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Olympic Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 325 students

 

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Posted December 5, 2008

I guess I feel lucky after reading these reviews. I have found the teachers and office staff very friendly and kind to my children. i agree about some of the principal comments and we have dealt with a teacher asst. And a teacher we didnt care for but that will happen anywhere. This school is a small neighborhood school and i think they get overlooked but my kids have been very happy, and i would recommened it to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2008

I have had nothing but bad experiences since bringing my Girls to this school. The teachers are Wonderful , but there Administrative Staff and other Staff are Rude and disrespectful to the parents, It makes me wonder what my children are being treated like. The principal is very Rude and lacks the ability to hold her own.
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Posted July 5, 2008

We have had both good and bad experiences with this school. I do agree with some of the other reviews that the principal and some of the staff could make some improvements in the attitude. However, we have had some very wonderful kindergarten and first grade teachers. Thanks to the teachers, we are happy with the education our child has received. Still, we keep hoping for a replacement for the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

I have had problems with communication with this school, and have been disappointed in the staff. They seem rude and non-caring to parents. I have been very open-minded, but only can do so for so long. I dread dropping my child off wondering if he is being treated as they treat me or other parents!
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Posted September 27, 2005

This school has a lot of potential but since getting a new principal a few years ago it has gotten worse and worse. There are still a few great teachers but overall the staff quality is well below average. Communication between parents and staff is almost non-existant and strained when it does happen.
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Posted September 20, 2004

I think Olympic Elementary is a wonderful school. All of the staff is very friendly, caring, and helpful. I'm greatful that my child attends there.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students39%
Female37%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income60%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
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 Students17%
Female21%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Low income13%
Not low income31%
Special education18%
Not special education17%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female71%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income53%
Not low income69%
Special education9%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female79%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income56%
Not low income77%
Special education27%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
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 Students43%
Female36%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Low income43%
Not low income42%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income57%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female64%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income66%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
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
White 63% 60%
Hispanic 26% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 17%N/A8%
Special education 118%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 279%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 80%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Deborah Morgan

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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