A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Olympia School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Olympia, WA. It has 9,756 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
1113 Legion Way Se
Olympia, WA 98501
Telephone
(360) 596-6100
Website

Olympia School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1230
474 responses
Average ACT
28
94 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,756
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,158
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$111,239,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,799/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%

Olympia School District Reviews

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I was with the Olympia School District from preschool to my senior year. The experience was great! Faculty, sports, and schools were all great in my opinion. I'd definitely recommend to those who are interested or have recently moved here.
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As far as districts go, it was a pretty good one. The administration was very supportive of the various clubs and extracurriculars there and worked very hard to make the school a safe place for everyone to be. They strived to be accepting and welcoming to all, which is a quality of increasing scarcity. The only thing that bothered me was that one of the graduation requirements was slightly discriminatory towards military families and those who moved there after 7th grade. The requirement was that all students complete a course of Washington State History that was offered in 7th grade. If you moved into the district after that, you had a more difficult time trying to get that fulfilled. But as a senior, you could take the Civics class, which would count, so overall it's not too bad. Just annoying.
Every school district struggles in areas of education, whether it be time management, administration, or financial support for low-income families. The Olympia School District is great at supporting low-income families and students with reduced-price lunches, fee waivers, and counseling. The administration is hardworking and holds high expectations for all students. However, OSD is terrible at managing time. Snow days, test days, SAT's/ACT's, sports, meetings, after school help, late-starts, etc. The District could really work on their communication in this area, because the students are impacted as well by poor time management.