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Port Orchard, WA
Students enrolled: 306

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6100 SE Denny Bond Blvd
Port Orchard, WA 98359

(360) 443-3350
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February 13, 2015
This he myis my son's first year at Olalla (1st grade). Last year we were in nearby Peninsula SD, which had a higher tax base, and I was worried about how lack of funds would impact his education. My fears were unfounded. He has a good, caring teacher who promptly replies to calls or notes, who clearly loves her job. My only complaints are minor: the office was very disorganized at the beginning of the year and there was some minor confusion; the younger students are unable to bring home library materials, although this was probably due to high rates of loss or theft; and the sports fields were off-limits to 1st graders during recess (although I believed they recently changed this insane policy. It probably doesn't sound like a big deal, but my son did not like the single play structure they were allowed to use, so he sat on the benches during recess while there was a field and sports equipment available that he couldn't use.

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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.

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February 09, 2012
I see there are a lot of great reviews on here but nothing current (2011-2012). The school has a new principal this year. I heard many great things about the old principal was great. So far I am not impressed with the new one. Where should I start....From what I was told there wasn't enough discipline last year. This year the new one seems to go to the extreme. I personally have not experienced a child getting into trouble but from what I have personally seen I am not impressed. However, I am concerned. I have personally seen children put into the supply closet for their misbehavior. Yes that's right I said closet. When she makes calls to parents it's never out of concern. It's more of "I want to tell you your child is bad" and then she tells you how you should handle things at home. She blows things out of proportion when in fact it is something minor. I would go into detail but my children are still at the school while we search for a new school. Once we have relocated I can elaborate more. The really sad things is the teachers are really nice. We would stay if it wasn't for the principal.

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August 18, 2009
Olalla Elementary is a wonderful school. It is small and personal. The staff is friendly and always makes families feel welcome.

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September 04, 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!

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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!

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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!

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February 02, 2007
Administration desk not friendly. Principal not very professional. Teachers there are wonderful!

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January 03, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Olalla Elementary School
6100 SE Denny Bond Blvd, Port Orchard, WA  98359
(360) 443-3350
Last modified Olalla Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Olalla Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top