Olson Park Elementary School

  • Olson Park Elementary School serves 295 students in grades 1-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Olson Park Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

School Overview

  • Olson Park Elementary School's student population of 295 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-6
Total Students295 students
This chart display total students of Olson Park Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Olson Park Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Olson Park Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Olson Park Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Olson Park Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Olson Park Elementary School is 0.41, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1458 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Olson Park Elementary School, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Olson Park Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Olson Park Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Olson Park Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Olson Park Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
11%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Olson Park Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
5%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Olson Park Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
76%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Olson Park Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Olson Park Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Olson Park Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.410.68
This chart display the diversity score of Olson Park Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Olson Park Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Olson Park Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarlem Ud 122 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
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
5  
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

Review Olson Park Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Public schools have been the recent grounds of tuberculosis infections. Learn about the symptoms and how to protect your child from catching tuberculosis.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the financial impact of COVID-19 on public schools and what to expect in the future. We’ll talk about the effects of budget cuts and other challenges affecting the public school system for the remainder of this school year and into the next.
As the nation works to recover from COVID-19, parents wonder what the fall of 2020 holds in terms of the upcoming school year. Read on to learn some tips for preparing for potential challenges and to see the answers to some of the biggest questions being asked by parents of school-age children.