Olson Park Elementary School
Olson Park Elementary School serves 295 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.
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% (majority Hispanic).
Olson Park Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Olson Park Elementary School's student population of 295 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
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 0.41, 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 Data
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#898 out of 3655 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education
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.
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.
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