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Olalla Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 306 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 16, 2014

I love love love this school. Teachers are amazing! Smaller classrooms than most schools nearby! Music PE librarian are also amazing Friendly caring office staff Kind principle who is actively trying to get to know each kid Organized parent pickup drop off area separate from bus area Volunteers are always welcome with a background check Office is right in front and they are very good about not letting anyone beyond that point during school hours without checking in! Makes me feel much safer not having to worry about kids at school with people wandering around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Olalla Elementary is a wonderful school. It is small and personal. The staff is friendly and always makes families feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

Wow....you can't always believe what you read! Check it out for yourself! After home schooling for 11yrs I have enrolled two at Olalla Elementary. From the initial call to the office staff, to my interview with the principal, all has been wonderful. Two days into school....I am impressed with the teachers! The key is to be involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

We love this school. All the teachers we've had were top notch. The principal is very open and the office staff have been great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

I actually take the time to volunteer on a weekly basis and this school is wonderful! The administration's open door policy is rare and treasured by this active parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

Administration desk not friendly. Principal not very professional. Teachers there are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

We love this school. Our child is doing great. We've liked all her teachers so far and the administration is freindly and will take time to listen to your concerns. We have never had any problem at Olalla.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2006

neither my Son nor I liked this school they are lax in education and Uber-critical of policy, I am withdrawing my child and enrolling him elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

The quality of teaching at Olalla is tremendous. Students receive a very high standard of teaching. However the number of students in each class hold the teachers back from teaching the students and challenging them to the highest standard possible. If Olalla offered more teachers and lower class sizes I feel my child would be able to exel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

I think Olalla is a great little school sure it could be better (they all could) but I find if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

Having had 3 children pass through Olalla Elementary I can say it's administration is bottom of the barrel. Though they do seem to have a few good teachers they need to take educating such young people very seriously which they fail to do.
—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.

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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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
20%
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 59% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income71%
Not low income65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income57%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income91%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female86%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income91%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income81%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
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 Students68%
Female63%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income48%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income57%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income57%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
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 Students58%
Female65%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income45%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income75%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
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 77% 60%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Hispanic 9% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 248%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 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 47%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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