1414 Minahan Dr
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Olson Park Elementary School serves 394 students in grades 1-6.
Olson Park Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 1-6
  • Enrollment: 394 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Olson Park Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Olson Park Elementary School's student population of 394 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-6
Total Students
394 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Olson Park Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Olson Park Elementary School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#898 out of 3655 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
15:1
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American Indian
1%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
10%
27%
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Black
6%
17%
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White
74%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.44
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Olson Park Elementary School's ranking?

Olson Park Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% IL state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% IL state average).

How many students attend Olson Park Elementary School?

394 students attend Olson Park Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

74% of Olson Park Elementary School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What grades does Olson Park Elementary School offer ?

Olson Park Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 1-6

School Reviews

4   10/20/2021
I love Olson I have been there since first grade and made wonderful friend's and the teachers help so much. I am in 6 grade and my teachers make 6-grade fun and make you not worry about going to middle school next year.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - happyperson
2   12/3/2008
My son went to the Parker Center and it was great, but Olson Park... It's not organized at all. The principal is not very friendly. No one at the school is on one accord. There are not a whole lot of extracurricular activiites. Everyone in my subdivision told me that I would be dissapointed, but it seems as though the local people are o.k. with the school. No one ever seems to know what's going on. They depend on the little kids to tell the parents what they've been told. The facilities are very cluttered. My son teacher is really nice though.
- Posted by Parent - busin
5   11/4/2008
I have a daughter that has gone to this school for three years now. This is the best elementary school in the park. My daughter has adhd and she's bi-polar and all the teachers that she has had and has now are all very understanding and patient with her. She wasn't doing very good in 1st and 2nd grade until she started 3rd grade at Olson, now she gets A's, B's, and C's. She very proud of herself and really loves to go to school. They have done miracles and I thank them everyday.
- Posted by Parent - stacy

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 1-6
  • Enrollment: 394 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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