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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Olympia School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Olympia, WA. It has 10,196 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Telephone
(360) 596-6100

Olympia School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1240
730 responses
Average ACT
28
125 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,196
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,273
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$111,239,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,440/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$55,539
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Median Home Value
$265,400
National
$184,700

Olympia School District Reviews

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The school's in this district are very different from each other and I feel lucky to have gone to Olympia High School. It's probably the most college prep ready school for students wanting to achieve a higher level of education after graduation. The district is pretty diverse in it's acceptance of different types of people. But I think that it could be better if there weren't so many differences in the schools. The grip of education needs to be tightened in more schools in order to match that of Olympia High School. Giving all of the students chromebooks was a generous addition to the curriculum but making it a requirement is a little too much. Technology is becoming more advanced and it's seen more and more in our every day lives but it's not a necessity so it shouldn't become one in every single class we have.
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Olympia school district was fenominal at allowing teachers to design classes in a way that provided application to every day life. The classes were fun and interesting as well as inclusive and individualized. I admired the ability of the schools and districts to celebrate diversity, embrace individuality and develope our multicultural understanding. If I could change something with the Olympia school district I would improve the help and involvement in the bridge between high school and college.
The staff at Olympia high school is the kindest and most caring I have seen of any school I know. I even see the janitors smiling and saying hello. The motto here is pride, courage and tradition and they follow it whole heartedly. There is never a day where you won’t be greeted with a smile that will make anyone’s day better. They try to include every single student and make everyone feel like they belong. The students are some of the most caring people I will likely ever meet. The only complaint I would have would be that some kids are just toxic people. However, this is not the staffs fault, but instead the parents lack of parenting skills.