing and areas for improvement. Kudos to the OVE Principal who is really changing things for the better at this school. He is very hands on, returns phone calls and actually sets aside time every week to meet and have coffee with parents who wish to speak with him. We love Olympic View Elementary!
My son is in Kindergarten and so far I am really impressed with this school. It's nice that they have been able to save programs such as art and music. His teacher is wonderful and we are very pleased with OVE.
Olympic view has taught my child so much, and the teachers have been wonderful.
This is an outstanding school. The teachers are highly qualified and very motivated. My daughter has loved all her teachers here and I feel has received an excellent education. There is a wonderful library program and excellent art, music and PE instruction.
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