330 Se 11th Ter
Dania, FL 33004
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Olsen Middle School serves 662 students in grades 6-8.
Olsen Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

Olsen Middle School's student population of 662 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
662 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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Date
Early Release Day / Last Day of School
June 09, 2022 (Thursday)

School Rankings

Olsen Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Olsen Middle School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3132 out of 3628 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
38%
33%
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Black
38%
22%
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White
20%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
Do not send your child here. There is alot of fighting and bullying . Teachers can only do so much.
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5  
We transferred to Olsen Middle last year from HAAS. We are much happier here at Olsen. The teachers and the staff have been very supportive and caring. My child has gone from very unhappy and unproductive at HAAS to making honor roll and being happy at Olsen. I am glad I can stay in touch with the teachers and access her work online. This school has many incentives. There is a virtual learning class that empowers the kids into running a virtual company. I am very impressed with the electives. There are also classes that certifies the kids in Microsoft office. I am happy with the school security and anti-bullying. I recommend Olsen Middle School.
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2  
This school has undergone changes that are very detrimental to the students. It operates more like a boot camp than a middle school. Children have absolutely NO socialization opportunities on a daily basis and are forced to remain with the same students for all classes and lunch. If child falls in lower levels of FCAT testing, they have extra classes each day and operate on a totally different schedule than the rest of the school. They have no electives, no breaks during the day, they are forced to study every minute of the day, not even being allowed time outside to stretch or relax. Good teachers at this school are far and few between.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 662 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68 (Top 10%)

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